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I’m a proud owner of my first jumpsuit and wanted to share the pictures and a small history lesson with you. The beauty of this garment is it’s simplicity. With their one-piece construction of long pants and a top, jumpsuits can be dressed up or down depending on their fabric and design. Mine is a striped number with a halter neck, culotte type wide trouser legs and a cutout in the front. Jumpsuit is a complete outfit- just add accessories!

Florentine Thayat created the first jumpsuit in 1919. They were originally intended for professionals in aviation, parachuting, and race car driving. Sportsmen, like skiers and skydivers, would wear them for protection from the elements.It was considered liberating and revolutionary in comparison to other garments that were worn during that time and before. The jumpsuit was a universal item that was easy to make and they became a major fashion trend throughout the following decades.

Elsa Schiaparelli designed silk jumpsuits in the 1930s – the first signs of a jumpsuit fashion trend. They became trendy again in the 1950s as part of the pin-up look and reemerged as a staple of late-1960s and 1970s dressing, impacting the fashion of the psychedelic hippie movement. They also started making appearances on the stage in the 1960s and 1970s and would continue though the 1980s and beyond.

 

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Jump suit: Mine is from Mango but I don’t think it’s in stock any more. You can find similar affordable styles by boohoo and Pretty Little Thing

Sandals: Miss KG

Bag: Custom made

Mood: Feeling invincible in my jumpsuit!

 

Let me know in the comments if you like my look and how you would style it!

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