We love any fashion purchase with a smart angle, hence our new obsession for the return of the jumpsuit. This is one savvy investment piece: it's more polished but lends the same functionality as our pants and blouses, plus these items easily transition from day to night with the simple switch of footwear or the added sparkle of a few jewels. Need more convincing? This crew of jumpsuit-clad celebrities did the legwork for us — now we can't imagine not owning this one-piece wonder. From model Chrissy Teigen's statement-making red version to Shailene Woodley's more nonchalant iteration, each of these style stars makes a pretty convincing case for, um, jumping into the trend right now. Click on for the celebrity inspiration, then shop our favorite styles.
Today, we’re highlighting the return of the jumpsuit! This ‘70s-inspired silhouette was seen on the Spring 2011 runways at Yves Saint Laurent, Diane von Furstenberg, and Fendi. Whether you want an edgy, urban warrior look, a flirty romper, or an all-out evening outfit, here are three fabulous jumpsuits to wear this season! On Allison: Topshop romper, House of Harlow ring, H&M Swedish Hasbeens shoes
If you're on a budget, and stuck between wanting to buy clothing you can wear now and wanting to buy that which will still work this Spring, today is your day. You couldn't ask for more than a 100% silk jumpsuit for $80. Completely on trend, relatively affordable, and wearable in both cold and warm weather--we could even get behind the notion to buy more than one. Check out our roundup of jumpsuits on the Spring 09 catwalks, right here.
The proportions might have changed over the seasons but it feels like the jumpsuit trend has been with us for quite some time now. What we can't turn our backs on is the one-stop approach to getting dressed in the morning and the fact that we have never felt anything less than fabulous in a one-piece get-up. Check out Spring 2009 examples from everyone from Maison Martin Margiela to Dolce and Gabbana. Click on the designer's name below each picture to see their full Spring 2009 collection.
Jumpsuits cropped up often in the Spring 09 shows, and, in the wake of an era dominated by onesy-s of all manifestations, some parameters are in order. On the one hand, you can take your jumpsuit to an androgynous place with the flight suit looks. It's relatively subdued and rather nice when paired with heels. On the other side of the spectrum come unabashed, seventies-inspired jumpsuits. Whether bejeweled, or a-symmetrical, these suits are always wide legged and silk. We're all about a trend that has a silhouette for every type of person--we just hope they don't proliferate the market the way the shorts-version did a few seasons back. Anyway, the full jumpsuit has always been the more sophisticated option. Here's to one-stop shopping of a different kind.
Speaking of shaking your groove thang, Sarah Jessica Parker showed up to the Late Show With David Letterman wearing a sophisticated black strapless jumpsuit. She kept her accessories simple in order to draw more attention to the great jumpsuit. Smart! Prior to her wardrobe change, she arrived in casual jeans and sexy-as-hell Pedro Garcia suede slingbacks that I've been eyeing for a while. And it wouldn't be SJP unless she did something a little off kilter, like folding only one of her jean legs!
I've never been a fan of jumpsuits and this Marciano Bridget Jumpsuit ($248) lets me see why. They're unflattering and cheesy —especially when they have a loud print. I mean, why would you voluntarily pay that much to look like a walking fashion disaster? Do you love it or hate it?