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Jumpsuits are in

Jumpsuits are the latest ‘in’ thing. From top actresses such as Sonam Kapoor in a Stella McCartney and Sushmita Sen in a Lanvin strutting around in them...

india Updated: Apr 21, 2010 01:18 IST
Shweta Jain

Sonam kapoorJumpsuits are the latest ‘in’ thing. From top actresses such as Sonam Kapoor in a Stella McCartney and Sushmita Sen in a Lanvin strutting around in them to Paharganj hippies finding their comfort in linen pieces, this utility dress is finding it’s way to the wardrobes of fashion forward girls.

Many versions
A jumpsuit can be an off-shoulder, like a tube top, or with sleeves. The waist is either dropped down or high (just below the bust). Similarly, it can be either slouchy below your waist or simply flared till the hem.

Jump or dungaree?
Those new to this dress might get confused telling a dungaree from a jumpsuit. While both dress are single-piece, there’s a slight difference in the construction. “Well, a dungaree comes with suspenders (straps), has an apron-like flap in the front and it’s sides (till your waist) are open. It’s usually worn with a blouse, spaghetti or tube. While a jumpsuit is an outfit in itself and better not worn with a blouse, you can rather wear a jacket on top of it,” says designer Asmita Marwah.

Can you wear it?
It’s both casual and semi-formal wear, but you gotta be quite slim to carry this silhouette. “Tall and slim women can look stunning in them. If you are overweight and wearing a wrong jumpsuit, it can be a fashion disaster. But that doesn’t mean petite women can’t wear it. Just be careful about the fit,” says designer Masaba, who showed ikkat, georgette and malmal jumpsuits in her recent resort wear collection.

Where to buy
Paharganj — Rs 1,200 and above;
Pret, M-block market, GK-1 — Rs 1,249;
Pepe Jeans — Rs 2,399;
Mango — Rs 4,000 and above;
s.Oliver — Rs 4,599;
Lanvin — Rs 45,000 onwards