This autumn is definitely going to be a jumpsuit frenzy. Jumpsuits are everywhere; they’re flooding the catwalks, they’re in every fashion magazine, and they are flying off of the shelves. Jumpsuits are one of the most popular fashion statements at the moment, and rightly so. Comfortable, versatile, and stylish; there really is a jumpsuit to suit every person and every situation. Are you ready for this jumpsuit frenzy? Of course you are.
Jumpsuits have a fascinating history, going back to the 1920s, when they were created to be an easy-to-wear item of sports and leisure clothing. The early jumpsuit designs were incredibly simple and made from just one large piece of material. However, as the century progressed, so did fashion, and the design and popularity of the jumpsuit. By the 1960s and ‘70s, the jumpsuit had developed into a fashion statement, and a very varied one at that. It was seen on ‘70s rock stars, ‘80s divas, and eventually made a comeback in 2006, with a much more sophisticated shape and feel.
Ever since 2006, jumpsuits in one form or another have been available in the main high street stores. They suit people of any size and shape; they flow over any lumps and bumps, and nip in at the waist to create curves even where there aren’t any.
Whether you’re a size 8, or a size 18, there is a jumpsuit out there to suit you.
Personally, I like to wear jumpsuits when I go out. They make fantastic, low-fuss evening wear, and I have half a wardrobe full of them in different styles. I have a black wide-leg jumpsuit that is really quite glamorous, and is perfect for any night out. I like to wear it with red platform heels and a thin belt around the waist, giving me a tall hourglass silhouette, with plenty of red enamel accessories to match my shoes.
Jumpsuits aren’t only good for going out outfits though. I also wear them at home. They’re so comfortable, and it’s so easy to just slip a strappy jumpsuit on in the morning; then go without worrying for the rest of the day. There are tons of prints available, and even denim dungaree-style jumpsuits, which are really comfortable and fun to wear. You’ll never be short of compliments and conversation when you step out in a colorful jumpsuit. Team a patterned number with plain colored pumps or loafers and a big comfy cardigan, and you have a casual outfit that can take you from the hot summer weather through to autumn’s colder weather.
2013 is definitely the peak of a jumpsuit frenzy, and one that you should be a part of.
If you haven’t got a jumpsuit already, then what are you waiting for? Grab a friend, go shopping, and find the perfect jumpsuit. If you’re anything like me, you’ll end up getting hooked and buying one for going out, one for at home, and perhaps even one for work as well.