Over the past few decades, the jumpsuit has been sported by various fashion icons, from the Spice Girls to Britney Spears in her Oops! I did it again music video. Often reserved for more daring celebrity outfits in the past, jumpsuits have made a comeback as a serious fashion statement.
These days, shoppers are more easily swayed by fashion that is convenient and comfortable. Pulling on a jumpsuit allows one to know that they will look astonishing whilst saving time on picking out matching items to create a complete outfit. Jumpsuits have become an essential item of clothing in everyone’s wardrobe due to their versatility and comfort, whether going to work or strutting down the red carpet.
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Stella McCartney has been a modern pioneer of the jumpsuit – alongside a whole host of other designers – maintaining that this item of clothing will remain a staple piece of everyone’s arsenal in 2020, including brands such as Zimmerman and Zara. It is a garment that suggests preparation for hard work yet one that is elegance personified and extremely flattering for all. A timeless garment, the jumpsuit is here to stay.
In addition to its status as a gender unifier, the jumpsuit also represents the demolition of class segregations. Jumpsuits were traditionally sported by working-class women for utilitarian jobs, whilst upper-class woman wore items of elegance (this is excellently displayed in the juxtaposing couple depicted in the 1975 British sitcom, The Good Life). Nowadays, everyone – no matter their class or gender – can wear a jumpsuit as it’s versatile and can be dressed up or down for any occasion. Thus, it could be said that jumpsuits unite humanity, illustrating that one can embody whichever persona they choose with their outfit choices.
The jumpsuit has no age limit, no sex preference or ideal practicality. It is a garment that moulds itself to your everyday needs, making sure that everything you do, you do in style, making it the garment of the future.
Modern-day women are also ditching the traditional white gowns on their wedding day, instead are replacing them with the much chicer jumpsuit. Again, this has something to do with the functionality of a jumpsuit, allowing a bride to be comfortable on her wedding day, whilst still creating the same astonishing reaction as a dress would have had.
Today’s brides are more likely to experiment with their looks, combining traditional elements with modern tastes, such as pairing a jumpsuit with a veil. While this may represent a break in convention, it allows a woman to be herself on her big day and helps to dispel some of the more sexist, misogynistic aspects of marriage that have lived on as a result of ‘tradition’. A jumpsuit doesn’t make you any less beautiful or any less feminine than a dress – a fact that society is beginning to accept and embrace. Instead, they have the ability to surprise due their unconventionality, whilst retaining and elegant, stylish ‘aisle-ready’ feel. Women no longer need to dress like a princess on their wedding day or be saved by their prince – they can do that for themselves, alongside an equal partner – and their fashion choices reflect that modern-day twist on convention.
Jumpsuits are the ultimate all-in-one item of clothing that every individual should possess as a perfect blend of comfort, ease, utility, power and sass!