Holiday party season has arrived! While I love a fun, short, fancy dress, allow me to suggest going a different route this year. Consider THE JUMPSUIT. No longer for those still wearing diapers, the onesie is a totally party-appropriate alternative to your standard cocktail dress or mini skirt, minus the risk of flashing your panties. And don’t ignore short, romper-style jumpsuits either — just throw on a pair of tight underneath and you’re good to go. Here are 20 reasons to consider the jumpsuit this holiday season…
Most people feel less conflicted about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan than they do about buying anything, anything at J.Crew. The land of the $49.50 T-shirt is a land most of us can only afford to visit — if we can even control our rageface at their excruciatingly painful combination of cute clothes and obscene prices. If your blood pressure is a little wonky, don’t continue reading: the J.Crew bridal department is now selling a $750 sequined romper. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a gorgeous white sequined romper that would look hella cute at a wedding after-party. But SEVEN HUNDRED AND FIFTY DOLLARS. That’s practically one month of my rent. For a romper. A bridal romper. A dry-clean only bridal romper. As if peeing in your wedding dress isn’t difficult enough! Sit with that for a minute. (P.S. J.Crew Factory 4 Eva!) [J.Crew]
As popular as they may be, rompers aren’t really the most flattering piece of clothing. They tend to highlight the lower belly, cause wedgies, and induce cameltoe. And now, despite all that, clothing brand Rebel Yell has created a neon yellow smiley face romper that is just begging for comparisons to the Kool-Aid Man. No thanks. [$79, The Trend Boutique]
We already told you that we do not want the adult BabyGro for ladies, but we want our man to wear the dude version even less. The guy version of the OnePiece features a snowflake design and a kangaroo pocket. We’re not sure how combining this manages to equal cool. But maybe you think this is hot? [Telegraph] Keep reading »
Rompers have become a must-have item for beating the sweltering summer heat. This cute and breezy Victoria’s Secret romper pulls double-duty: it works as a cover-up at the beach but is also festively chic for a BBQ at a friend’s house (just add a T-shirt and a little razzle-dazzle). It’s flattering for all body types, and the roomy fit means you can eat as much as you want without fear of a noticeable paunch.
For most people, the main goal when dressing for the beach is being able to disrobe easily and quickly so precious moments in the sun and water aren’t lost. But there are a few women, like Kelly Rowland and Mexican singer/actress Paulina Rubio, who go beyond the simple swimsuit cover-up, romper, or slip dress, and actually plan an entire outfit for the beach. Keep reading »
If you’re going to hop on the romper bandwagon, then why not go all-out and invest in a classy all-around piece? A good choice would be this black Rag & Bone romper (LBR, anyone?) designed in collaboration with model Jessica Stam. While we love how this design could totally function as evening wear, we’re more into the fact that it’s body-flattering—a drawstring waist allows you to cinch and poof in all the right places.
For all you ladies who are too busy to put your bra and pants on separately and are looking for something you can slip into in seconds, your prayers have been answered. “Brants” are here! Brants combine your sexy bra and sleek pants into one, creating a jumpsuit-like piece of clothing that you can strut around in just about anywhere! They’re like those super-fashionable rompers but sexier. You’ll be sure to attract a lot of attention, especially with the massive camel toe you’ll probably have! And if that’s not enough to get you noticed, the dull beige color of the Brants will do the trick. But before you buy your Brants, don’t get too excited, because, well, they aren’t real … yet. [Dumb as a Blog] Keep reading »
For all you lazy folks out there, I’ve just unearthed your new bloated day/rainy day/ bad day/every day all-in-one look from Steven Alan (he of the divine menswear) for Uniqlo. Throw a boyfriend blazer over it, pair it with some serious heels and a few chunky pieces of jewelry, and you’re set for night. Slap some gladiator flats on and a pair of sunglasses and you’re best-dressed for day. Could this whole fashion thing be any easier? [$60, Uniqlo] Keep reading »
When I was in nursery school, my mom always dressed me in overalls because they were easy to take on and off. That is until she came home from a shopping trip, and I exclaimed, “Openwalls, openwalls, all the time openwalls. What do you think I a farmer?” Well now, I’m totally loving this trend. NOT overalls, but the more adult, updated version of the jumpsuit because it’s just as easy to wear as a dress. The secret is in the proportions, fit and fabric. And of course accessories play a part — jewelry and a handbag will keep the look more chic, less Air Force flight suit. Keep reading »