Jumpsuits: Not just for the circus anymore
Senior year of high school. It was black, seriously snug spandex, totally inappropriate for anything I could have possibly been doing at 17. It came from Forever 21. I wore it with 6-inch platforms and a rhinestone choker. I thought I was a sophisticated James Bond girl.
Then one day, I realized something: I looked like a damn fool. I was wearing an unflattering Solid Gold uniform. It made my tummy look salt-happy and my butt look like pressure-sealed lunchmeat. Plus, it was impossible to pee.
Imagine my dismay when I recently witnessed adult onesies making a comeback. Pictured here, we have Maggie Gyllenhaal at the Dark Knight premiere, and repeat romper offender, Rhianna, on stage. Gwyneth Paltrow is a fan. So are Jamie Lynn Spears and Serena Williams, who wore a Little Boy Blue shortie version to a fete.
Am I off base? Is there room in the fashion spectrum for what basically amounts to a body sling? Should we really have to hold our purses strategically o'er hill, dale, midsection and crotchal-region?
If you're a masochist, you can get a jumpsuit from Newport News, Spiegel, Apple Bottom, Akademics, MNG by Mango, and your local state pen. Check pricegrabber.com and search jumpsuits for deals.
Or, you know, just wear actual pants.
~ Deal Diva Stephanie
Photos: Times files