Saturday, 15 October 2011

Freaky Retro Friday – The Jumpsuit


Ok, so its only a bit Freaky, but it reminds me of something from my childhood – I think curtains.


And this?

bell bottom 70s jumpsuit These 1970s Jumpsuits are from the  Golden Age of the Jumpsuit  - the 1960s and 70s.  Charlies Angels helped, and of course ABBA. I really wanted a white jumpsuit in 1977!

Charlie-s-Angels-charlies-angels-tv-10002806-521-700   abba2

For women jumpsuits began as protective clothing for factory work during WWI, and again during WWII.  At that time it was known as a ‘coverette’

rosie   rosie 2

Jumpsuits have never again been a must have item for every woman, but they have made a reappearance here and there.  The remake of Charlies Angels in 2000 of course had to feature the jumpsuit.

drew  angles

And they also featured more recently in fashion collections, such as Paris Spring 2009.


Akris, Anne Valérie Hash, Chloé, Collette Dinnigan, Dries Van Noten and Stella McCartney

And stars have been seen out them in recent years.

scarlett  rihanna-sleeveless-jumpsuit

Even on the Red Carpet, such as Gweneth Paltrow at the premiere of iron Man and Lindsay Lohan in 2010.

plunginggwyn  lind

And now again for Spring 2011.


So if you want to be up to the minute, consider a jumpsuit – even in orange (perfect for Halloween) – looks like they are again a wardrobe must have!

  orange2  tess-final

Have  freaky retro day



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