From Runway to the Runways: The Jumpsuit
Like the swallows coming back to Capistrano, you can always count on some designer returning to that perennial non-classic, the jumpsuit and throwing a couple down the runway to see if they’ll stick. We’re currently in a “let’s try this one more time” period as there have been several jumpsuits seen in the Spring/Summer collections this year.
In the “Pro” column, jumpsuits can be extremely versatile articles of clothing, with a range from “running out to the ATM” to “appearing on the red carpet.” In the “Con” column you have decades of bad associations. Kind of like a female leisure suit except no one’s currently trying to make the leisure suit happen.
The 2008 models show that versatility for which the jumpsuit is famous, but for the most part, they avoid the dowdiness and even ugliness for which they’re somewhat infamous. Even if you hate them all, fear not. If past trendlines hold, they won’t be around for very long.
[Photos: WireImage/Style.com - Screencap: Project RunGay]