Jumpsuits coming back into fashion

A fashion designer is set to ensure jumpsuits come back into ladies’ fashion, it has been suggested. Writing in the London Evening Standard, fashion editor Laura Craik noted that Phoebe Philo is returning such items of women’s clothes to prominence.

Originally, the word jumpsuit referred specifically to a one-piece garment used by skydivers. However, these days it is used when describing any one-piece garment with sleeves and legs.Ms Craik noted that Philo wore one of her own jumpsuit designs, which was strapless and was made from black wool crepe, when she picked up her Designer of the Year accolade at the British Fashion Awards. According to the writer, by doing this the she made everyone in the room wonder “why didn’t I think of that?”.

She added: “Fast forward to May 2011 and while it wouldn’t quite be accurate to say the shops are full of jumpsuits, they are certainly out there as a major trend.” Meanwhile, she went on to claim that when it comes to ladies’ fashion, the 1970s look is back in vogue.

Ms Craik also pointed out that while she has always been too afraid to wear such garments in the past, she is now prepared to give the items a go. She remarked: “Judiciously accessorised (not with wedge heels and chunky bracelets), this, I feel, could be a sophisticated, understated evening look that has as little to do with the Seventies as an iPad.”

She noted that she wants to start off with a simple black jumpsuit that features wide, fluid legs and gives a similar effect to a maxi dress.Like many consumers, Ms Craik may decide to source her garments over the web. This can be the quickest and simplest way for people to stock up on women’s clothes and other such items.

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