Trend: Jumpsuits

    Dark and elegant or fun and flirty -- the jumpsuit is back! Celebs like Gwyneth Paltrow, Eva Longoria and Alicia Keys are putting their own modern spin on this 70s look.

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    Amber Tamblyn at the NYC Premiere of Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
    It should be re-named Sisterhood of the Traveling Jumpsuit! The actress, who plays Tibby in the sequel, had no problem flaunting a shiny, high-waist jumpsuit at her big premiere.

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    Rihanna at the Sonia Rykiel Spring 2008 Fashion Show
    Young Hollywood's newest style icon, Rihanna loves to take fashion risks like this lilac Paul & Joe jumpsuit.

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    Maggie Gyllenhaal
    For The Dark Knight UK premiere, Gyllenhaal opted for Old Hollywood glam with a plunging, satin halter jumpsuit and retro pin curl bob.

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    Gwyneth Paltrow at the Hollywood Premiere of Iron Man
    Paltrow offsets the plunging neckline of her custom-made, men's-inspired Stella McCartney jumpsuit with a wide-legged bottom and super long necklace.

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    Diesel Spring 2008
    The one-piece jumpsuit has popped up on runways everywhere this season and Diesel is no exception. Chunky wood jewelry and clunky heels complete the off-beat look.

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    Cat Deeley at the American Idol Season 7 Finale
    The British host of So You Think You Can Dance looks ready to take America by storm in this sexy jumpsuit.

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    Scarlett Johansson at a ProjectRED Benefit Party in London
    The newly engaged actress creates a funky look by combining her gunmetal jumpsuit with a sleek up-do and flirty heels.

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    Stella McCartney Spring 2008
    Whether they are long or short, tight or flowy, jumpsuits have been popping up on celebs and catwalks alike. Here, a model at Stella McCartney rocks a beachy, casual version.

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    Helena Christensen at a Party for "A Diamond Is Forever" in New York City
    Supermodel Christensen looks every bit the part in this sexy yet comfy evening jumpsuit.

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We've been seeing jumpsuits all over the place lately, and while we're still a little nervous about incorporating them into real-life wardrobes, we have to admit that we're digging some of the hot new styles. Vogue obviously is, too, since they're calling for the Return of the Jumpsuit in 2009. They write in this month's issue: "Versatile enough to be worn by a skydiver, Studio 54 habitue and spaceman alike, the jumpsuit stages a comeback in all its chameleon-like glory." Now that's an endorsement!

But still, if even top Hollywood starlets and stylists are able to manage this trend (sort of), how feasible is it to expect regular folks to sport the look? There are so many ways to go wrong with it -- too tight in the body, or too short-waisted, and you're looking at a serious fashion faux pas. However, when it's right, it can look so cool.

Bottom line is this -- we're going to support this trend, but with major reservations. If you're going shopping for one of your own, don't go without a very honest friend. And maybe a camera. What do you think?
Will you jump on board the jumpsuit trend?
Um, YEAH. If it's good enough for Vogue, it's good enough for me!24 (29.6%)
Maybe, if I can find one that doesn't look completely ridiculous.32 (39.5%)
Not a chance. Jumpsuits are a thing of the past. Like shoulder pads.25 (30.9%)