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A Red Carpet Rebel


If you’ve been trying to decide whether or not

Jumpsuits are here to stay,

Wonder no more, my stylish friend


Formerly the exclusive territory of toddlers, auto mechanics and clowns, jumpsuits have become what was once unthinkable – a wardrobe staple.  A sales booster.  A moneymaking machine across all price points and brands.  What’s all the fuss about this relatively odd wunderkind of clothing, you ask?

Here's my take.

A really cool thing about onesies is you can embrace the high-low method of dressing, as in, dress them up or go casual.  Stilettos or brogues.  Either heel height wears beautifully with the jumpsuit, making it an outfit in one.  Making life so much easier for those of us completely strapped for time (read: all of us).

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Call it lazy dressing.  Convenience.  Time-saver. Call it whatever.

The jumpsuit is a no-brainer for the modern woman.

Jumpsuits successfully combine elegance and effortlessness – two very difficult aspects to pull of, and, in truth, the perfect combination for event dressing.  In fact, it’s that effortless quality which triggers the eureka moment.  After all, fashion is in a phase wherein nonchalance is the most highly prized trait over glamour. Looking “done”, like you spent hours on your outfit, is so pre-2010.

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Once you have found the right one, the fit is crucial, the jumpsuit is something to slip on and forget about.  A two-legged equivalent of the LBD, if you will.

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But it isn’t so much about replacing dresses, I feel, it’s about giving alternative options which break the rules of what females are expected to be seen wearing.  Women of today want to feel comfortable and confident, and aren’t necessarily restricted by preconceptions of what glamour or femininity has to look like.

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I can relate.

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My first fitted jumpsuit.

Thank you, Daily Look.  Why I waited this long to get to know you, I’ll never know.

We all need a gentle style nudge ever so often, yes?

Love, Sheela

~ Jumpsuit from Daily Look, Embroidered Shrug, House of Harlow Starbust Ring, Red Sunnies & Zara Beaded Clutch from Poshmark, Ring & Leather Cuff from Etsy ~

p/s photos by Eve

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    • Thanks, Rachael. This was truly a no brainer look and I like no brainer looks. Life is already challenging enough as it is. Dressing up shouldn’t have to be🙂


  1. samantha4blair says

    I am going a little GaGa for those shoes!
    OMG…sexy or what?!?!?!?!
    But not in a obvious way (like pointed patent stilettos)
    More of a sports-luxe feel…the weave, the white sole, the peep toe, the laces…I have SERIOUS envy!
    Jumpsuits are brilliant aren’t they?
    I feel like I am a big fraud when I wear mine.
    Almost like I did not bother to get dressed that morning, and I just stayed in my comfy PJ’s.
    Too comfortable to be “real clothes”.
    I love this look, Sheela.


    • And that’s why I adore those shoes. Neither blatantly sexy nor overtly street walker. Just the right vibe of Sport chic to make them cool. Jumpsuits are wonderful boons for women who are pressed for time which is essentially 99.9% of us these days. I understand what you’re saying, Samantha, I feel that same precise way when I use sneakers outside of the gym. Sigh. Much to be comfy to be classified as outside-the-house gear, yes? xoxo


  2. You look great in your jumpsuit! I used to own a purple jumpsuit many, many years ago. I have been thinking of it lately as I’m thinking of getting one… Your reminder how comfortable they are may have just been the push I needed!

    I love your shoes! Fabulous!


  3. Oooh! That bag! You know I love it right? Adore it!! I have two different similar clutches–one for the beading embroidery, one for the threaded details, but yours is combined. And of course you know I’m all for the jumpsuits….wasn’t it, cough cough, I who made you wear one to begin with?! I will take full credit!

    Thanks for coming over to my linky
    Sheela. Love seeing you there!

    Love, Annie


    • You absolutely must take full credit, Annie HAHAHA you were the one who made me, I mean, introduced me to jumpsuits during one of the Fab 40s challenges and I am ever so glad🙂 xoxo


    • Hey Monika, thank you🙂 I’ve come to realise that the least effort and thought I put into an outfit, the better it turns out. Apparently, I overthink things xoxo


    • Thanks so much, Jennifer. I was very late in joining the onesie party but I do find myself falling in love a little more with the concept each and every single day🙂 xo


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