Living: Teaching Old Togs New Tricks

They put limbs in limbo, but jumpsuits are dressier than ever

Amelia Earhart wore them while piloting her plane across the oceans. Rosie the Riveter donned them for her shift at a World War II defense plant. Generations of American children have learned to toddle in them. They have been a trendy, casual, adult costume for the past few years. Now, with acrobatic élan, jumpsuits have leaped from utilitarian to U, from convenient to chic. At pricey department stores and boutiques across the country, dressy jumpsuits are, well, jumping off the racks. They...

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