Jumpsuits are great— for music videos, live performances, cleaning up hazardous waste… Whatever the occasion, you can be sure you are doing good work when you are wearing a jumpsuit. Here are some memorable uses:
We Have Band (their stop motion video for Divisive made ultra good use of the jumpsuit)
Britney Spears (Oops I Did It Again video)
Elvis Presley (wore them all the time)
Luke and Owen Wilson in Bottle Rocket (worn very deliberately)
“I’m in… Three conditions: First, you mastermind the plan. Second, Bob’s on the team. And third, you’ve gotta get me one of those jumpsuits.”
Heather Graham in The Spy Who Shagged Me (WORK.)
Ali G (technically not a one-piece but we’ll let it slide)
Uma Thurman in Kill Bill (nuff said)
And finally, the jumpsuit that inspired this post— Dapwell of Das Racist at Afropunk Fest last weekend
- I wish I could find more non-sexualized female examples.
- You can never go wrong with yellow.
Reply if you think of any others!