Red is the powerhouse of all colours and combined with the 70’s classic ‘jumpsuit’ is a winning look that can take you from drab to fab in seconds. Jumpsuits came into vogue during ‘Mod’ season in the 60’s but it was the free-spirited nature of the 70’s which revolutionized the way we wear jumpsuits today. Jumpsuits became slouchy, un-tailored and often showcased a wide flare leg. Flares were best paired with boots and the 70’s had an abundance of options often decked in suede, leather or in a patent finish. Jumpsuits paired with a floppy hat and shaggy faux fur coat became an iconic 70’s combination and influenced many modern fashion icons including Taylor Swift. Yet many jumpsuits despite their ‘flowy aesthetic’ often mimicked ‘space age couture’ , with cut-outs, satin material and ‘stretchy spandex’ being markers of a true 70’s jumpsuit. 70’s Jumpsuits became influenced by two artistic styles ‘space age’ and ‘disco couture’, although the latter was more popular in the 80’s. Disco couture became popular mid-decade and often produced ‘tight’ and ‘stretchy’ jumpsuits that demonstrated their dancing capabilities, whereas space age was influenced by popular shows like ‘Star Trek’.
Style We’s personal construction of jumpsuits is largely influenced by ‘disco couture’. Red-carpet ready, this disco classic is not just made for partying either, the cut-out detailing and wrap over bandage top means the jumpsuit is formal enough for any special occasion, while the wide leg and cotton material allows you to be comfortable and stylish at the same time. With an emphasis on ‘bold colour’ (in this case red) the jumpsuit is daring and its singular use of ‘pillarbox red’ is the exact colour to stop all traffic as you walk past. There is nothing more sensuous than the colour red. Sensual, flamboyant and romantic, tis the season to be red. To me red is the colour of full bodied wine, a colour that speaks volumes. What other colour but red can be seen as both equally passionate and tempestuous? And what other colour but red is most associated with this festive season we call Christmas?
According to ‘StyleWe’ tis the season to be red because red is bold and daring; after all Christmas is the season to revel in gluttony and materialism. So indulge in a good dose of old fashioned spending and slip into your favourite red outfit. When I wear red I feel powerful and its bold brash hue gives me the confidence to stop and smile. I smile because I command attention and when I am complimented I feel like the cat who has got the cream. Style We’s jumpsuit commandeers attention because it is unafraid to step outside social convention and while its construction might be remedially predictable it is the colour that makes people stop and stare for the right reasons. We wear red to signify passion, romanticism, rebellion and anger but this Christmas wear red to signal the start of a new dawn. Bonus points if you find a red outfit that bears similarities to Style We’s stunning futuristic disco age couture jumpsuit and an extra point if you model yourself on an infamous historical fashion icon.
For me there was no other icon who could wear a jumpsuit better than Farrah Fawcett and her extensive collection of colourful denim jumpsuits transitioned into modern day attire. While I might not have retained the ‘frosted hair’ that was so popular in 70’s fashion, the loose flowing jumpsuit that Farrah so often coveted has been adopted by StyleWe and now me as the jumpsuit ‘fit’ to have this Christmas. Tight jumpsuits can often be ill fitting whereas jumpsuits that feature a tailored ‘upper half’ with a more voluminous bottom half, create a more balanced 70’s aesthetic. Farrah is more famed for her more ‘avante garde’ jumpsuits but in terms of tailoring it is her denim jumpsuits that Style We have modeled their aptly named ‘Masked Queen’ jumpsuit on. Sadly Farrah died on the 25th June 2009, but her incredible interpretation of 70’s jumpsuits lives on in modern day couture and we are thankful for her and other icons presence . Long live the 70’s jumpsuit!
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