As a one-piece garment that slips on with ease, the jumpsuit has been a popular fashion item since the 1970s. With bright bold colors and prints, the women’s jumpsuit was the epitome of “cool style” in the late 1970s and 1980s.
The jumpsuit peaked in the disco era. Pop stars like Cher and Abba adopted it as their style, while Diana Ross, Liza Minelli and Farrah Fawcett also had jumpsuit moments. French designer André Courrèges gave the trend a futuristic spin.
However, before this boom, the jumpsuit hadn’t seen much love in the fashion world. Despite being simple in design and effortless in wear, the jumpsuit was originally more of a work outfit for professional pilots and drivers. This lack of initial glamour kept the jumpsuit in the background for much of its lifespan.