“The appeal of a one-step jumpsuit that spans the sartorial clock from early coffee to late-night karaoke is obvious.”
“Nothing easier than an all-in-one outfit that keeps on giving,” says Victoria De La Fuente Bozzo, the NYC-based fashion consultant and founder of STUDIUM: (VDLF) as we discuss the extreme ease of our favorite wardrobe staple: The Babe Suit — aka those flight suits, coveralls, jumpsuits, and oversized denim overalls that at once exude couldn’t-care-less cool and boiling-lava-hot beguilement.
For Victoria, who spends her days consulting luxury brands, collaborating with Latina fashion collectives, and jetting nonstop from New York to Paris to Mexico City (and, of course, Tokyo) with her favorite pieces tucked into suitcases, the appeal of a one-step jumpsuit that spans the sartorial clock from early coffee to late-night karaoke is obvious. “I’ve been wearing mine on repeat,” she says with a laugh as she settles back into her candy-colored West Village apartment after spending last week taking in Paris’s Couture shows, LIVE.
For those less familiar with this all-inclusive style staple, a relaxed zip option like the Cameron Jumpsuit that Victoria favors or a sharp denim cut like the Lee Union Coverall are like gifts to Kondo-friendly closets and time-strapped schedules. “I love me a jumpsuit because it can easily be translated from day to night — roll it up with statement sneakers during the day or change into sock booties or even short cowboy boots with a comfy heel for evening and you are all set,” she shares, adding that those blessed with a curvy bustline can adjust the neckline to fit every mood. “It allows you to open up the collar on an evening out for a sexier look that skips any hint of vulgarity.”
“Lately I am very into mesh and see-through turtlenecks as layering pieces to add some dimension and color-pop to an otherwise classic style.”
The utilitarian appeal of XXL overalls in the form of Levi’s Baggy Denim classics and art-uniform interpretations like Riverside Tool and Dye’s American-made tie dye flight suits proves timeless, yet with the help of sheer layers, the styling possibilities and endless iterations make it easy to wear the same Babe Suit again and again with fresh perspective each time. “Lately I am very into mesh and see-through turtle necks as layering pieces to add some dimension and color-pop to an otherwise classic style,” says Victoria, who is “obsessed with sheer” layering options, often wearing one color over another (attainable with the Scrunch Sleeve Seamless’s rainbow of hues) to create a “gelato/macaroon look.” Building the look over a metallic triangle bra will give purpose to the peekaboo fabric — or why not start with a favorite swimsuit top for an endless summer mood? Day to night, winter to summer — every day for the rest of your life, if you want.
Below, FP’s best Babe Suits and low-key tricks to styling fashion’s favorite singles: