Onesies. Oh yes, I remember those. They’re the one-piece suits for babies, right? Well, not anymore. Now the onesie is making a comeback – in the unlikely world of bridal fashion, no less. To me, a onesie belongs on someone less than two feet tall. The world, however, seems to disagree. Lately, I’ve been bombarded with not-so-young-‘uns walking around in onesies decorated with lions, tigers and bears (oh my!), and now, even my friends and family members are at risk. I came to think these freakish trends in the fashion world are okay – but only if they stay sealed behind closed doors on frigid nights. Then, opening one of my trusted fashion magazines, I was shocked by the newest trend: The Wedding Jumpsuit!
The world of onesies has invaded marriage.
Huge designers like Viktor & Rolf, Temperley, Lanvin, J. Crew, Philip Lim, and Valentino, among others, have hit the runway with bridal jumpsuits as a staple in their 2014 wedding dress range. Oh, and the word “jumpsuit”? I’m not fooled. It’s just a nicer way of saying onesie. Instead of the traditional white dress, our style elite have, in their fashion wisdom, decided that the wedding dress should trend toward the unique. I get the desire to recreate trends and to spark interest in something new, but have the fashion powers that be gone too far this year? It’s not the first time wedding gowns have taken a turn toward the unusual.
When I was in the market for a white dress five years ago, the red one was all the rage, and yes, I admit I did try one on. In it, I felt as if I was wearing a very detailed, very colourful, very fancy ball gown – not a wedding dress at all. As a result, I ended up with a glitzy white dress with a huge, poofy skirt. Traditionally boring? I know. At first, I couldn’t imagine myself even trying on the bridal onesie, white or not (unless I was going for a laugh). Then again, if (and that’s a big if) I were to get married again, I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t want to recreate the poofy princess look either. While I’d still prefer a skirt, an understated, elegant jumpsuit with slim lines may be ideal for the right woman – especially one looking for a fresh start. When it comes to your wedding dress, are you a traditional old fogey like me or a daring adventurerer? More to the point, are you after wedding photos that will guarantee your grandkids will be able to pinpoint the exact date you were married without asking? What’s next? Merging the two trends? Red Bridal Onesies! Oh, how fun! Or not.
Image from InStyle Magazine Online.