Jumpsuits were once only for fashion’s fearless trailblazers, now they are a staple of most women’s wardrobes. Perhaps it’s the ease with which a jumpsuit provides an instant outfit choice, or maybe it’s the added drama wearing a jumpsuit provides when trying to get out of it in a hurry- who’s gonna win on that race to the toilet, you or your zip?
If you’ve not already embraced the romper, what are you waiting for, it will make for the perfect alternative to the LBD come party season of December, giving you a failsafe option for a last minute party or office do.
However, a word of caution… A jumpsuit is one thing. A vintage jumpsuit is quite another level of commitment to the look. I’m talking bell bottomed flares, I’m talking garish prints and bold colours. But that is half the fun of vintage dressing in my opinion, you’re always treading a fine line between amazing and truly hideous, I will leave you to be the judge of what side these jumpsuits fall on…
LOOK ONE: THE WORK PARTY
This jumpsuit (although slightly VPLing me) was in the words of Steve Carrel, ‘the perfect combination of sexy and cute’. The red floral panelling was demure and contrasted really nicely with the waist cinching style of the bottom half. A great choice for a work do.
LOOK TWO: THE DAY TO NIGHT NUMBER
An electric blue all in one number, some might say I look a bit like a mechanic but they were just jealous. This jumpsuit is perfect for wearing when you’re unsure of how hard you’re gonna go. For the day, team with your favourite floppy hat and sneakers, add flatform heels and a lipstick for an evening appointment.
LOOK THREE: THE BIG NIGHT OUT
I loved the lacey top half of this romper. The long sleeves really made it stand out from other party choices and make you want to float about like a 70s superstar. Accessorise with strappy black sandals and a moody lipstick and you’ll be good to hit the tiles.