The denim jumpsuit epitomises effortless chic; a one-piece that you can simply throw on before leaving the house. So it’s no surprise that it has become a staple on the street style scene, with stars including Gwen Stefani and Bella Hadid championing the trend over the years.
In fact, the jumpsuit’s roots lie far from fashion world. First created by Florentine artist and designer Thayat in 1919, it was functional style created with skydivers and parachuters in mind. Denim overalls became increasingly popular as a durable garment for workers during the first half of the 20th century, including the women manning the factories during World War I and II. Recall the WWII ‘We Can Do It!’ poster of Rosie the Riveter with her headscarf, flexed bicep and rolled-up-sleeve jumpsuit?
Since then, the denim one-piece has been reimagined on the catwalk by the likes of Celine, Louis Vuitton and Christian Dior, ranging from laid-back utility pieces to more fitted Seventies-inspired styles. On the streets, A-listers and fashion insiders alike regularly step out in the wardrobe staple, with Ganni’s autumn/winter ’18/’19 pink version (above) being a recent favourite. Here, Vogue rounds up some of the best denim jumpsuits, as seen on the stars, both A-list and street style, over the years.
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Model Bella Newman wears a cropped black leather jacket, a denim jumpsuit, and light pink Fila sneakers after the Y/Project, 2018. Image credit: Getty Images.
Model Fernanda Oliveira wears a denim jumpsuit outside the Paris Acne Studios show, 2017. Image credit: Getty Images
Model Frederikke Sofie wears orange sunglasses, denim jumpsuit with pockets, and black Celine shoes after the Fendi show during Milan Fashion Week autumn/winter ’17/’18. Image credit: Getty Images
Jeanne Damas attends the Christian Dior Haute Couture Spring Summer 2018 show as part of Paris Fashion Week. Image credit: Getty Images.
Shanina Shaik attends fittings for the 2018 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in New York City. Image credit: Getty Images.
Tiffany Hsu wears a blue jumpsuit during New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2019. Image credit: Getty Images