Womens onesies are fashionable and a must wanted apparel for any womens wardrobe. There are solid colors, and prints of all kinds, the varieties are endless.
Can Womens Onesies Have A Formal Role?
Can womens onesies/jumpsuits and playsuits have a formal role? Would you be happy arranging your mortgage with someone donning womens onesies, even if it was a woman?
It’s a tricky one to answer because as the names suggest, the playsuit was not necessarily designed with work in mind, and the jumpsuit was seen as the perfect garment for the fashion-conscious freefall parachutist.
If you’re a freefall parachutist.), (Which means the answer to the question is yes.
The fashionable daily interpretations of the two garments are cousins of suits and dresses. But both of which are perfectly viable office wear.
Formal Is Up To Interpretation
And let us not forget that the definition of what is formal. As much of a moving target as you’re ever likely to encounter in style terms. As business normally is toning back its need to look formal the meaning of formal wear is open to interpretation.
Somewhere in the middle, the two will meet an enormous explosion of mellow businesswear. Anyone who hasn’t got their finger on the pulse of style is going to be a casualty.
Can You Dress Up A Office Playsuit?
But that’s for the future. What about now? Can you really crank up at the office in a playsuit? It’s tempting to say that depending upon the context, the answer is probably yes.
After all, the world of jumpsuits and playsuits is itself pretty diverse. With some very straight lines and fitted silhouettes on one side and loose, flowing, floral fabrics.
A tidy and neat playsuit could definitely be a replacement for a skirt suit, and likewise, a jumpsuit would pass unnoticed in an environment where trouser suits were expected.
A Jacket Or Cardigan Can Complete The Look
Always don a jacket or cardigan if the look works, and this will make the illusion complete. There are a number of styles in the shops at the moment, a good place to find a great garment is in a vintage store.
Office work does not actually automatically mean traditional formal anymore, either. Even in the workplace where men are expected to wear a suit, the leeway offered to women has usually been pretty generous. With trouser or skirt options, and a blouse, knitwear or jacket on the torso.
So it’s not such a large leap for women to wear a jumpsuit or playsuit that’s at the more tailored end of the spectrum. But, test it out in front of the mirror, have a good look at what your workmates are wearing (as if you don’t already), check out the view on the city streets at 8:30 a.m. and see how you could pull off the look.
Also, if someone suggests a drink or a meal after work, the subtleties of the style mean it can, perhaps with a little accessorizing and a tease of the hair, become a rather smart looking piece of casual wear.
While your colleagues are taking off their uncomfortable jackets and loosening their cuffs and collars, you’ll already be choosing your starter. And as the evening ends, it’ll great to know that your clobber is for jumping – but hopefully into a taxi.