My first all-in-one was inspired by Abba, now they’re back and jumpsuits are, too, says Jane Moore

CREATED in 1919 as handy attire for parachuters, the ‘jumpsuit’ has evolved to become one of the best-loved wardrobe staples of all time.

It made its first ‘fashion’ appearance in Vogue in 1964 and, since then, every clothing brand you can think of has come up with its own version to suit every occasion, shape and age.


Jane in her one-piece wonder inspired by AbbaCredit: Dan Williams
Jane wearing a jumpsuit for Loose Women


Jane wearing a jumpsuit for Loose WomenCredit: Instagram

My own jumpsuit obsession started after seeing the Abba women wearing their all-white ones on the cover of the band’s 1976 Arrival album, and I immediately bought one of the many High Street copies around at the time.

Then, they were considered to be a casual look solely for the young, but these days, the smarter styles can even be seen in corporate boardrooms.

I own a few but this one, in eye-catching salmon pink polyester, is loosely fitted for comfort but has a tie detail to accentuate your waist, and the long sleeves make it perfect for the more autumnal weather coming our way.

Team it with boots or heels and it could look pretty smart or, like me, you can wear it with trainers for a less formal look.

You could also roll up the sleeves and legs to make it even more casual.

If pink isn’t your colour, it also comes in dark blue or emerald green.

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