There are women’s jumpsuits that have long sleeves, and they snap up the front. These items cover the female form from neck to ankle and they generally fit close to the body. These items can be very flattering to a ladies figure, but they are also unforgiving and show every extra pound and flaw that you have. Their tendency to be unforgiving is why most people avoid wearing the garments.
In the 1970s the jumpsuit was a very popular clothing choice for women of all ages. Younger ladies in their twenties wore the items open to a daring point to show their cleavage, and older ladies wore their items closed completely. The items were made in many different colors, and different accessories were placed on them to make them more attractive. A lot of beads and things of that nature were used to create decorative patterns on the items.
The short women’s jumpsuits were often called jumpers or rompers. One set of these items is fashioned with a tube top and an elastic waist with short shorts below. The items seem to almost always be made of terry cloth materials. They make excellent outfits for just after the bath and they are great items to wear over a swim suit when you are going to the beach. They were marketed for a short time as sleepwear for ladies but they are not as comfortable to sleep in and the true style tops tend to roll down during the night leaving the breast exposed.
A popular version of this type of garment in the 80s was one that had the legs of the outfit balloon out. The top fit perfectly close to the body of the wearer and the bottoms fit in the rear, but the legs had extra material to them. At the ankle the items had elastic to gather all of the extra material up and create a billowing effect of the excess material from the ankles to the thighs. These were more popular among younger women and girls. Almost no one over the age of twenty five had one of these garments in this style.