Trend of the week: How to simmer in a boiler suit

BOILING POINT: Meet your all-in-one sartorial solution says Annmarie O’Connor.


Fashion loves a challenge.

The greater the odds, the bigger the thrill. If this season’s boilersuit furore is any indication, all bets are on.

Billed as fuss-free, cool and comfortable, the industrial vibe of the updated onesie makes it a cooler cousin to the jumpsuit.

It’s anti-fashion backstory (think: munitions factories, refuse removal, Breaking Bad) is what makes it so appealing. Make it work and win big in the style stakes.

Loosely translated: figure out how to navigate a trip to the loo and consider yourself a de facto trend champ.

The Edit

Jump start your spring wardrobe in one simple step.

Utility boilersuit, Topshop, €80.

Striped boilersuit, Mango, €59.99.

Eco denim short-sleeve boilersuit, Miss Selfridge, €85.

Organic cotton boilersuit, Weekday, €70.

Utility boiler jumpsuit, River Island, €80.

Utility belted boilersuit, Topshop, €80.

Khaki camo utility boilersuit, Topshop, €39.99.

Style Notes


Layer with a polo neck and check Crombie. Add ankle boots and a Baker Boy cap.


Wear tie-sleeved at the waist with a white t-shirt and trainers.


Accessorize with a neck scarf, top-handle wicker bag and summer slides.


Pair with this season’s strappy ‘floss’ kitten heel sandals. Add earrings and a clutch.

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