The History of The Jumpsuit

The jumpsuit is not a garment like any other. Worn by everyone, it is today a timeless fashion piece. Contested and controversial because it was borrowed from the men's wardrobe, the jumpsuit has become an essential piece of clothing for all those who love freedom and decide to never give up their femininity.

What is a jumpsuit ?

A jumpsuit is a garment that combines the top and bottom, making it one piece. One piece means a total look! The jumpsuit does the job, you just put it on and you’ve got your outfit for the day. This is the magic of the jumpsuit: it comes in a variety of shapes, materials and endless designs. Close to the body, with an open back, as a playsuit, in leather, with short or long sleeves, the options are infinite and there is always something you will love !

So if some might be intimidated by this unique piece, you have to understand that its multiple variations adapt to all morphologies to fit every body type. The jumpsuit offers you a blank page: masculine or feminine, made for work or for going out, to protect or to seduce, minimalist to the extreme or unapologetically extravagant, or from serious to sexy. The jumpsuit is an outfit for life that responds to your needs and desires: it has the formidable ability to adapt to the life of the wearer, and that is why we love it so much, and why you should dare to wear it!

The jumpsuit, a work uniform

The jumpsuit is first and foremost a practical and efficient work garment. Created in 1919 to facilitate parachutists' jumps, it was adapted for factory workers (the famous blue overalls).
During World War II, this garment was offered to women working in arms factories. The most famous is Rosie the Riveter in her blue utility jumpsuit, illustrated by a Howard Miller poster, an iconic expression of the famous triptych: power, strength and confidence.

It was not until several decades later that the jumpsuit became a wardrobe must-have. As early as the 1930s, several designers such as Elsa Schiaparelli introduced the jumpsuit into their collections, taking advantage of the appearance of women's trousers and a more masculine fashion.

The jumpsuit as a symbol of the rebellious 1960s

It was not until the 1960s that fashion fully embraced this garment. From Oscar de la Renta to Yves Saint Laurent, from Christian Dior to André Courrèges, each designer had his own version.

The cultural revolution of the 1960s and 1970s imposed the jumpsuit as the ultimate symbol of empowerment and emancipation, reflecting the equality of dress code between men and women. They were worn wide and flowy, just like our Kim jumpsuit, to facilitate movement, creating an androgynous fashion landscape.

From Disco to the 21st century!

Gradually becoming the statement piece we know today, the jumpsuit has adapted to the codes of each era. With the disco years, the jumpsuit became THE preferred stage outfit of some of the greatest artists such as Cher, Elvis Presley, Diana Ross or even ABBA.

It became so popular that the American designer Geoffrey Beene declared that it would be the "evening dress" of the next century. We love it!

The entry into the 21st century opens the way to a more refined, more classic jumpsuit, an alternative to the little black dress, imagined by great houses such as Gucci or Stella McCartney.

Creativity is limitless and the jumpsuit quickly becomes unclassifiable: evening wear for dancing until the wee hours of the morning, the perfect ally for a job interview, ideal for those who are late in the morning and don't have time to look in the mirror, and finally perfect for those who play the casual look without going unnoticed.

The jumpsuit is here to stay, and we're here to help you choose yours!