History of jumpsuits
Jumpsuits didn’t gain popularity as a major fashion piece because jumpsuits portrayed a heavy masculine appeal that wasn’t very fashionable. Only in the 1970s that jumpsuits became popular, whereby the jumpsuits has been designed based on the science fiction TV shows and movies such as The Star Trek, The Jetsons or another host of science fiction TV shows and movies. While it is suitable to be worn during the day, the Americans preferred to wear the jumpsuits during the night, usually at the disco clubs by pairing it with funky platform shoes, inspired by rock stars and bands such as John Travolta, the Bee Gees, KC and the Sunshine Band and the Jacksons as well who rocked the look while they were performing their gigs on stage. Other celebrities as well have jumped into the jumpsuits craze such as Elvis Presley who infamously wore the White pearl aka On Stage suit, the very first jumpsuit on stage while performing. Since then, Elvis has worn many versions and designs of jumpsuits such as the Black tapestry jumpsuit, the Blue tapestry jumpsuit, the Green tapestry jumpsuit and the Concha jumpsuit. Ever since then, many celebrities such as Madonna, Britney Spears, and the Spice Girls wore jumpsuits on stage and it continued to be a trend until it slowly begins to decline in popularity in fashion for women.
Jumpsuits became fashionable again when famous designers like Marc Jacobs, Max Azria, and several others showcased their jumpsuits and rompers designs in their Spring 2009 collections. Initially, the garments were compared to children’s onesies but it soon took off and now, rompers and jumpsuits were seen just about everywhere, from runways to the streets and were made with more materials such as satin, Lycra, and silk.
Jumpsuits vs rompers
Jumpsuits is a vintage/retro outfit, made popular during the 80s when it was worn in the factories and rock by night, giving the industrial work clothes vibe. The modern version of jumpsuits are rompers, which is designed to bring out the playful side of the wearer, making it popular among young, budding fashionistas. Rompers are considered as an alternative to summer dresses as it is the shorter version of jumpsuits, showing off the upper legs while jumpsuits cover the entire legs, making it look like a full pants. The details, as well as the fabrics on the modern rompers, makes the wearer stands out in their own individual way.
Fashion trends for Spring 2015
Today’s jumpsuits are different than the jumpsuits in the 70s and 80s whereby the designers now have given a modern twist to the jumpsuits by making it more jump and less of a suit. Simply put, the jumpsuits today are made with less fabric than the vintage selections of jumpsuits back in the day. This year’s Spring, floral prints, pleated waist, lace jumpsuits as well as silhouettes with short, long and mid, chambray and silken fabrics, printed and color-blocked versions are trending. Not only that, classic designs, wide-leg trousers, open-backs and other spectacular experimental shapes and cuts are emerging as well. Since jumpsuits are statement one piece suits that can be worn anytime, celebrities such as Beyoncé, Vanessa Hudgens, and Sarah Jessica Parker have been spotted wearing statement jumpsuits on the red carpet, ditching the regular look of long, boring gowns and little black dresses.
Different jumpsuits for different body types
The good news is that many designers such as Alexander McQueen, Robert Rodriguez, and Diane Von Furstenberg have been busy designing tons of assortments of jumpsuits, increasing the availability of jumpsuits in the market. Finding a suitable jumpsuit for your body shouldn’t be discouraging, but it is not difficult to make it work as one would imagine. For those who have an athletic-type of the body, wear spaghetti straps and low cut jumpsuits as it helps to emphasize your sexy body parts. Adding a touch of patterned mesh will help to highlight your body without adding the width to your shoulders. A v- neck is flattering on curvaceous bodies because it helps to highlight your best assets, define your shape and adds volume on the bottom half, minimizing the bulk. Sleeves are a good choice if you have large arms.
For those who have petite body frame, structured rompers, strapless, and vertical patterns are the best as it lengthens the petite frame and minimized added bulk. If you are bold enough to show some skin, opt for the halter neck that has an open back or a jumpsuit with a sexy detailing on the back. A good example of a celebrity rocking a halter jumpsuit is Vanessa Hudgens who wore it to the Jenny Packham Fall 2013 show, where she showed off a look with an embellished neckline from the designer. She proves that you can still look vogue chic even if you don’t have the height!
People with tall body frame are the luckiest as any type of rompers and jumpsuits are suitable to wear though drop waist and horizontal pattern option are the best fit on this body type, as it helps to shorten the frame so that the women doesn’t appear too tall. If you want to look seductive, balance out a long sleeved look with a plunging neckline, similar to the look that was seen on Beyoncé at the Grammys.
Fun ways to glam up or dress down with jumpsuits
Wearing jumpsuits can be tricky as it is not always look flattering on you unless you are blessed with certain body shape, (skinny) but it is not impossible. The most important thing to remember about style is to have fun, but by keeping these style tips in mind, you can avoid making a major fashion mishap before heading out the door.
• Consider fun flat sandals or heels with laces that travel up your calf, or opt for a simple ballet flat for the casual day outlook.
• Lay off unnecessary accessories as too much can be a pain in the eye. Just throw in some tasteful bangles or long necklaces, or maybe a pair of hot sunglasses and you’re ready to sail!
• Belts are a brilliant way to accentuate your waist.
• Keep your makeup and your hair neutral, with the exception of daring makeup for an evening wear.
Shop for the best rompers and jumpsuits from the best online stores
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