A jumpsuit for every style and occasion

Why your wardrobe needs a jumpsuit

I’ve been thinking about my favourite styles and it led me to realise that the jumpsuit is right up there as a wardrobe staple and got me to thinking that every wardrobe needs at least one jumpsuit! If you’ve been following along for a while, you may have noticed a recurring style theme from the post to the post to our YouTube lookbook and that is the jumpsuit. It’s not on purpose, but most likely because jumpsuits are the easiest thing to wear and look stylish with very little effort. Which is definitely where I firmly stand, sartorially speaking! You don’t have to worry about mixing and matching, or (gasp) ironing more than one item, because they’re all there in one handy throw-on piece.

The transition from the playsuit

Even though the name sounds terrifying, I’ve been a fan of the tailored playsuit for a long time (a long time!), but I’ve drifted away from the playsuit (even with tights) and fallen head over heels for the jumpsuit. I think they suit my style so much more now and I just find them so easy to wear.

There are so many styles out there to suit every shape and style and I have seen women of all those shapes and styles rocking them and looking bloody marvellous. So, I thought it was time to do a post dedicated solely to why you should love the jumpsuit!

This jumpsuit. The shoes, the tan bag is New Look. See the whole look in our YouTube designer dupes shoe haul.

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Find your jumpsuit style

I have lots of ideas of jumpsuits for breastfeeding, for work, for an evening out, heck just for jumping about with the kids. And, you know what, there are loads with sleeves and gorgeous embellishments out there to not only fit perfectly for the festivities on the way, but to also cover the bits we like the least in a very stylish way. What I love is that you can dress them up with heels or down with flats and trainers. The possibilities are there for the taking, no matter what your style!

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Denim

Fabrics are so diverse these days and as someone who is not a massive fan of jeans, mainly because I rarely find a good fit, I don’t tend to go for denim a lot. I’ve tried several dungarees, but I’m yet to settle on a pair I like, that don’t make me feel like a teletubby!  But, I love this indigo denim number as it’s such a good base colour, which looks great with heels of any colour. Plus,  the cut outs give it a little extra pizzaz for night time. I’ve worn it twice and was stopped a lot and asked about it. The fabric is super thick, with lots of details, so you wouldn’t know I paid £13.50 for the petite version ( petite and standard now £15.50). However, it does have press studs, and they do sometimes pop, so be warned if you have a little bit extra on top!

 

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Cut outs

Be bold with cut outs – the trend seems to be growing and you could see it all over London Fashion Week. I like the style and I have to say, when you find the right style, it’s so much more wearable than it seems. I like my arms and back and my legs less so, so the denim one is perfect for me. So, you can experiment with what you reveal and what you cover, whether that be legs, tummy, back or shoulders.

Wide Leg or Culotte

I really love the wide leg or culotte styles as they give a flattering shape to the legs and waist because of the way they skim from the hips. A complete win for me! Plus, if you’re small like me, the culotte style is great as you don’t have to worry about the length. I pair mine with flats or heels depending on what I’m doing. The same jumpsuit can look so different, depending on accessories.

Shirt Style

Shirt style or button  down are fabulous for looking chic. They add that extra detail and are so perfect for breastfeeding. Another style you can dress the style up with flats or heels for work and they also look great with a tailored jacket. I bought this one from New Look and talked about it in the post: The Culotte Jumpsuit, and it was also in our YouTube Lookbook.

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Sleeves

Sleeves are big right now. I mean in a fashion sense and also in size. I am talking, the bigger the better. It’s up to you how big you go (and I’ve seen big!), so they’re perfect not only for this time of year, but if you want to cover a little more. Batwing styles are great are a great way to wear a sleeve because they float over your arms for a really flattering shape. I picked up my floral batwing one (pictured) in the La Redoute sale for £8.70! An absolute steal. I love that it has pockets and it also has a press stud to stop  the v-neck from flapping around. No wardrobe malfunctions on this one!

