Have you ever noticed that in the majority of movies depicting the future everyone is wearing jumpsuits? Whether they’re those splashy silver numbers or a more sobering military-styled one-piece, the point is that the jumpsuit appears to be some kind of evolved fashion item.
Personally, I have my own theories about this. Fashion trends tend to be cyclical in nature – a reprise of 1960s mod style will inevitably be followed by a renewed interest in 1970s bellbottoms and Farrah flips. Next thing you know, everyone’s a circa-1985 Madonna wannabe or rocking prepster blazers and Ray-Bans that look like they were snatched right out of the wardrobe of every character James Spader played for John Hughes. After that, it’s onward to the bad jeans and surly grunge flannels of the 1990s, until it all comes full circle and we find ourselves back in the ’60s again.
It used to take several years to cycle from one retro fashion era to the next but things are definitely speeding up. If we keep going at the current rate, it won’t be long before we’re switching eras with each season. Eventually, fashion will lap itself, bringing about the stylepocalypse – the implosion of fashion as we know it. Once the fibres have settled, the new jumpsuit order will begin.
Essentially, what I’m trying to say here, is that if jumpsuits are the future, you might as well embrace them now. Here are five great looks for the highly evolved:
Isabella romper, $118, from Free People.
Baja jumpsuit, $425, from Tory Burch.
Ashley romper in chartreuse, $138, from Marciano.
BCBG Max Azria
Ellah scarf-print jumpsuit, $338, from BCBG Max Azria.
Diamant romper, $168, from Anthropologie.
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