I'm So Happy This Comfortable Trend Is Still Going to Be Cool in 2019

There are few things I feel extremely comfortable in aside from a slanket. However, a boilersuit comes pretty close. Loose-fitting but flattering, casual but chic with heels and easy to layer throughout the year, this pedigree breed of an all-in-one is a true wonder.

I have a couple of age-old boilersuits lurking in my closet because they're the kind of throw-on piece that comes back in fashion every couple of years. Some styling moves may change—like the fact that so many people have worn theirs this summer with "ugly" sandals and belt bags—but essentially the same item will see you through each and every return.

In 2018, the boilersuit comeback was kick-started by the most unlikely version: a super-baggy Ganni jumpsuit. It became a constant presence on the stylish streets of Scandi Fashion Week and then filtered through to Instagram. The trend has also inspired sellout pink all-in-ones from ASOS and Urban Outfitters. Next came Topshop's topstitched version: More fitted and significantly more retro than its power-pink siblings, this sold out fast.

Since these two big retail hits, we've been on a nonstop boilersuit mission, confident that it'll translate so well into next year. Keep scrolling to see what we've found…

Style Notes: You can really add personality to a boilersuit with little additions like Ada's boots or leopard top.

Style Notes: When in doubt, stick to a family of blue tones to look elegant.

Style Notes: Make like the influencer set and add a belt bag and chunky sandals.

Style Notes: If only Joy's Topshop jumpsuit was still available…

Style Notes: Utilitarian overalls come in this season's favourite denim alternative: cord.

Style Notes: When Jeanette Madsen wore Ganni's pink overalls, we all took an interest.

Style Notes: ASOS haven't been missing out on the action, either. They've released multiple versions of pink all-in-ones on its site over the past few months.

Style Notes: The coolest way to wear a bright-pink onesie is definitely with casual styling.

Style Notes: This Joie jumpsuit is such a pale pink that it basically looks white. The contrasted darker stitching makes it a great option for wintry accessories.

Style Notes: Your boilersuit should have the following: pockets (patch ones on the chest are ideal), a belt (or add one of your own), rolled-up hems (to show off shoes and lengthen legs) and a little bit of attitude.

Style Notes: Sneaks are very welcome too—just show a slice of ankle for the most flattering silhouette.

Style Notes: If you aren't sure how to winterise your summer jumpsuit, just look to Xiayan and her all-black accessories.

Style Notes: Monikh is in this gallery twice because she's a fan of the boilersuit. She's petite, so it's good to know the proportions can work for shorter women too.

Style Notes: A big thanks to Tracey for showing how to look good in a boilersuit at work—just add a roll-neck and high-heel boots.

Style Notes: Julie received the full '80s sporty memo. Who would think a lemon-yellow all-in-one could look so elegant?

Next up, the new shoes you're going to love.

Opening Image: @monikh

Hannah Almassi
Editor in Chief

Hannah Almassi is the Editor in Chief of Who What Wear UK. Hannah has been part of the the Who What Wear brand since 2015, when she was headhunted to launch the UK sister site and social channels, implement a localised content strategy and build out the editorial team. She joined following a seven-year tenure at Grazia magazine, where she led front-of-book news, fashion features and shopping specials as fashion news and features editor. With experience in both print and digital across fashion and beauty, Hannah has over 16 years in the field as a journalist, editor, content strategist and brand consultant. Hannah has interviewed industry heavyweights such as designers including Marc Jacobs and Jonathan Anderson through to arbiters of taste including Katie Grand and Anna Dello Russo. A skilled moderator and lecturer specialising in the shift to digital media and e-commerce, Hannah’s opinion and work has been sought by the likes of CNBC, BBC, The Sunday Times Style, The Times, The Telegraph and MatchesFashion.com, among many others. Hannah is often called upon for her take on trends, becoming known as a person with their finger of the pulse of what’s happening in the fashion space for stylish Brits. Hannah currently resides in Eastbourne with her photographer husband, incredibly busy son and highly Instagrammable cat.