One should either be a work of art, or wear a work of art - Oscar Wilde

Friday, 11 June 2010

Danger! High Voltage

When Bianca Jagger made her Lady Godiva inspired entrance by riding into Studio 54 on a white horse on her 27th birthday, she cemented the status of the jumpsuit in the annals of style forever. The jumpsuit in question was created by Halston and of course it was the perfect choice for making such a dramatic entrance.

A jumpsuit is bold, it is confident, and it is a guaranteed head-turner. They are, however, tricky to negotiate in all sorts of ways. Boys are confused by them, not least because they are tricky to remove. Such a style statement can be intimidating: a jumpsuit is less 'come-hither'; more 'stand back and admire me'. For the last few years, the high street has been littered with them, but remember that there is a fine line between a jumpsuit and pyjamas, so good quality material is essential. Lastly,the cut of the jumpsuit has to be just right. The perfect jumpsuit will be just loose enough to skim the body and then either taper at the ankles or flare out gently for true 70s glamour.

Accessories are not necessary here: a jumpsuit speaks for itself. Heels add stature and think elegance, elegance, elegance! This can be achieved by nothing more than perfect posture and natural muted makeup; think matte lips and black eyeliner rather than false eyelashes or sparkly body shimmer.

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