Last week, I had the pleasure of attending the launch event of Maxi-Cosi’s new customization program. The party, celebrating the first-ever customizable car seat, was hosted by the stylishly pregnant Bobbie Thomas. Since my mom and sister watch the Today Show, I texted them a photo of me standing with Bobbie.
Instead of the enthusiastic response I expected, my sister simply wrote:
Are you wearing a jumpsuit?
In fact, I was wearing a black jumpsuit.You can see it here. If you can’t wear a jumpsuit to an infant car seat event in New York City, when can you wear one? You can also see it here, as I first wore it to Alt Summit last summer.
Come to think of it, I’m not sure I’ve worn it any other time. But slipping on the jumpsuit last week, I was reminded how easy they are to wear — instant outfit! They’re almost as easy to wear as dresses but perhaps slightly more practical when running after small children.
I’ll be the first to admit, however, that jumpsuits are not universally flattering. The way they’re draped can create droopy bottoms and saggy crotches. Elastic waistbands and pleats also tend to emphasize stomach pooches on us non-models.
Also, they make going to the bathroom slightly more complicated.
That said, I still think it’s worth giving the jumpsuit a chance this spring. It may take several trips to the dressing room, but a well-fitting jumpsuit makes you look instantly chic. Plus, you’ll get a day off from having to match your top to your bottoms.
Would you wear a jumpsuit? Here are eight of them that I’d like to try:
(top images via We Wore What and Fashion Fuz)