Everybody's wearing boilersuits: The utilitarian jumpsuits to wear for work this season
Looking good has never been so easy
The utilitarian hit about to takeover our work wardrobe this season has all the chic, no-need-for-brainstorming-to-style qualities that a jumpsuit has – but with all the practicality you wouldn’t normally find in a polished one-piece.
That is, the boilersuit, a heavy-duty number that traces its origins to the factory floor.
Consider the modern woman’s do-it-all attitude and hyper-demanding schedule, and it makes sense that the trends we’re starting to adopt appropriately match that lifestyle with garments that facilitate it.
Hence is the appeal of the boilersuit; it’s perfect for moving around in all day, captures a sense of refined ease that simultaneously balances toughness with modish flair.
It’s as if the boilersuit is the lovechild between the trusty long-sleeved collared shirt and a pair of workwear pants. Also, it’s usually characterised by a zipper or buttons that runs down the centre front to the crotch of the trousers, and often sports utilitarian influences from pockets, slightly flared trousers, and belts with hardware.
Ahead, we’ve rounded up the best designer picks of the season for you to invest in right now.
2. Matériel pinstripe wool blend jumpsuit in beige, S$1,304 from Luisaviaroma
Georgian fashion brand Matérial makes a case for the boilersuit with a more prim and tailored rendition of it.
Featuring notched lapels, strong power shoulders, and made from elegant pinstriped wool-blend, this jumpsuit has an extra detail that sets it apart from the rest: a back cutout that also gives the illusion of cutouts at the side.
With well-cut straight-cut flare leg trousers and a flattering cinched waist silhouette, this polished number is the perfect modern day uniform in our books.
Crafted with a relaxed fit and detailed with side tabs that cinch the waist to flatter your figure, this striking number will look incredible next to a pair of neutral-coloured mules and a short-strapped ‘90s shoulder bag.
10. Anna Mason Jane denim jumpsuit, US$894.97 from Net-a-porter
Made from lightly structured denim, this jumpsuit stays true to the heavy-duty origins of the boilersuit with a fresh trend-inspired twist.
It delivers on its sublime details: oversized patch pockets that are highlighted by contrasting stitching, a collar that gives you the option of buttoning it up to form a high neck, and exaggerated puff sleeves.