Catsuit vs. Jumpsuit

By Jaxson

Main Difference

The main difference between Catsuit and Jumpsuit is that the Catsuit is a piece of clothing and Jumpsuit is a one-piece suit consisting of conjoined shirt or top and trousers, originally worn by parachutists

  • Catsuit

    A catsuit is a one-piece form-fitting garment that covers the torso and the legs, and frequently the arms. They are usually made from stretchable material, such as lycra, chiffon, spandex (after 1959), latex, or velour, but may use less elastic materials, such as leather or PVC. Catsuits frequently close by means of a zipper at the front or back. A catsuit is regarded as outerwear, but not normally street wear. Catsuits are also used for sexualization or other types of sexuality.

  • Jumpsuit

    A jumpsuit is a one-piece garment with sleeves and legs and typically without integral coverings for feet, hands or head. The original jump suit is the functional one-piece garment used by parachuters.

    The original skydivers’ jumpsuits were simple garments designed to insulate the body from the cold of high altitudes and minimize risk of covering important handles and grips. Today, however, the garment has found other uses.

    Jumpsuits are generally regarded as a garment of convenience, as they are simpler to launder, put on and remove than an ensemble outfit. Unless the jumpsuit has a drop seat, however, it is necessary to remove it entirely for bathroom use.

  • Catsuit (noun)

    A tight-fitting one-piece women’s garment, covering the legs, arms and torso.

  • Jumpsuit (noun)

    a one-piece item of clothing originally used by parachutists

  • Jumpsuit (noun)

    a similar item of clothing used for outdoor sports such as skiing

  • Jumpsuit (noun)

    a garment incorporating trousers and a sleeved top in one piece, worn as a fashion item, protective garment, or uniform

    “she wore a tight silver jumpsuit”

Oxford Dictionary

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