Style on trial: Missoni Fortaleza woven jumpsuit

If you’re a child of the 70s (or early 80s with older siblings, therefore subject to hand-me-downs) this particular jumpsuit may be causing nauseating waves of nostalgia right now. Remember those slightly overcast days spent building sandcastles and fishing in rock pools on the shingly British seashore? Running about in a jumpsuit and jelly shoes, playing beach ball or boules, eating ice-cream with the slight crunch of sand to it and huddling behind the rainbow coloured windshield when the breeze got up? The Fashion Police do…

There are elements of nostalgia that are heavenly to relive, and others that should remain consigned to the photograph album. In this case, we lean towards the latter… particularly when you consider that this is designed for grown-ups to wear, not primary school children.

But maybe you can see the retro-tastic side to it? If so, you can pick one up at The Outnet, half price at £197.50.


  • May 20, 2010


    I like it 🙂
    looks like something my grandma wore when
    she was much younger and i was just a baby ….

    It looks horrendously unflattering and i
    would never ever wear it. but I like it.
    maybe if it actually WAS for children I’d love it

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  • May 20, 2010


    I’d wear that… with a summer tan, a floppy straw hat and some white sand shoes… maybe a scrape of zinc across my nose…

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  • May 21, 2010


    I love it!
    It is nostalgic but I think it would look really sharp with a tailored blazer too 😀

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