The one piece was back and better than ever over the holidays at Sunday River, and it’s clear the snow gods certainly approved, as all eight mountains were open.
Worn by males, females and kids from 9 months to 90 years old, today’s one-piece suits are uber warm and packed with the technical features you have come to expect in separate jackets and pants. Slipping into a one piece now means you have decided to make a head-to-toe style statement but without giving up performance.
Feeling rad and ready for mischief? Then go for something retro-inspired or a highly prized true vintage one piece. Either way, celebrating iconic alpine style from previous eras continues to grow in popularity.
Fashionistas wanting to get in touch with their inner “Bond girl” should look for a body con once piece that will flatter their curves like their favorite yoga leggings.
Not shy? There are many attention-demanding options for the superheros and showboating-under-the-lift daredevil types who want a suit that is in synch with their superpowers. With just about every ski and snowboard outerwear brand now including one-piece suits in their lines, the perfect one for you is out there.
There is so much good skiing and riding still ahead and spring is coming up quickly. The time is right to find yours and show it a good BENHARRIS time out on the vertical runway.
Peyton’s place … is No. 1 in my heart! It was obsession at first sight when I first saw Skea Limited’s Peyton suit. Featuring gorgeous rose gold zippers and metal accents to its latticed stretch panels, everything about this suit called my name and garners scores of compliments. The flattering four-way stretch fabric is waterproof and really moves with you. From its zip-off hood with optional fur accent to where the pockets are placed and how they are angled, I love how smartly designed the Peyton suit is. I paired it with a fox fur “mad bomber”-style hat from repurposed fur by Montreal-based designer Danny Bergeron of Decibelles Creations. Hestra heated gloves and Oakley goggles from Country Ski & Sport complete my look.
With the best après scene happening at the Foggy Goggle, it’s no surprise that’s where these three Boston-based beauties could be found breaking hearts and absolutely winning the style game. Brenna’s bright and right one piece is from Top Shop, and the black side stripes give it a sporty spice feel. Eryn is style perfection when she rides on her Burton gear in her black neoprene one piece that has just the right amount of slouch and fit. Her suit also is from Top Shop. Maggie serves up retro realness done to perfection in her vintage lilac one piece. These three ladies unabashedly love ski fashion and having fun with what they wear and how they style it.
Nohmii outskert is après perfection
▪ The Nohmii outskert was an idea that was created in the mountains of Sunday River by New England-based designer Linda Shottesbouchard. Made in the USA, Nohmii is dedicated to ensuring you no longer have to sacrifice style, function or fit when choosing active and everyday wear. The outskert fabrics are custom made and designed with Polartec’s alpha insulation, the same material used by military special forces. Keeps you dry, warm and ultra lightweight while looking chic and pulled together.
Make Uncle Sam proud ▪ These two brothers are all about celebrating our country’s colors in their scene-stealing Americana suits from Tipsy Elves. Twinning is never wrong when sporting one-piece suits that are equal parts Evel Knievel and Captain America. Red, white and blue always looks right against the snow, but these suits don’t just look good, they deliver. Tipsy Elves suits are jam packed with performance features and a retro fit that is universally flattering. Stars, stripes and an unapologetic patriotic approach to snow style make these suits must haves for mavericks and kick-ass superheros.
Looking hella good ▪ Mary might have had a little lamb with fleece as white as snow, but Kristina has the Suzi Jumpsuit designed by Gwen Stefani from her collaboration with Burton, so Kristina wins! This standout option from the L.A.M.B. x Burton line is the epitome of crazy cool with print blocking and repair patch detailing. Its bright yellow zipper adds a great pop of color. Kristina also is wearing L.A.M.B. x Burton’s matching warmest mitts and helmet with leopard trim. This one piece is a standout for it’s relaxed fit and pattern play, making it a must have for an extra sweet escape.
It’s in the bag ▪ Alexa knows that transitioning to après fun is easy when you have the right gear and bring the right attitude. Be like Alexa and pack everything a girl needs in an Oliver Thomas bag. This bag is sporty, soft, washable and can carry everything needed to get ready for what comes next after the lifts stop spinning. Take your look to the next level by personalizing your bag with sassy statement badges from Oliver Thomas and get ready to be the life of the après party.