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A Look at the History of the Jumpsuit

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Simplicity and ease are an important part of today’s fashion. We all lead busy lives, and the quicker we can get dressed (while still looking put together) the better. Nothing accomplishes this goal like the jumpsuit. People were skeptical when it first resurfaced as a trend a few years ago, but when you think about it, is it any wonder that this all-in-one outfit has become so popular? The jumpsuit fits in perfectly with a woman’s busy lifestyle; it’s an uncomplicated way of dressing, and can be worn for almost any occasion. The first high fashion jumpsuit was designed in the late 1930’s. After a hiatus, the jumpsuit resurfaced in the 1960’s. By the 1970’s the jumpsuit was synonymous with the music world with such famous rockers as Elvis Presley, Mick Jagger and David Bowie, but the jumpsuit was not just for celebrities. It was a popular look for many people during the disco era. It was an especially clever outfit for such an important time in women’s liberation. The flowing cuts allowed women to have the ease of pants, while still giving the illusion of a dress. During the 1980’s, jumpsuits got bigger, bolder, and brighter. What was most appealing about the 80’s version, however, was that the outfit could make a huge impact with very little work involved, it was the epitome of being effortlessly cool. Today’s jumpsuits are much more toned-down, often solid colors with many ways to style them. With the holiday’s just around the corner think about the fashion options a jumpsuit can avail. Add a blazer for the office, a statement belt to define the waist and bold accessories. The goal is to find accessories with the ability to highlight your jumpsuit.This head-to-toe, all-in-one garment creates a striking look that moves beyond a simple dress or pants and top combo, and into more fashionable territories. It’s very possible that the jumpsuit is making a transition from fashion statement piece to fashion staple.

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