Go Buy Now: Jumpsuits

November 8, 2011

Red Carpet

Go Buy Now: Jumpsuits

Pictured L to R: Fearne Cotton, Annalynne McCord and Elle McPhearson

If you buy one thing this month, make it a jumpsuit.

The advantages are numerous: comfort, elegance, flattering to all shapes and sizes and they work well in every imaginable colour and fabric.

Specifically speaking this season, the jumpsuit has taken on looser proportions as slinky silks and slouchy satins dominated the autumn/winter runways. No doubt influenced by the Seventies trend that shaped summer styling with wide brim hats and flared silhouettes, relaxed tailoring looks set to stay a little longer.

Perfect for a laidback take on evening wear, the jumpsuit will become your best friend for the party season. And contrary to popular belief, you don’t need to have supermodel pins to pull off this trend. Those with a slimmer upper half can create symmetry with a halter neck or décolleté style that flatters the arms and chest while palazzo pants disguise hips and thighs.

See Hakaan for inspiration and try this purple River Island number from their Christmas collection (arriving in stores soon). Or, for those who prefer to show off dainty ankles while covering an ample chest or arms, the cargo-style sleeved jumpsuits at Sonia Rykiel are the perfect solution.

Don’t be afraid to choose bold colours like Fearne Cotton (pictured, who’s sporting a vintage style). Boyish figures like can create a waist with Michael Kors-esque belted jumpsuits. Or go for two tone, like Annalynne McCord (pictured), with her gorgeous Alice & Olivia number.

For those going for the wow-factor, seek out something similar to Chanel’s sequin boiler suit or Elle McPherson’s bright, lime green jumpsuit. Essential additions are a knockout necklace, thin leather belt, oversized clutch and sky-high heels.

Style tip: Add a wide obi style corsage belt to your jumpsuit to add a touch of Marc Jacobs or make your own with some silk or satin material.

Here are  some more of our favourite jumpsuits:

Jennifer Rothwell wide leg catsuit €195, Project 51

Joseph Ribkoff Jumpsuit – The Secret Sell Off – €65

Mona Jumpsuit – Monsoon – €210/£135

Red baby silk frill jumpsuit – Dorothy Perkins – €62/£50

Belted Jumpsuit – Oasis – €94/£75

– Gillian Brett

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