Can a boilersuit be “sexy”?

ASOS lemon boiler suit

Boiler suits can be many things: saggy, shapeless, handy for when you’re painting the house, or working as a mechanic, say.

Can boiler suits ever be sexy, though, that is the question?

And ASOS think they have the answer:

So that’s a “YAY” from them. Good to know.

From us, though? Well, look: we all know that “sexy” can come in many different guises. It doesn’t have to be short, tight and low-cut to be “sexy”: in fact, sometimes covering up can  be the sexiest thing of all, and sometimes the woman in the plain old jeans and t-shirt can be the sexiest woman in the room, just because of the way she carries herself.

But this boiler suit. We’re not really seeing the “sexy”, we must admit.

Maybe if it was a different colour?

ASOS sexy boiler suit

Nope, we’re still not seeing it. We ARE seeing “pyjamas” now, though, so if that was the result they were after, we guess they’ve achieved it.

What about you, fashion jurors: do you think boiler suits can be sexy? Do you think THIS boiler suit is sexy? Or do you think boiler suits should just be burned, unless they’re being used for practical purposes? Like, er, boiling.

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9 Comments

  • February 24, 2012

    Duchess Steven via Facebook

    in a word…no…all you end up with is potential camel toe so invasive people can see your womb and an instant ass size upgrade to the point where people offer to rent out sections of each buttock

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  • February 24, 2012

    Ashley via Facebook

    Yes!it js depends on wer u r goin 2 wear it.if ur wearing 1 4 yo man @ 9t,u nid 2 mek it luk sexy.othr that its nt sexy,at al

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    • February 25, 2012

      Liz in Paris

      1) Moronic SMS-lingo reflects badly on its writer (unless you’re actually writing an SMS, of course, which doesn’t seem to be the case here). Just saying.
      2) If indeed “ur wearing 1 4 yo man” the wearer needs their head examined. Why should any man dictate what you wear? Why would you let him?

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  • February 24, 2012

    Jemma

    I’ve only seen Jenny Shimizu pull boilersuit + sexy off….. and I think only she manages it because she actually used to be a mechanic 😉

    http://28.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lbr8b87lSu1qehdymo1_500.jpg

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  • February 24, 2012

    Christiane

    No, no, NO. For me anything that comes as a one-piece will forever be associated with Winston Churchill because he apparently liked to wear a one-piece that was called something fancy that I cannot remember now.

    Only mechanics should be allowed to wear a boiler suit. I really think that jumpsuits should be forbidden to wear.

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  • February 24, 2012

    Rudi

    Boilersuits can be sexy.

    Just not that one.

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  • February 25, 2012

    Phil

    They’re great for someone who’s legs are one quarter of their body height or making sure you’re distinquishable in a mad dog Mississippi prison.

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  • February 26, 2012

    Rachel

    If my boss ever carries out his half hearted threat to make me wear a boiler suit, it will be one of the above and not the ones the guys wear complete with electrical tape covering up holes 🙂 but then and only then.

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  • April 17, 2012

    ARMS

    lose the dreadful hemline that makes it look like a janitor’s uniform and it might actually be a cute jumpsuit. i’m bias though, i actually really have a thing for one piece outfits. oh, and if it were orange it would kind of look like prison attire aha!

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