Love It Or Hate It, Sienna Miller Just Proved That The Catsuit Is Back

It's officially A Thing.

Sienna Miller

by Laura Antonia Jordan |

What constitutes a 'wow' look when you’re a woman who has designers on speed-dial and the kind of effortless style that makes people ache with envy? Such is the predicament presumably facing Sienna Miller (who else?) on a near-daily basis. Not one to turn down a challenge – nor miss an excuse to dress up – on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon last week, she RSVP’d ‘yes’ to this season's hottest party piece: a catsuit.

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Sienna Miller wearing a catsuit from Saint Laurent ©Getty

Miller's catsuit was definitely extroverted in attitude, with its plunging neckline and punchy red rose print (sometimes, florals for spring do feel groundbreaking). Hers was from Saint Laurent, the fashion house with form when it comes to this particular confidence-required item of clothing. Hailey Bieber is another fan. For dinner in Miami, she (and her stylist Karla Welch) stayed true to their location and opted for a colourful, floral-print, halter-neck catsuit.

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So, yes, the catsuit is happening (side note: the second-skin fit is a non-negotiable, these are not the ubiquitous roomy jumpsuits of recent years. Kim Kardashian has taken this directive and run with it, quite literally taped into her Balenciaga get-up for the house's AW22 show). Seen at Acne Studios, Balmain, David Koma and Lanvin for SS22, they came neon-bright at Gucci, Catwoman-like at Balenciaga and leopard-spotted at Roberto Cavalli.

Balmain SS22
Balmain SS22 ©Getty

The party catsuit has all the makings of a Marmite item. The cons are many, but so are the pros. So in the spirit of diplomacy, we will consider both sides of the argument before we make any hasty decisions.

Michaela Coel at the Met Gala 2021
Michaela Coel at the Met Gala 2021

Let’s get the bad news out of the way. As anyone already au fait with a jumpsuit will testify, the big fail for the catsuit is the toilet situation. There’s no ‘popping for a wee’ in one of these, rather you have to negotiate your way out of it in the stalls. You could wear a diaper, or just not drink for the evening, but neither option is advisable. Instead we would suggest you don’t leave it until you’re desperate and just suck it up.

Then there’s the fact that you can’t remove layers if you get too hot, the VPL situation is very real and, thanks to their clingy cuts, there is literally nowhere to hide. Your every curve will be on display. Feeling shy? Then layer up (a mini skirt or floor-length coat over the top of yours will make it a more palatable proposition). Or even better, just own it. A catsuit demands confidence and chutzpah to pull off. We know you can do it.

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SHOP: The Catsuits You'll Actually Want To Wear

Leset, Stretch Stirrup Jumpsuit, £171
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Emilio Pucci, Printed Stretch Jumpsuit, £370 at Net-a-Porter
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The Upside, Atlantis Jumpsuit, £140 at MyTheresa
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Sweaty Betty, Super-Soft Yoga Jumpsuit, £100
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Live The Process, Corset Jumpsuit, £159
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