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…
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.