Jumpsuit isn’t an easily wearable fashion piece. It’s hard to get in and take off; the cut of the jumpsuit has to fit the torso of the person in the right proportion; and you usually have to wear it with high heels to lengthen the silhouette in order for you not to look shorter due to the heaviness of the jumpsuit.
With all these difficulties in mind, why should women still wear jumpsuit? Because the one-piece-ness of jumpsuit creates a coherent and complete silhouette to your look, as if you are wearing a top and a bottom with the same style and fabric, just like a suit. What’s different to suit is that jumpsuit is more playful, fun and versatile.
Jumpsuits can be designed with or without sleeves on the top, it can also be flared or skinny cut at the bottom. And most interestingly, you can do some tricks on the back, like what Michelle Zheng does.
She designed two tailored made jumpsuits: one in white and one in teal, both are with wide open back. This can explain why every time she walks on the streets with these two jumpsuits, there are always strangers asking her where she got the pieces.
We went to the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club in Wan Chai for the photoshoots. Her jumpsuits fit seamlessly with the colorful yachts and blue sky in the background. Summer might be gone, but the chicness inside the jumpsuits remains. All you need to do is to put on a jacket, be it leather, blazer or a snap cardigan, and – voila – a charming and chic look is done.
You can look charming on the front, but sometimes it’s also fun to exude some seductiveness at the back.