When it comes to jumpsuits, I do wrestle with them a little, both literally and in terms of style. The jumpsuit always puts me in mind of Bianca Jagger riding into Studio 54 on a horse for her birthday party. She knew how to do chic, almost unattainable glamour, and could teach today’s social media fashion stars a thing or two about class and an aura of mystique.
I have worn jumpsuit in the 1980’s, the 1990’s and the noughties, so now I find myself in2014 do I have another go around the jumpsuit dance floor? Well, I am giving it a whirl and having been on a fashion mission, I have found some amazing jumpsuits that are flatteringand look much better on than on the hanger. My only advice would be you get what you payfor in this fashion arena. Leave the cheap, satin versions behind!
My first jumpsuit lovely is the fab Mint Velvet Lace Jumpsuit (£169 Main Picture). It has a beautiful cut and structure with a snug, fitted waist and a transparent lace arm feature – fabulous! This is one for a really special occasion so for accessories think scarlet woman and team your slinky silhouette with these fab leopard print Ghost by Carvela KG Sandals (£130) and a touch of decadence with these Butler and Wilson Art Deco Earrings (£78).
Jumpsuit two (above) may look very streamlined, which it is, but it also has a gorgeous cross-over back feature. I love the minimalist approach with this one, and that little sleeve again is a gift from above, so well done Untold for this Jumpsuit (£105). This one is for a really classic look so make sure you have fun with accessories.
Last, but not least, my third jumpsuit looks so gorgeous on the hanger, I fell in love at first sight. This Somerset by Alice Temperley Military Jumpsuit (£160) is super-soft and drapes beautifully and would be great for a more casual date.
I added the Leopard Pony Bracelet by Kurt Geiger London (£35) as a fun touch.
By Nancy, Aged 45, Social Media Executive for a major beauty brand and fashion commentator.
Carvela at www.kurtgeiger.com
Untold at www.houseoffraser.co.uk
Somerset by Alice Temperley at www.johnlewis.com
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They are very chic and smart, but practicality gets in the way for me. I just forsee one big faff around in the loos, trying to keep the top half pristine while negotiating the task in hand. Not to mention adding the time you’re in the cubicle to sort yourself out!
Of course, that should be ‘foresee’. :/
Cathy, I completely agree with you; to me that’s just such a huge stumbling block that it’s prevented me ‘making the jump’ however tempting they look, especially the ones with a zip at the back – I can just imagine myself either unable to extricate myself when caught short, or having to accost a passing stranger to zip me up afterwards 🙁
For me it’s the thought of my top half getting really cold in some draughty pub loo because basically you have to get undressed completely to go!
I have a jersey topshop jumpsuit… the toilet thing is an issue!! It looks diabolical by itself, add a belt and heels and its winner winner chicken dinner!