Fashion is no stranger to procuring inspiration from all walks of life. Take for example trends like gorpcore or pajama dressing that encourage us to go about our day in Patagonia fleeces and nightgowns, without any intention of taking a hike or a nap, respectively. The current popularity of boiler suits also speaks to this sartorial game of make-believe: We’re not necessarily planning to change a tire, or perhaps perform any sort of manual labor, and yet a practical, one-piece jumpsuit has become the preferred aesthetic across street style photos everywhere.
With a boxy fit, this practical trend suggests a mechanics’ or pilots’ uniform. However, thanks to brands like Orseund Iris, Ganni, and Sea, the silhouette has been given a more fashion-forward touch with figure-defining belts, bold prints, bright colors, and delicate details including puffed sleeves. Below, take a look at how fashion insiders have worn this trend, then shop other styles that allow you to channel your most creative, utilitarian dresser.