Jumpsuits are those hit or miss items in our wardrobes, you either knock it out the park or fail miserably looking like a grown child ready to be put to bed. The jumpsuit as we know it today was not always this glamours article of clothing, but synonymous with sports and workwear initially made as an outfit for parachuters and skydivers. It wasn’t until the early 20th century when designer Thayat gave the jumpsuit a fashionable overhaul with a casual twist as an anti-bourgeois statement.
Still, the jumpsuit did not gain the recognition it rightfully deserved until the 1930s when Elsa Schiaparelli created the first high-fashion jumpsuit inspired by wartime efforts. The jumpsuit has been revisited channeling the decade of its time, style and sociopolitical outlook. From the denim jumpsuit of the 1940s reflecting women entering the workforce to bell-bottoms and flares of the 1970s disco inferno.
Today, the jumpsuit continues to create a buzz amongst the fashion crowd as the 60s/70s revival is in full effect. Designers such as Gucci, Prada, Tory Burch, and Chloe have coined the groovy garment taking the classic jumpsuit to higher heights. We’ve opted for a more traditional workwear vibe on this one returning to the utilitarian approach. A beige khaki jumpsuit with all the fixings, multiple pockets, collar, and cuffed short sleeves. Keep things simple by letting the jumpsuit speak for itself by adding a pair of black strappy heels to compliments the look.