When we saw that the Guardian was making a case for the male jumpsuit (it's as quick and simple as women's day dresses, they say) we thought they had a good point. When we saw that the Daily Telegraph was challenging women to make a jumpsuit work, we thought it was a little Project Runway. Now, this month's Vogue UK is all out telling women to go out and get a jumpsuit - not out of convenience or a longing for roller skates and disco balls, but because they're... stylish. We have to admit, we've seen a few that are kind of cute - Britt says she sometimes wears a great, evening jumpsuit from Stella McCartney, but that it mostly elicits rubbernecking and questions like "um, is that a jumpsuit?" For the most part, when we think of a jumpsuit, our mind skips over to Elvis and chain gangs more than anything else. Plus, we especially couldn't imagine the boys trying to pull this one off, like the Guardian article suggests. They haven't even graduated to short sleeve shirts at work (the corporate boys, that is) so sporting a jumpsuit seems like jumping the gun. Would you wear a jumpsuit? Or is this better left to Jailhouse Rock impersonators?
When we saw that the Guardian was making a case for the male jumpsuit (it's as quick and simple as women's day dresses, they say) we thought they had