I'm So Happy This Comfortable Trend Is Still Going to Be Cool in 2019

There are few things I feel extremely comfortable in aside from a slanket. However, a boilersuit comes pretty close. Loose-fitting but flattering, casual but chic with heels and easy to layer throughout the year, this pedigree breed of an all-in-one is a true wonder.

I have a couple of age-old boilersuits lurking in my closet because they're the kind of throw-on piece that comes back in fashion every couple of years. Some styling moves may change—like the fact that so many people have worn theirs this summer with "ugly" sandals and belt bags—but essentially the same item will see you through each and every return.

In 2018, the boilersuit comeback was kick-started by the most unlikely version: a super-baggy Ganni jumpsuit. It became a constant presence on the stylish streets of Scandi Fashion Week and then filtered through to Instagram. The trend has also inspired sellout pink all-in-ones from ASOS and Urban Outfitters. Next came Topshop's topstitched version: More fitted and significantly more retro than its power-pink siblings, this sold out fast.

Since these two big retail hits, we've been on a nonstop boilersuit mission, confident that it'll translate so well into next year. Keep scrolling to see what we've found…

DENIM
Best boilersuits: denim

Photo:

@adaoguntodu

Style Notes: You can really add personality to a boilersuit with little additions like Ada's boots or leopard top.

Style Notes: When in doubt, stick to a family of blue tones to look elegant.

Style Notes: Make like the influencer set and add a belt bag and chunky sandals.

Best boilersuits: denim

Photo:

Joy Montgomery

Style Notes: If only Joy's Topshop jumpsuit was still available…

Best boilersuits: denim

Photo:

@monikh

Style Notes: Utilitarian overalls come in this season's favourite denim alternative: cord.

PINK
Best boilersuits: millennial pink

Photo:

The Style Stalker

Style Notes: When Jeanette Madsen wore Ganni's pink overalls, we all took an interest.

Best boilersuits: millennial pink

Photo:

@asos_kicki

Style Notes: ASOS haven't been missing out on the action, either. They've released multiple versions of pink all-in-ones on its site over the past few months.

Best boilersuits: millennial pink

Photo:

@lindatol_

Style Notes: The coolest way to wear a bright-pink onesie is definitely with casual styling.

WHITE
Best boilersuits: white and cream

Photo:

@monicaainleydlv

Style Notes: This Joie jumpsuit is such a pale pink that it basically looks white. The contrasted darker stitching makes it a great option for wintry accessories.

Best boilersuits: white and cream

Photo:

@adaoguntodu

Style Notes: Your boilersuit should have the following: pockets (patch ones on the chest are ideal), a belt (or add one of your own), rolled-up hems (to show off shoes and lengthen legs) and a little bit of attitude.

Best boilersuits: white and cream

Photo:

@_jessicaskye

Style Notes: Sneaks are very welcome too—just show a slice of ankle for the most flattering silhouette.

Best boilersuits: white and cream

Photo:

@gxiayan

Style Notes: If you aren't sure how to winterise your summer jumpsuit, just look to Xiayan and her all-black accessories.

EARTHY NEUTRALS
Best boilersuits: khaki

Photo:

@monikh

Style Notes: Monikh is in this gallery twice because she's a fan of the boilersuit. She's petite, so it's good to know the proportions can work for shorter women too.

Best boilersuits: tan

Photo:

@trayslounge

Style Notes: A big thanks to Tracey for showing how to look good in a boilersuit at work—just add a roll-neck and high-heel boots.

Style Notes: Julie received the full '80s sporty memo. Who would think a lemon-yellow all-in-one could look so elegant?

Related Stories