The Jumpsuit Is Back for Spring 2011

jumpsuits spring 2011

Photos: Imaxtree

Jumpsuits from the Cynthia Steffe, Paul Smith and Yves Saint Laurent Spring 2011 collections.


Oh, spring, you are so full of options. From denim to ’70s to bright orange, shoppers have a slew of looks to choose from this coming season. Well, add one more to the list: jumpsuits.

That’s right. The one-piece wonder that just will not fade away has not only been resurrected, it’s become a trend. Mechanics and astronauts everywhere can rejoice in their sartorial stylings. The recent spate of onesie shorts we saw in previous seasons (and worn by the bravest of gals) has morphed into the longer form. Though, we dare say, bathroom breaks will be just as difficult in these.

From Marc Jacobs’s ’70s (and orange!) numbers to Paul Smith’s patterned pieces, the jumpsuit is here to stay. Of course, the retro feel of the runways helps with this sudden influx of one-pieces. Those of us unwilling to shimmy into a suit can start praying for a ’90s revival now.

Yves St. Laurent showed the chicest option (naturally): an all-black belted halter. Sexy and slim, it still allowed for movement. Cynthia Steffe’s printed number was adorable and fun. Even Céline got in on the action, showing a loose, black suit that would convince even nonbelievers that the one-piece is entirely wearable. (Really, we might just buy that one.)

Hermès’s leather looks bordered on the dominatrix side, and Jenny Packham had sheer, embellished versions that were ultra-feminine. Diane von Furstenberg sent out a bold, patterned jumpsuit, while Bottega Veneta’s silk, cream-colored one was loose enough to be comfortable.

Still not convinced enough to jump? (Sorry, we had to.) The good news is that jumpsuits don’t come in one shape this spring. Loose, tight, halter, long-sleeved, belted—anything goes, which means you’re out of excuses.


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