Invasion of the designer jumpsuits


It’s started. They’re coming for us. Baggy, shapeless items of clothing that, in some cases, cost more than a small mortgage repayment. They’ve already successfully infiltrated the Net-a-Porter website, which is where you’ll find each of the three fashion criminals shown in our line-up: where will be next, we wonder? (We’d put money on Topshop being next, personally, but Browns will probably fall before the Invasion of the Designer Jumpsuits, too, just you wait and see.) The Fashion Police would love to say they have a handle on the situation, but quite frankly, our enemies outnumber us to such an extent these days that we’re starting to feel overwhelmed by them…

Of the three jumpsuits shown above, the middle one is by Paul & Joe, and it’s flanked on either side by Stella McCartney creations. We could just about see ourselves wearing the suit on the far right of the picture, which is actually pretty inoffensive: what we can’t see, no matter how hard we strain our eyes, is ourselves ever wanting to hand over £625/$939 for it. As for the other two: no. Just no. Not even if the prices shown were what they willing to pay us to wear them.

What about you,readers? Do you welcome the Designer Jumpsuits and their bid to take over the world, or will you be joining us in the Resistance?


  • November 18, 2008


    The middle one looks a lot like one I wore in the mid-80’s. I was pregnant at the time, though. This would make me look that way again. So, no. Thanks anyway, but I’ll pass on all of them.

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  • November 18, 2008

    Janet C

    The words “designer” and “jumpsuit” are not allowed under any circumstances to appear in the same sentence, unless preceded by “appalling” “horrendous” “fugly” or other appropriate adjective.

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  • November 18, 2008


    What do you mean, the one on the far right is inoffensive? Is it just me, or is that a drop-crotch jumpsuit?

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  • November 19, 2008

    Rock Hyrax

    Looks like a dropped crotch to me too

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  • November 29, 2008


    Amish aproved.

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  • July 7, 2010


    HAHA the one on the left looks like the inspiration came from looking at a pair of long johns 😀 The middle one I MIGHT entertain wearing if it were neon pink, accompanied by a short sleeved shell top, and IF I were pregnant.. because then it’s all about the comfort and the only time in your life you’re gonna get away with wearing ridiculous clothing (and people will STILL tell you how lovely you are!) ;D

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