The jumpsuit: very contemporary, somewhat intimidating – but once you dare to wear it, you’ll always wonder why you didn’t try it sooner! Jumpsuits are the ultimate one-stop-shop of fashion. Their versatility make them the perfect day-to-night option, and there’s literally no garment that’s easier to wear: just slip it on and off you go (well, not really. You still have to choose your shoes). The jumpsuit’s straightforwardness is what makes this wear-it-everywhere style a clear rival to dresses, whether we’re talking workwear, weekend casuals or elegant eveningwear (just imagine being the only one in a sharply cut jumpsuit at a summer party where everyone else looks like a frothy cake in their floral or pastel-hued dresses…).
Jumpsuits are also a great option for vegans. If you manage to steer clear of silk, you should have plenty of choice. But if you want to take your ethical thinking one step further (of course you do), then go for styles that are kind on humans and the planet, too. This sometimes means taking a step off the high street and exploring ethically inclined retailers. Luckily, there’s a lot to choose from! Check out these seven stunners.
Crafted in Britain from super-soft upcycled modal fabric, this is the perfect weekend option. Wear with clean white trainers and top off with a denim jacket, if needed.
This chic number is part of ASOS’ planet-friendly range. Made from reclaimed materials, it will look amazing with ankle boots and a host of silver rings adorning your digits.
This is what weekend dressing was meant to look like. Eye-catching yet supremely relaxed, begging to be teamed with low-top trainers or unassuming minimalist sandals. Oh, and it’s locally produced in Los Angeles.
Your skin will love this exquisite organic cotton blend. Better yet, this softly draped style is produced locally in Philadelphia, and its hangtags are made from seeded paper – plant it and watch flowers grow! While waiting for the blossoms, team this jumpsuit with sleek pumps for a work-to-cocktails outfit.
Ah, Vaute, you never fail us. Whenever you want to bring a hint of colour – make that a whole lot of colour – to your look, throw on this organic cotton design and rest assured that you’re doing the planet a favour by choosing organic cotton and local manufacturing.
You’ve got to love Nobody’s Child. Describing themselves as “fast fashion with a conscience”, this brand aims to create something as rare as low-cost fashion with an ethical edge. The knitting, dyeing and distribution are all UK-based and the brand weaves and dyes their own fabrics, without outsourcing. This jumpsuit is a true statement piece – no extras needed.
This design is locally produced in Los Angeles with surplus tencel-blend twill – and it’s the perfect workwear option. You won’t get any sleeker than pairing this style with pointed-toe pumps and a structured handbag.
Header photo via Bead & Reel.