Readers, what do you call it when something you consider utterly unremarkable suddenly becomes the new nostalgia?
I don't know, but I promise you this: the 1990's jumpsuit, in all its drop-waisted, balloon-panted, Laura Ashley-printed, ankle-cuffed glory, is coming back. The tell-tale signs are clear: young, hip Etsy sellers, who weren't even born in 1990, are posing in them ironically -- and making them look almost...attractive.
I suspect that a great deal of the MPB readership remember these ubiquitous jumpsuits -- in fact, I'm counting on it. I wouldn't be surprised if some of you still have these jumpsuits hanging in your closets and wear them. After all, what could be more comfortable than an over-sized, pear-shaped onesie?
If these jumpsuits resemble baby clothes, it's no coincidence: this look was also extremely popular for the sandbox set.
Did anybody sew these jumpsuits at home? You betcha!
And lest you think Simplicity was immune to the trend...
Please note: these were always, always to be worn with flats.
The worst of these jumpsuits look like somebody simply grafted a pair of Edwardian bloomers onto a 1986 bridesmaid dress. Ugh.
I need somebody to trace the origin of this fashion trend. Where did it come from? Why did it catch on? WHO will take responsibility?!!
In closing, readers, did you rock this look (nearly) twenty-five years ago? Are you anxiously awaiting its return?
The 1990's balloon-pant jumpsuit -- YEA or NAY?
|Oh gawd...they're coming back!|