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Jumpsuits, overalls, rompers, etc. are EVERYWHERE now after making a serious comeback a couple of years ago. I have proclaimed my love/hate for jumpsuits many times, and lamented the myriad bathroom struggles, but now, I’m firmly in the “love” camp.
I have the following one-piece jumpsuits/overalls/rompers:
- This one – Ilana Kohn, in 100% cotton
- Ozma cypress romper in raw silk (outfit)
- Black Crane painter black jumpsuit in linen (outfit)
- Sundry black tank jumpsuit with elastic waistband (100% cotton) – few years old
- Eileen Fisher organic linen overalls (outfit)
I have probably worn the Ozma raw silk romper more than any other, mostly because it’s the thing I tend to throw on at home in the evenings. It is incredibly comfortable to wear and lounge around in, and feels good when it’s hot outside, but cool inside. I wear the Eileen Fisher pair a lot too, in fact I pretty much lived in them last weekend at my mom’s because they’re easy to layer over a long sleeve, or whatever, for some warmth in air conditioning.
The Black Crane jumpsuit is my least favorite, and I wanted to try and sell it, but it’s got awful pit stains from my homemade coconut oil deodorant a couple summers ago. I don’t hate it, I appreciate the feel of it, and how easy it is to wear, but it’s quite overwhelming on me, and harder to get in and out of for the bathroom.
This new pair of coveralls by Ilana Kohn was something I’d had my eye on for a while, but was never really ready to buy; I was worried that the denim/cotton would be too heavy for summer, and that it would be a real pain to use the bathroom in. I basically used every tactic I could to convince myself I didn’t WANT these and I would never wear them. But I do wear them. And I love them!!
I wore this outfit yesterday all day and it got up into the mid 90’s here. The denim is NOT heavy at all, in fact is pretty lightweight, and so so soft. I didn’t spend a whole lot of time outside, but even going in and out in that heat is pretty draining. I didn’t feel too hot or uncomfortable at any time, even playing with Dagny for a little while outside. The pockets are wonderful, and come in very handy while I’m working at home: holding tape, phone, lens cap, etc. AND it’s not a big deal getting out of to use the bathroom.
Actually that’s become much less of an issue over time than it used to be. I mean, yeah, it’s great if you have a dress on and you can just hike the bottom up and get on with it, but is it seriously that big of a pain to work a little harder for some relief?? No, not so much. Yeah, it’s more of a problem if you’ve got a cardigan or a pullover on top of the jumpsuit and you have to remove it, then find a place to put it, but I try to avoid that situation…
Next on my jumpsuit wishlist is one by Horses Atelier – I’m looking for something a bit more slim and straight with a defined waist; more fitted and less big I guess. In general I’m trying to move my wardrobe in that direction. But more on that tomorrow 🙂
What are your feelings on jumpsuits? Do you have any? What’s your favorite? Not a jumpsuit convert yet??