Jump-suiting On The Bandwagon
If there was one thing that surprised us about the red carpet looks from the awards weekend just gone, it was the fact that it wasn't Florence Welch's floor length Givenchy Couture or Rihanna's Azzedine Alaia that had us steaming up our smartphones. In fact, for once we were almost completely distracted from the gowns (ok, other than Jessica Chastain's Roland Mouret). Instead it was the power play of the jumpsuit – oh so sophisticated, womanly and neat - that had us reaching for a search engine.
There's something bold about a jumpsuit, even aside from the act of wearing it on a red carpet populated by designer skirt. Maybe it's the fact that there are no seams to hide behind, no flattering layers or derrière disguising top – although everything is covered, it’s still all on show. It is this that makes the jumpsuit the domain of the brave and a smart way to showcase a body beautiful without resorting to going braless or sheer.
Elie Saab Pre Fall 13 jumpsuit
At the Grammy's it was Beyonce who flew the jumpsuit flag, in complete contrast to her rather gynecological Super Bowl leotard (hey, we salute a woman who can pull off two challenging looks in the space of a week). Hers was a sleek creation from the Pre Fall 13 collection of St Martin’s graduate and exciting young British talent Osman Yousefzada. At the BAFTAs it was Sarah Jessica Parker, who didn't wear Dior Couture, but instead rolled out an Elie Saab Pre Fall 13 jumpsuit and Jean-Michel Cazabat shoes. Over the weekend Jennifer Lawrence also jumped-suited onto the bandwagon with a our personal favourite, the Stella McCartney Pre-Fall 2013 jumpsuit at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival.
Stella McCartney Pre-Fall 2013 jumpsuit
It’s hardly the first time we’ve seen a jumpsuit in the flash of a paparazzi lens but the tailored, nipped, togetherness of the new generation appeals greatly.