One of the best recurring visual jokes on the British comedy Absolutely Fabulous was how Patsy and Edina were such fashion victims.
Patsy was always squeezed into couture in a way where she looked eternally like one of those colorful old ladies at Loehmanns with the liver-spotted decolletage but who have active dating lives.
I’d rather look back at photos of myself and say: “Holy shit, why did I wear that fringed suede vest? I look like Shaggy from Scooby Doo,” than, “Oh superb, I always looked perfectly acceptable my whole life. Time to die now.”
So when I can find a fashion trend that is also totally flattering, I am. So. Freaking. Psyched.
Let’s talk about jumpsuits now. I love them so much. I would have hated living in the 1970′s for many reasons (rampant serial murderers, no real chick flicks, I hate disco, no Twitter, Bradley Cooper was only a toddler) but I do thank the 70′s and Halston for the jumpsuit. Goddamit they are so great.
A simple jumpsuit is all I want to wear to anything. Obviously the KIND of jumpsuit will make or destroy my look. I will look like I stepped out of central casting for My Name Is Earl if it’s a weird color, strapless, terry cloth, or too tight (camel toe central!).
But this Rachel Roy 54 jumpsuit is the most flattering and awesome one I’ve ever owned.
Black (awesome), v-neck (amazing), jersey (hoorah), and belted (vuvuzuela sound), this might be the single most flattering and versatile piece of clothing I have in my closet.
Um, it’s also $129. I know. I KNOW.