Having evolved from its former utilitarian connotations, the jumpsuit has now formally cemented itself within the fashion forward sphere.
But, when did the jumpsuit become so fashionable? It’s true, currently it has taken over the party dress as the uniform for cocktail hour. Corporate two-piece tailoring, the favoured office attire, is now being replaced with a smart one-piece and heels. Weekend? No one can surpass the simplicity of the one-and-done jumpsuit.
The jumpsuit is grounded in versatility. Heels, trainers, flats and boots – it’s your finishing accent that can transition your look from, ‘brunch with the girls’ to ‘date night’. And honestly, how many outfits have that ability?
It was the 1970s that cemented the jumpsuit’s place within the epicenter of fashion’s repertoire. Consider the statement it made on the likes of Diana Ross, Bianca Jagger and Cher. The 80s saw an injection of shoulder pads and crimson hues, whilst the 90s embraced the denim dungarees.
Now, the jumpsuit offers you a polished silhouette with minimal effort.I adore this jumpsuit by Rixo – a kaleidoscope of hues and print. How else could you so artfully blend in the celestial and the orient? It’s certainly a showstopper.
Alternatively, the pinnacle brand of jumpsuits and bygone 70s’s sartorial cool has to be Reformation.The subtle design permutations evident in their Missy Jumpsuit (subtle keyhole detailing at the back and the wide leg) means it’s a go-to for any social occasion. But, for weekend ease, simply pair with trainers.
Additionally, the simplicity of this Sleeveless Jumpsuit means it can be styled for work or play. For after hours, switch to heels and add some gold hoops and you’re ready to go.
Whether it’s downtime or out-time, the jumpsuit has evolved to become one of the most important, integral and fashionable items in your wardrobe.