The first jumpsuit. Invented in 1919 by the Florentine Thayat. However, the basic model was still the one worn by parachutists, skiers and aviators, but it progressively moved from the world of sports to closets. Jumpsuits still elude to futuristic fashion due to frequently used in wardrobe for sci-fi film and television.
Beginning in about the 1960s, the jumpsuit began jumping in and out of ready to wear and high fashion with a larger presence in the 1980s. They retain connotations of the future because they have been frequently featured in popular science fiction.
This spring/summer, trend embraces notable jumpsuits across the board. Casual cottons to elegant silks establish the scale of the jumpsuit. Enter any discount retailer and you will find a variety of cotton or jersey jumpsuits. As well, the runways for the season presented elegant and fashion forward versions of the jump suit.
One of my favorite was Diane Von Furstenberg’s jumpsuit in a signature print of black and white with a halter keyhole top presenting a classic approach. Derek Lam’s line includes a sleek black simple design that would work for day or evening. Moving to a more trending silhouette is Emilia Wickstead’s tomato red cropped ankle jumpsuit with strapless corset fitted bodice. Salma Redwan also delivers in red however, her design features a traditional lapel top with the futuristic wrap at waist wit a trim “cigarette leg”.
There is no shortage of denim with dropped or draw string waist can be found at Trina Turk, Citizen’s of Humanity, Joe’s Jeans, Isabel Marant and but of course, Levi’s.
Jump in and enjoy!