We can think of a few reasons why glamorous, evening-appropriate jumpsuits sometimes trump other forms of clothing: it flatters and elongates your physique, and on a good day you can channel your inner Elvis Presley (or Ziggy Stardust if you're a David Bowie fan) while rocking a sophisticatedly glamorous jumpsuit. 

In recent years, the jumpsuit's status has been exalted for the contemporary, chic woman, both in ready-to-wear and couture collections. With embellished, floral, embroidered, cut-outs, colour-blocked options in luxe, flowy fabrics, the jumpsuit is no longer merely deemed as a functional workplace garment or a Halloween-only costume. On A/W 2015 runways, designers such as Olivier Rousteing went all out with 70s-style pleated multicoloured jumpsuits cinched at the waist with wide belts for Balmain's fall collection; Zuhair Murad's couture pieces included a diva-esque stone-and-sequin jumpsuit, paired (naturally) with a fox fur coat; and Haider Ackermann's take on a menswear-inspired suit took place in the form of a sharp jumpsuit.