The Iconic Jumpsuit

Starburst ring by Dose of Rose / Signet ring by Shami Official

Meet one of my favourite pieces of style- the iconic Jumpsuit!

There’s no item of clothing that has encapsulated the words fun, cool, chic and timeless as the Jumpsuit has!

Over the years it found its way from its original intent in 1919 as a garment to be worn while parachuting out of planes, (hence the name ‘jumpsuit’ ) and soon after they were called ‘coveralls’- as seen on aviators (Let’s think Amelia Earhart). Evolving, with the slightest push of elegance, the jumpsuit morphed into ‘lounging pyjamas’ which were worn on yachts, on the beach and at home entertaining. Oh! , and now the latest occasion the Jumpsuit has commandeered, think about that killer Jumpsuit for a moment Solange Knowles down the aisle for her wedding! Looks like the humble parachute jump wear is continuing to evolve!

These days all of the above occasions apply and they are a wonderful easy ‘no think’ option to wear alone or with a simple top. Slip it on and go- its like no fuss wear,

No tugging, no tucking, no adjusting, dreamy!

The one I’m wearing is the Vedette Scalloped Vedette Chino Jumpsuit by Anthropologie. I especially love the large belt tie and wide leg!


I’ve scoured the World Wide Web to find you a fab selection of jumpsuits, here are my faves!