Jumpsuits originally referred to the utilitarian one-piece garments used by parachuters and skydivers, but has come to be used as a common term for any one-piece garment with sleeves and legs.
Starting in the 1960s, the jumpsuit has made occasional appearances in regular and high fashion (particularly in the 1980s), but has never been a common item of everyday wear. They retain connotations of futurism because they have been frequently featured in popular science fiction.
And then they suddenly became stage costumes and were used in stage productions and by various singers and bands:
Now normal people like you and me cannot wear such stuff, unless its a costume party or if we are performers or entertainers..
We still do have a big variety to choose from.. We have jumpsuits, playsuits and rompers..
You might be asking what the difference is between jumpsuits, rompers and playsuits. The terms are often interchanged. Basically though, jumpsuits are long, rompers are short and playsuits are casual short suits.
Tips for wearing a Jumpsuit
- Fit is everything! You don’t have to pour yourself into the one-piece like Rihanna, (actually regardless of how perfect your body is, please don’t it’s just tacky) but a sleek look helps.
- Check key fit points: waist, bum and bust. Bagging all over will kill the look. This is one look that may require the finishing touches of a tailor otherwise there is the risk of looking like a mechanic (nothing wrong with that just not very “Vogue”)
- A jumpsuit makes a statement. No need to pile on the jewels or layer on the makeup with this look.
- Jumpsuits give you a long, lean line. Add even more visual height with a heel (boots or stacked platform look best).
- Try to avoid colors like yellow and orange or even red as the can be very 'prison' wear.
- Make sure the crotch fits well and does not bag or slouch, as this is not very easily sew-able.
Jumpsuits can be worn anytime, anywhere. They’re surprisingly flattering. Wear them during the day with boots, layer with waistcoats or jackets, accessorise with a scarf. Then quickly transform the look for evening with high heels, glam jewellery and a smart clutch.”
So whether you’re nipping to the shops or having a night out on the town, if you want what all the best dressed celebs are wearing and to combine comfort with style, flexibility with flair, then a jumpsuit is the perfect outfit for you.
Pair with the right shoes: If your jumpsuit is ultra long, pair with flats to keep the attention on the jumpsuit.
For cropped or 3/4 length, pair with tall heels to lengthen your legs.
Accessorize: Jumpsuits can be a bit overwhelming, boring or can even look like work coveralls if you don’t accessorize properly. Break the suit up with a different colored belt around your natural waist. Statement jewelry adds some pizazz to an elegant jumpsuit. Or, to dress down your suit, wear a blazer or cardigan.
Choose the right fit: With jumpsuits, it’s really important to choose the right fit. If the suit doesn’t fit properly, you’ll have bulges in places that are not flattering. Choose a style that fits your body well, draping and hugging your curves in the right places. You don’t have to be a size 2 to wear a jumpsuit, but you do need to find the right style if you’re lucky enough to have some curves.
Choose the right fabric: This goes with finding the right fit. Fabric can make a huge difference in how the jumpsuit fits your body. Clingy fabrics like silk will hug your curves more than stiffer fabrics like denim or cotton. Even jersey is a better option if you’re looking for something a little more forgiving.
Stick with solids: Though there are a few cute patterned jumpsuits, most make you look like you’re wearing wallpaper. If you’re a newbie to jumpsuits, stick with a solid color. A black jumpsuit can easily replace your LBD.