On TrendBy: Molly Watanabe
The jumpsuit has been around for decades, falling into fashion every few seasons or so while never truly falling out. In the ’70s, the jumpsuit trend was very disco; think Studio 54 and Halston. From skintight and belted, shiny material and denim fabrications to more flowing chiffon or silk styles, the one-piece jumpsuit made a triumphant splash in that decade. Shortly, it would work its way into the permanent style lexicon.
As most style statements on their way to becoming a classic, the jumpsuit would return periodically in various forms. In the last several years the one-piece jumpsuit has really become something of a staple. From stylish short versions perfect for summer parties to more glamorous versions in black silk or floral prints for formal events, the jumpsuit or romper has become a go-to piece. Wear one, and you’re effortlessly straddling the line between dress and pant. It’s the best way to merge styles-a new option that takes your look a step further.
Many designers now make jumpsuits and rompers a regular part of their runways, especially in the spring and summer seasons. Diane Von Furstenberg (two of which are pictured here), Stella McCartney, Alexander Wang, Lanvin, YSL, Alexander McQueen…the list goes on and on. Depending on personal style, anyone can absolutely find a one-piece look that works.
Accessorizing is key with a jumpsuit. When wearing one with a lot of color or a strong print, you’ll want to tone down your accessories and let the jumpsuit itself be the statement piece.
If your jumpsuit of choice is black and bold, you’ll want to let your jewelry and accessories make the statement. Don’t overdo it, though- sometimes a jumpsuit on its own can be a lot of look, which is really one of the best things about them. With one statement piece, you don’t need much else to make a fabulous impression.