Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Jump Right In!



Get ready to see onesies in adult sizes this upcoming spring season. That’s right, the 70s & 80s fashion staple – the jumpsuit, is making a stylish comeback! The good news is that this time around the infamous line-backer-looking shoulder pads won’t be included.

Be on the lookout for jumpsuits in more refined silhouettes and flattering fabrics like cotton and jersey. Paired with sexy shoes and bold accessories could make this newly resurrected garment one of the chicest items in your closet.

Would you dare to wear a jumpsuit or are they just a bit too much of a trendy blast from the past for your taste?

Check out some of these:


Strapless Jumpsuit with Tie available at www.expressfashion.com for $79.50


Theory Tailor Orolalia Jumpsuit available at www.bloomingdales.com for $345


Modern Knit Jumpsuit available at www.expressfashion.com for $59.50


Jersey Knit Blouson Jumpsuit available at www.newportnews.com for $24.99


Shape fx® Flare-leg Control Jumpsuit available at www.newportnews.com for $49


Ruched Wide Leg Jumpsuit available at www.ardenb.com for $68


Signature Ponte Knit Belted Jumpsuit available at www.spiegel.com for $89


Strapless Trouser Jumpsuit available at www.forever21.com for $29.80

31 comments:

antithesis said...

it's a cute ready-made outfit but i have too much volume in my mid-section for it.

B-More BAP said...

I dig. Looks very comfortable too!

SolShine7 said...

I'm not a fan of these.

Tamstyles said...

The one from F21 is cute! Perfect, just perfect. thanks

B said...

I so wish I could wear these but they aren't too forgiving. You can't be too thin or too volumptous for them. Top heavy or bottom heavy? Not sure if it will work. So I will admire them from a far. Happy Tuesday, BGG!

K-Bear said...

BGG, would I wear one...I've been praying for the return of the catsuit. Yes, that's what we called them and I love them. Of course, you have to be careful when choosing one but if Weight Watchers works out, it's ON! In fact, this is motivation for me to stick to my 2 mile walk every day! I will be in a jump suit this spring!

PBW said...

Did these in the 70s. Please tell me you're just kidding, and they aren't really coming back???

Wes said...

Looks like I need to be visiting Express... I've ben looking for a pantsuit since last summer. They look almost as comfy as the maxi dress.

Sherita said...

I'm not sure if I'll be sporting one of these! Not a fan. It'll be my luck that I have to go the bathroom while out somewhere.

T said...

You know, I would really have to see it on. I'm not working with much in the back and I don't know if it would hurt or help the situation. LOL!

My faves are the theory jumpsuit and the one from Forever 21, though.

lymariposa said...

I'm not a fan, I don't think they'll be comfortable.

Ananda said...

i love jumpsuits. i wore them in 70s and 80s. i got some two summers ago from newport news catalog. i rocked them hard last summer and will rock them again. yeah for the jumpsuit.

rmcandlelight said...

I wore these in the 70's. The only thing I don't like about them is when it comes time to go to the ladies room. Everything has to come off. (lol)

Natakue said...

they look cute, especially the ones from express and forever21...but i can't pull this look off. more power to those who can!

MakeupByRenRen said...

i think this is cute if you have the right frame to rock it

Eb the Celeb said...

I am loving the newport news one and forever 21 better do it ... even though it looks kinda cheap the style is cute

Dropsofglamour said...

Not a big fan but I think non jersey fabrics might be more forgiving. love your blog as always!

Anonymous said...

This look is so fetch!

Shopaholic said...

I love the jumpsuits! Zara has some new ones in as well as forever21!

MeMe said...

I would certainly rock a jumpsuit. I love the Ruched Wide Leg and the Signature Ponte Knit Belted jumpsuits. I could see myself looking too cute in those (plus they're afordable too)!

kitty vodka said...

i love that its one piece but those are just not flattering on anyone!

mimieyes said...

Wow! jumpsuit jumps up again!
I love the Theory Tailor.
Tks!

Miss Mika said...

The one from Bloomingdales is beautiful... but a bit on the pricey side. Also feeling the one from Forever 21... wish it had sleeves though.

I've always wondered (and this may be an ignorant question) but outside of a party or the club, where would one wear a jumpsuit?

Great post BGG!

spitfire said...

I have to agree with some of the earlier responses they are cute but the gym must be your closest friend to really reap the benefit

The Duchess said...

I love the look, I bought the Forever 21 one a few weeks ago and switched out the cheap looking belt and cheap belt loops on the side. Its actually great quality and not as cheap as the picture. Looking for more and the Speigel one is next on my list thanks :)

Brown Girl Gumbo said...

@ Everyone - Not sure if I'd ever wear a jumpsuit. I guess it all depends on the fit. I'm like Miss Mika, where do you wear these??? LOL

ThummyB said...

I could see wearing the one from Speigel w/a suit jacked to work. I could see the one from Newport News being worn to brunch or dinner, and maybe the one from Express on vacation or a walk by the lake.

The material is pretty unforgiving (even slim women will need to break out the spanx). However, I have seem some made of more flowy material that does not cling as much, yet was very pretty...kind of a 'resort look'.

Jeanie said...

If I had the body type, I would totally wear a jumpsuit. Even one with cool pucci-esque, psychedelic print!!! I love blasts from the past but usually am not daring enough to try it out on myself... It's still fun to admire from afar though!

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D' Luxe Designs said...

While wearing a jumpsuit may seem like a "no no" at the moment, I bet by later this spring I have them in an array of colors.

Fit and Fabulous said...

I purchased a 7FAM jumper a year ago. I love it! The only problem is that I lost weight and I can't fit it anymore. I'm trying to decide if I want mass alterations, or do I just want to give it away and find a suitable replacement