One and done is our new mantra. The denim jumpsuit or boiler suit is the number one style solution you out of the door looking perfectly put together and on-trend in a matter of minutes. The modern jumpsuit has been re-imagined to become what Vogue calls; “a fierce, figure-elongating classic.” It is a simple piece of clothing that is sexy, stylish and modern so you don’t have to worry about finding items to complement it. The jumpsuit or boiler suit is the perfect statement piece to be genuinely versatile so you’ll want to live in it. It can take you from boardroom to bar, from airport to evening event with a simple shoe change.
Jumpsuits were first invented in the early 20th century by Florentine artist Thayat as a practical piece designed for parachuting and later Elsa Schiaparelli and Chanel moved it into fashion circles – read more here. The boiler suit has even humbler beginnings as they were adapted from traditional workman’s overalls, and were popularised by women in munitions factories in the Second World War as reported by The Guardian. Nowadays, everyone from supermodel Kate Moss to the Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle and elegant barrister Amal Clooney have all fallen under the spell of the all-in-one, so here we chart our top picks of fashion’s new favourite:
As seen in The Sunday Times Style magazine, Sadie the Boiler Suit is our original denim all-in-one which launched back in 2015. Sadie, named after Sadie Frost, has been a firm favourite with the stars including Lisa Snowdon, Jenni Falconer, Angela Radcliffe and Caroline Sciamma plus influencers The London Chatter and Amy Neville.
Sadie is a great option for casual weekends and can look best with a box fresh pair of white trainers. Sadie has a slim fit and straight leg, so you can take your normal size and wear it fitted or size up for a more relaxed, slouchy look. The star poppers fasten the jumpsuit up but you can wear this open with a camisole underneath or follow Caroline Sciamma’s example (below) by tying the top at the waist for extra versatility.
You can customise Sadie with badges or rips to personalise your boiler suit. Shop Sadie now in Fawcett Blue.
Our Dolly the Flight Suit launched in 2017 as part of our 1973 collection and has worn by influencers including Donna Air, Lorna Luxe and Marissa Montgomery. Dolly the jumpsuit is a fitted all-in-one with a seductive centre zip ensuring a very slim fit.
This luxury jumpsuit can turn from a daytime look to evening in a flash. Team with Gucci loafers in the daytime for a chic look and switch to a Manolo Blahnik court shoe in the evening to amp up the drama. The contrasting gold hardware adds detail so you can keep jewellery to a minimum and let the jumpsuit do the work.
Try rolling the leg up to stay cooler in the Summer months or try snipping the hems off if you prefer a cropped look. This super stretch fabric is the most comfortable you’ll find so Dolly will become your go-to piece.
Try Dolly in Midnight Mission, a camouflage inspired print or the perfect worn-in blue denim wash called Garage. Shop Dolly the Flight Suit now.
Cassandra launched in 2019 as the perfect fitted and flared jumpsuit. This retro piece originates from the 70s and was modelled on a vintage shape. Cassandra is flattering on every figure with gentle shading on the thigh which flares out to the floor to create an elongated shape.
This re-worked jumpsuit is a dream for creating an hourglass figure with a centre zip and adjustable ties that cinch in at the waist. Pockets are the key to a versatile look and Cassandra has two large front pockets plus one at the back to carry the essentials.
Think Charlie’s Angels; team with Converse for daytime and switch to espadrilles, like fashionistas Millie Mackintosh and Lily Becker, for the evening. Cassandra is available in a stunning bright white Milk shade and Moonlight, the perfect vintage denim blue. Shop Cassandra the Jumpsuit now.
Jean Queen Donna Ida Thornton created the DONNA IDA collection for the girl who’s wardrobe is centred around denim. The collection of iconic pieces celebrate every woman’s figure with high waisted jeans and statement all-in-ones designed to shape and flatter.
Shop our denim jumpsuit and boiler suit collection online now.
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