Jumpsuits: Go modern in a one piece
Classic or casual, the jumpsuit has made a comeback!

Dec 04, 2012 06:40
by Emily Kemp


Playsuit, romper, jumpsuit. There are plenty of ways to describe what is essentially an adult onesie. Jumpsuits started their revival back from the 80s a couple of years ago and have managed to maintain their grip on the fashion market.

First the trend was tentative, with only super-confident fashionistas taking to it. Now the style is filtering down, it’s more accessible and affordable, and we’re seeing it regularly out on the streets and in glossy mags.

Perhaps it’s because jumpsuits are soo easy and comfortable. A flowing style with elastic cinching is perfect for lounging around in a park or throwing over a swimsuit.

But they can also ooze class when worn for dressed-up occasions. Case in point is beauty entrepreneur Lauren Remington Platt who recently pulled off a striking Valentino number in bright red.

Now perhaps Valentino is out of most of our budgets, but we also love the structured fitting of Aussie label Lover’s drifter jumpsuit with the strapless top.

If you’re lusting after a long pantsuit, look for elastic cuffs on flowy styles and cigarette trousers on structured materials to help stop your figure from being overwhelmed.

Jumpsuits can range into the hundreds for a very sleek and modern cut (think Carla Zampatti and Bianca Spencer), to cute and sassy at around $40.

How to style:

• Grungy – feature a loud design, a denim jacket, some coloured frame sunglasses and sneakers.

• Beachy – throw on a head scarf or straw fedora and pair with sandals or wedges.

• Classy – amp it up with peeptoe heels, metallic cuffs and a skinny belt.

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