Following Suit – Trend Watch: To Jumpsuit or Not to Jumpsuit

11 Aug

Words by Rahsian Parris

Last month, we laid bare our love of Li-Lo (or at least her wardrobe), supporting her through her impending prison sentence by coming up with fabulous jail-friendly garb to get her through her 90 day spell behind bars and spotting a forthcoming celebrity trend in the making (two birds, one stone and all that). Well that trend has come to fruition ladies and gents, you’ll be hard pressed to miss this one since everyone within an arms length can be seen donning the wardrobe wonder of the moment, the Jumpsuit. However, a month later and we’re still not sure how we feel about this particular trend.

Don’t get us wrong, they look fabulous on the right person (by that we mean supermodel), but this is one trend that is not for everyone. We’ve spotted some fantastic jumpsuits on the string bean like bods of some of our favourite celebs, but we can’t help but feel a little bit cheated with this fashion fad. It’s not for the faint hearted (that’s us out), nor is it suitable for every day wear (overzealous beverage consumption + desperate dash to the loo + jumpsuit = disaster), so the question that comes to mind is, why bother? We’re not going to prison, fact! Very few of us will ever see a red carpet let alone walk down one, fact! And passing out in a bladder stricken heap isn’t our style, not to mention that any one with so much as a curve out of place; i.e normal folk, will look absolutely ridiculous.

So if Rihanna and Co want to light up our lives with their beguiling suits of choice, we will stare in amazement, envy, bemusement and occasionally even disgust and secretly pray that this is one trend that will steer clear of our local high street, though we have already spotted them creeping into the shops. Faux pas aside, if you are brave enough to give this trend a go, here are some we spied earlier, that (we must stress, on the right body shape) will look absolutely gorgeous, but don’t say we didn’t warn you.


Knocking out two trends in one, the Te Amo singer, Rihanna steps out in this beautiful floral jumpsuit [Left] (LOVING the over sized hoops too) and this cuter than cute spotted D&G jumpsuit [Right]. Multi-coloured, spotted jumpsuit = TOTAL DO, matching hair = definite DON’T

Surely if anyone is to be crowned queen of the jumpsuit it has to be Whitney Port who has been sporting this seasons celeb favourite at every given opportunity. We particularly love this dazzling gold number that compliments her sun kissed tresses.

Boho queen by day, instant glamour by night, Sienna Miller rocks this LBJ (Long Black Jumpsuit) with ruffle details outside the Waverly Inn. One word, AWESOME!

As if to prove our theory, here is The City star, Whitney Port again, in this fantastic charcoal jumpsuit looking like a rock and roll princess

Our favourite felon, Lindsay Lohan works this blue, patterned jumpsuit with a black blazer and peep-toes, a winning combo.



3 Responses to “Following Suit – Trend Watch: To Jumpsuit or Not to Jumpsuit”

  1. theweeklyargus August 13, 2010 at 10:50 pm #

    It bodes well for me that the jumpsuit is becoming fashionable. Not that I’m a prisoner or anything, I’ve just always found it to be a particularly sexy item of clothing. I have a closet full of them (they’re all made of latex and mesh), and I always get mocked when I wear them to work.

    • rparris August 13, 2010 at 11:46 pm #

      Haha Hmmm! I wonder where you work :p


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