This One Piece Was Everywhere at Fashion Week

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Caro Daur wearing the Lala Berlin jumpsuit

Forget all the working connotations of a boiler suit – pilots, plumbers, inmates – this season fashion’s most utilitarian one-piece is being championed as the epitome of style.

Luxury fabrics and attention to detail like hard-wear and belts have turned practical boiler suits into cool, chic and comfortable must-haves. Trust us, this is one garment that can transform you from just-woke to achingly hip in one fell swoop.

On the runway, Louis Vuitton’s blue boiler suit was given a fashion edge with white piping and an eyelet detail belt. Ferragamo’s version sported an a-symmetric zip and toggle waist, while Stella McCartney opted for a traditional khaki hue for her belted and buttoned number, which was also layered over a shirt.

Elsewhere they proved the fashion pack’s go-to piece for one-step dressing. Taking the pressure off putting together coordinated outfits, editors and influencers alike opted for this one-piece wonder instead.

Yoyo Cao wears the Frankie Shop boiler suit with a Chanel belt

There were two brands in particular which kept cropping up, though. Frankie Shop’s Linda belted brushed-twill jumpsuit (above) is first up. The relaxed shape, the utilitarian pockets and the fact that you can cinch in the waist with a belt and give yourself a shape, gave this piece its magnetism.

It comes in charcoal, khaki and beige and is currently available on Net-A-Porter. Perfect with trainers by day, and equally chic with heels and statement jewellery after dark.

Add a pop of colour to beige boiler suit via a polo neck and bag

Isabel Marant Etoile’s Guan patchwork cotton-garbadine jumpsuit also proved a hit (below). The khaki shades stay true to the heritage of the boiler suit, while the relaxed fit and adjustable waist-tabs come together to form the perfect silhouette.

Leave the military boots behind for this one though, this piece is best paired with point-toe pumps and sandals, as demonstrated on the streets.

The on-trend olive green patchwork jumpsuit

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  • Words by Elaine Lloyd-Jones
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