7 Sustainable Jumpsuits To Jump Into Spring In Style

Is the jumpsuit making its Fashion comeback after years of a ‘love-you, love-you not’ kind of relationship with women?

Invented in 1919 almost a century ago, the jumpsuit was quite literally a suit for jumping and was mainly used as a practical piece of clothing for parachutists and skydivers –– as well as for race car drivers and aviators. It progressively moved from the world of sports to household closets.

It is Elsa Schiaparelli who put the jumpsuit on the fashion map in the ’30s while wearing it with her famous matching velvet turban.

The jumpsuit’s big break happened during the ‘60s and ‘70s, when many French designers from Courrèges to Saint-Laurent, gave their own interpretation of it. The world of Rock and Roll first, then the world of Disco dubbed it as many celebrities adopted it as their signature style.

The end of the 20th century marked the era of a few fashion faux-pas – remember – if you are old enough that is! – Britney Spears clad in a red PVC onesie and Mel B rocking her beloved skin-tight leopard one-piece suits back in the Spice Girls days – They both had a strong impact on the jumpsuit’s popularity.

Now think about it… the jumpsuit nails the perfect mix of ease, comfort and attitude. It can be worn casually or elegantly the whole year round. Since they’re not regular pants, they add extra interest but you can also think of them as regular pants. Trust me, they will offer you many styling possibilities!

 

 


BUG CLOTHING

The fabric of predilection used by Bug Clothing, a label made consciously in Hackney, is linen. The Earl Jumpsuit is a super comfy tie-up jumpsuit with huge square thigh pockets and kimono sleeves. Its wrap-arounds make it easy to get into, easy to get out of and the ideal companion to wander in nature or walk the city.

Price: £190 with sleeves or £180 without sleeves
Colours: Natural, navy, black and, for a limited time only, denim with gold stitching
Material: 100% Linen

 

 

 

COSSAC
The ECO-HOT label redefines basics with a sassy edge. This long sleeve wrap jumpsuit is a day-to-night must, featuring a plunge wrap, belted waist, tapered leg and side pockets.

Price: £100 instead of £140
Colours and Material:
Black – 100% pure Tencel
Taupe – 100% Modal

 

 

 

PEOPLE TREE
People Tree offers a selection of nine jumpsuits, all made from organic cotton or Tencel. I selected two of my favourite ones.

V&A Grafton Boilersuit
This piece is tailored at waist to define your silhouette while the line of buttons gives a more relaxed vibe. The lovely print comes from an exclusive collaboration with the Victoria and Albert Museum and recalls the joy of craftsmanship. The pastel tones bring a soft and delicate touch to the jumpsuit.

Price: £119
Material: 100% Organic Cotton

 

 

 

Ulla Floral Jumpsuit
Next Spring is all about ruffles! Just slip into this stylish ditsy floral navy jumpsuit. It features wide-leg trousers to keep you cool in warmer climes, while the fitted bodice streamlines and sculpts.

Price: £95.00
Material: 95% Organic Cotton, 5% Elastane

 

 

 

 

 


REVE-EN-VERT

By Signe
This short-sleeved jumpsuit, made out of soft and thick organic cotton, comes in slightly at the waist to sit naturally on the hips. Laid-back in style and black in colour, it makes a great piece that can easily be worn as a wardrobe staple or accessorised to add an elegant twist.

Price: £110
Material: 100% Organic Cotton

 

 

 


Idola Jumpsuit by Mara Hoffman

The iconic Idola is an organic cotton corduroy jumpsuit in mustard colour. It’s comfortable yet stylish and very indicative of Mara Hoffman’s personal style: Perfect for layering with in the winter or dressing down with in the summer.

Price: £295
Material: 100% Organic Cotton

 

 

 


SHEER APPAREL
Gia Jumpsuit by Armed Angels
This is one jumpsuit that is genuinely easy to wear any day, anytime, anywhere. With a zipper at the front, a drawstring around the waist and side pockets, we love wearing it with classic heels for drinks and dinner, or flats during the day.

Price: £75 instead of £99
Material: 100% Lyocell (Tencel)

 

 

 


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4 Comments

  1. Queenie Cheung March 5, 2018 / 5:17 am

    Dear Local Fashion Stories,

    Thank you for sharing Dress With Sense on your IG.

    We believe you and your readers would be interested in this news. First prize winner of the Redress Design Award 2017 (formerly the EcoChic Design Award), Kate Morris’ sustainable knitwear Pop Collection launches with The R Collective, the pioneering up-cycled fashion brand and social impact business. Born from NGO Redress, The R Collective is determined to change wasteful practices in the fashion industry. Kate’s playful, pop-art inspired limited collection consists of 8 knitwear styles, including reversible coatigans, sweaters and turtle necks, all of which were created by up-cycling luxury yarn waste in a design collaboration with knitwear brand, 22 Factor.


    See attached the full press release with details about the sustainable collection, and also link below to download high-res images:
    https://www.dropbox.com/sh/sinf63lk2s9iu7k/AAClFrRLfJXj4RCdyU96jqXXa?dl=0

    British designer Kate Morris managed to out-design hundreds of other competitors from 46 countries and was crowned winner of Redress Design Award – the world’s largest sustainable fashion design competition in September 2017. The 2018 cycle is now open to emerging designers and students with less than three years’ professional experience with a closing date of 13 March 2018. Please help us on our global talent search for those who have what it takes to rethink fashion.

    You may refer to our full online media kit at http://www.redressdesignaward.com/media-kit

    Please let us know if you’re interested in an interview with UK-based Kate Morris. We’d be happy to arrange.

    Kindest regards,
    Queenie

    • loulou-admin March 6, 2018 / 5:40 pm

      That is amazing! I will make sure to use the content you sent and would be delighted to meet her. I will contact you through PM. Kindest regards, Loulou

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