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Trendspotting: Jumpsuits, catsuits, and rompers
All In One Trendspotting: Jumpsuits, catsuits, and rompers

In these difficult times, practicality and versatility are big keywords for any sensible stylista. Fortunately for us, the latest trend that Style Bible spies have spotted around town fits the bill—it's both fun and functional, exactly what we'd expect from something called the all-in-one.

If you've got a one-piece suit from the hippie disco days of the '70s, or if your mother does, now may be time to bring it out and work it for Spring-Summer '09. From slouchy and casual to tailored and elegant, this style sensation has been all over the runways this season. Jumpsuits and catsuits took center stage at shows like Stella McCartney, Proenza Schouler, and Chloé. The shorter, more playful romper also showed up in a gamut of styles at Yves Saint Laurent, D&G, and Topshop Unique.

We're glad that the local fashion scene isn't too far behind, with trendsetters living it up in flowing catsuits and youthful rompers for every occasion. These on-trend suits are now available off-the-rack in shops like Topshop and Abrace, as well as the collections of designers like Rajo Laurel, Charina Sarte and Kate Torralba.

It seems that there's no stopping the all-in-one, so we've sourced the best jumpsuits, catsuits, and rompers to carry you through those nothing-to-wear days. Check out how Manila's fashionistas have worked this red-hot trend before you effortlessly slip into your own suit. You can adjust the length, dress it up, wear it to work—the possibilities are endless. Just be patient when it's time to hit the ladies' room.


—Bernice Bautista, Editorial Assistant