I blame Balmain. Last September, Olivier Rousteing sent a model down the spring 2014 catwalk in a denim boilersuit (definition: a loose fitting garment covering the whole body except for the head, hands and feet) with a patchwork denim jacket slung over her shoulders, displaying not just double denim but some kind of dodecahedron denim. And now that the high street copycats, I mean, er, designers have got their spring wares out, what do you know? Boilersuits abound.
Primark has got a Balmain lookey-likey one in blue denim for £17 (it’ll be in stores in March).
ASOS has got a tailored boilersuit, because I mean, if you can’t show off your your figure in a sludge green utilitarian overall, when can you? Little White Lies boilersuit, £77 (reduced from £110).
Topshop has got no less than SEVEN boilersuits, most of them termed casual but one of them called luxe (it doesn’t exactly scream ‘night on the town’ to me but oh well). There’s one called Tropical Floral (£68), which is my pick of the bunch, because you can be totes on trend if you wear it now, and also reuse it should you ever choose to go to a fancy dress party as Goldie Hawn in Private Benjamin. And you should definitely do that.