When Shirt and Pant Collide


It wasn’t until recently that I considered jumpsuits.

A friend of mine whose fashion advice I value and who is fully entrenched on the fashion front said she’d ordered this one by Loyale.

I can see it with a cute belt and strappy sandals this spring. Mama like.

But jump suits? What if you’re bloated? Isn’t it a lot of work to go to the bathroom?


Then I found this one by Tree Hugger, an organic cotton bandeau number that means all you have to do is pull down and you’re all set. No zipping or unbuttoning. But, really a lot of fabric and you are combining two trends in one (harem pants and jumpsuit); sometimes that can be hard to pull off.


Eco-designer John Patrick has one at the ready for Fall 09 if you want to continue the trend. A little more tailored and thanks to a bow to break up the shirt/pant union, a little more formal for work.

Hmmm, jump suits.

The two words tell me I’ll be limitless in my physical pursuits when wearing it. I will bound forth in leaps to find eco-fashion. I will pounce catlike in a one-piece organic number that can be used for work and play but oh, going to the bathroom”¦

Amy DuFault

Amy DuFault is a conscious lifestyle writer, consultant and fashion instigator. She resides in Cape Cod, Massachusetts.