In the latest 2009 Outerwear Trend Report we’ll take a look at the continuing popularity of one piece suits and the emergence of bib overalls.
Snow down your pants is never fun. A few seasons ago one piece suits came to the rescue helping to prevent wet butt syndrome. They are back with a vengeance this season and are now joined by their more versatile cousin – the overall.
For years overalls have been the fashion property of farmers and toddlers, but no more. Say goodbye Osh Kosh and hello to style that keeps your butt dry.
The Cappel Cumberland Bib and the B by Burton Executive Suit have similar sophisticated styling. Both tops also zip off so you have pants when you don’t need the the bib. The Cappel version comes in several luxe prints.
The North Face Fembot Bib has a classic overall style, but a feminine fit. They’ve also got lots of useful little pockets and a side zipper.
Monix has done the Aurora Bibs which stand out for their exquiste detailing that you usually only find in high end fashion.
One Piece Suits
A few years ago we were talking about the two companies, Burton and Roxy, that had put out suits for women. Now both of those have multiple suits in their lines and many other companies have joined the fray.
Everyone is still following the same basic shapes with dropped waists, but now you’ll find more diversity in terms of fit. So if you whether you want something really baggy or really fitted – you’ve got options.
This season the big trend for suits is prints. From Roxy’s subtle jacquards and small check prints and Burton’s wild lime zebra and photorealistic prints, to DC’s oversized plaid – prints are making a big statement. Of course most of these also come in solid colors too.
If crazy prints aren’t your thing, then there are still many other great options out there. In these pieces the details make all the difference.
The Vans Brigada suit has some fabulous pockets. They’re ruched and topstitched to really make a statement.
Most one piece suits have belts, but if you’re not feeling that then L1TA’s Don’t Cry suit may be up your alley.
The North Face Shugga Suit comes in an eye popping blue color and a tailored fit. It’s also super technical with 2L fabric and Recco.
B by Burton has two important areas covered with their United Suit – 20K waterproofing and Prison steez! No one will miss you in the orange colorway.
Having a great snow suit can be like having the perfect little black dress. You just toss it in your bag and you’re set. No worrying about matching stuff up and no worries about staying warm and dry!
Be sure to check out all trends in our 2009 Outerwear Trend Report.