Jumpsuits are back and how! Here's Neeti Sarkar with a whole range of styles and prints
Filmdom has invariably served as a precursor for fashion trends. So when Bollywood divas such as Rani Mukherjee, Dia Mirza and Bipasha Basu, among a host of others, jumped into the jumpsuit, everyone else seemed to want to follow suit.
While the look spells chic simplicity, the look gone wrong can spell disaster and Priyanka Chopra was among those who received much flak for not being able to carry off the jumpsuit well.
Gone are the days of polyester rompers, jumpsuits now come in sleek silhouettes and fabrics, making it comfort clothing for many. Fashion designer Sanchita Ajjampur says: “The modern jumpsuits are resoundingly fresh and give a dance-your-troubles-away feel. These are one-piece garments, inspired by utilitarian garments used by parachuters and skydivers. This is a perfect all-season trend.”
As we know, given our different body types, not all clothes suit all women and the effortless ease and comfort-chic vibe that a jumpsuit exudes, is what makes it a tricky trend to carry off stylishly.
Sanchita suggests: “Tall and slim women can carry off most of the styles. For a slimmer look go for an extra fitted type as unfastened styles that are not fitted at the waist can make you look larger than you are. Little plunging necklines or a button-up unbuttoned with a vest top underneath would look great too. The belted designs will emphasise the waist and the drape of the fabric avoids any unflattering ruching around the thighs. Halter necks and wrap styles also even out the shape and define the waist. For a glamorous feel wear them with high heels. For those with long and lovely legs, you can opt for short playsuits that are apt for this summer.”
Trishla Kumar, a stylist gives us the colour coding for jumpsuits. “White, black and grey always have takers but if you've got what it takes to wear a bold colour, go in for purple, pink or green. You could even slip into a yellow short onesie if you tone down the rest of your look.”
As far as fabric goes, Sanchita explains: “The busy foulard prints provide an alternative to dominant florals in soft flowing fabrics. Drawstring waists with elasticised details create a new casual shape. Cropped jumpsuits with bright florals are popular for shorter styles and monochromes in abstract and contrast prints in black and white stand out. The tropical style is ‘in' this summer with retro Hawaiian foliage prints.”
Jumpsuits designed by Sanchita Ajjampur are in flat silk chiffon and tabby silk for the cool and breezy feel, perfect for the season.
Designer Michelle SaIins says: “I simply adore jumpsuits. I think it's a very smart trend both as shorts and as a full length ensemble. But I always say that carrying off a jumpsuit is not very easy and one must make sure to never over accessorise it.
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