ORIGIN OF THE JUMPSUIT.
Jumpsuits were first designed and worn in the 1940s by skydivers and parachuters; they were perfect for insulating a person against the cold and tailored to keep out of the way of handles, grips, and other important equipment during free fall. The jumpsuit was later adapted by mechanics, the military, skiers, astronauts, and then the fashion industry. In the world of high fashion, a jumpsuit refers to a piece of clothing that has an attached top and bottom; they can be long sleeve, sleeveless, cropped, fitted, or flowing. Jumpsuits are available in nearly any style or for any occasion; stylists agree jumpsuits can be dressy, casual, glam, or beachy. Choosing a jumpsuit that fits one’s body type involves following a few fashion rules. Once a shopper has found the right jumpsuit, she is ready to style and accessorise them with belts, shoes, jackets, jewellery, and more. Women can find jumpsuits at many apparel stores, designer websites, or online marketplaces such as eBay.