Over the past couple of years jumpsuits have really come into their own. No longer the preserve of festival-goers, disco divas and professional ice skaters, these days the all-in-one is suitable attire for almost every occasion. Weddings, work and especially weekends, jumpsuits are easily dressed up or down – and they’re incredibly comfortable to wear. Here’s our edit of the ones to buy right now, whatever your size, shape or style…
Work It Out
When it comes to integrating the jumpsuit into your workwear wardrobe, it’s all about tailoring. A nipped-in waist is flattering no matter what, with soft draping actually flattering curves rather than accentuating the bits you might be less confident about. Wear with statement jewellery and a chunky heel and you’re good to go – oh HELLO getting dressed in under five minutes! Extra points for the fact that this has boardroom-to-bar written all over it.
The Sex Kitten
Adding lace, a deep neckline or barely-there straps to your jumpsuit equals instant sex appeal. Perfect if you’re hitting the dance floor, heading to a cocktail party or spending the evening with a special someone. Vertiginous heels, oversized earrings and a slick of bright lipstick et voila.
Top-to-toe prints are a definitely no-no right? Wrong. Romantic florals, smart stripes or ethnic patterns, there’s a print to suit all styles – and you’re guaranteed to make an impact. Wear with a tailored blazer to dress things up for work or occasions, or throw on a denim jacket for a more relaxed look.
It doesn’t get much more effortlessly chic than a jumpsuit. Equal parts effortless and chic, the all-in-one is the new LBD. Simplicity and beautiful tailoring is key here so keep accessories elegant and understated. A simple clutch in a contrasting colour plus a smoky eye and a little sparkly jewellery adds just the right amount of polish.
The Original Jumpsuit
And now we come to the humble origins of the jumpsuit. Once upon a time, the all-in-one was a functional item worn for practicality, so the utility look totally makes sense here. Offset the masculine style of the utility jumpsuit with feminine touches or embrace androgyny with your favourite pair of trainers.