Pinafore

The pinafore style is massive and it’s not hard to see why – it’s a flattering neckline and you can layer it up for the colder months. You already know about my favourite one that I picked up from the M&s kids sale for £12 because I wrote about it here: M&S Kids Pinafore Jumpsuit. But, there are loads of adult versions too. So, if you’re petite, don’t be afraid to raid the kids’ section, there are some great finds to be had.  I’ll be pairing it with a roll neck, tights and longer boots underneath for Autumn/Winter.

Embellished

For the evening, look for extra detail or options to add detail. Embroidery is still going strong. I like the idea of adding a lace or an embellished sleeve or detail to give it a little extra oomph. It’s a great way to cover up without feeling frumpy!

The Transition

You might well have noticed that these photos were taken when the UK weather was just a little bit warmer! But, jumpsuits are pretty easy to transition if the weather is cooler, with layering, so definitely don’t be scared to pick up a ‘summery’ one in the sales.  Just add a polo or turtle neck and a leather jacket and even a mac would look great with a pair of boots and you’re all set! I’ll be posting soon on my transition wear staples.

Do you wear jumpsuits? If not, why not! :o). I hope you’ve been a little inspired if you don’t. If you do, I’d love to know where you’ve found any favourites. 

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23 Comments

  1. November 22, 2016 / 7:18 am
    Jumpsuits aren't for me (the bathroom issue makes them frustrating to wear!) but you look great in yours - it's really nice in the denim :) Hope you're having a really good start to the week :)
    • November 27, 2016 / 11:57 am
      Thanks my love! You're right, the bathroom thing can definitely be an issue 😂. Some are definitely easier to negotiate than others. I go for the easiest access ones I can. Especially if I'm on a rare night out! 😆x
  2. November 23, 2016 / 9:45 am
    That jumpsuit looks really lovely and sexy! ;) Now if only I could just lose a bit of weight, I might be able to buy one too ;)
    • November 27, 2016 / 12:00 pm
      Thanks so much! I was a bit cautious about the cut outs but I feel so comfortable in it! What I love about jumpsuits is I've seen people of all shapes and sizes in them and they look great on all of them, guess it's just finding a style that suits and that can be the daunting bit, right! 😘
  3. November 23, 2016 / 10:26 am
    Jumpsuits don't really suit me. However, you look incredible in this one - I love it! x
    • November 27, 2016 / 12:01 pm
      Thanks Yvonne! I'd love a brand to challenge us to find you one that works. There is definitely one for you! 😘
  4. November 23, 2016 / 12:50 pm
    I am a huge jumpsuit fan! I love the more relaxed look...not sure I would be brave enough to go with the cut outs....maybe one day! Though they look fab on you x
    • November 27, 2016 / 12:06 pm
      They're great aren't they! This is a definite night time one for me. Every now and then I like to just mix things up and this was one of those times! I was surprised at how comfy I feel in it. It's worth taking a little risk every now and then! 😉x
  5. November 23, 2016 / 6:24 pm
    I love jumpsuits like the next person but I dont like wearing them around this time of year because I will freeze. lol but I love this jumpsuit and its great style.
    • November 27, 2016 / 12:09 pm
      Agreed! There is a disclaimer that these pics were taken in the summer! 😂 I have worn it at night though - but under a long coat! That's where the sleeved ones work so well. Perfectly covered, but stylish too! Win/Win! 😀x
  6. November 23, 2016 / 9:50 pm
    You look awesome! I do love jumpsuits but wouldn't wear one now. My eldest daughter loves them too. Kaz x
  7. November 23, 2016 / 10:19 pm
    If I could look like that I would definitely wear a jumpsuit, all day every day! You look incredible. Not having to iron definitely is a bonus haha. I can't believe the wood wood one has dropped down so much, definitely a bargain! X
  8. November 24, 2016 / 10:47 am
    I love jump suits but sadly I can't wear them because at just 5ft2" they are all way too long on me and I can never find any in the petite range. It's the same with maxi dresses. #shortgirlproblems :-( (UnhingedMummy stopping by from #coolmumclub).
  9. November 24, 2016 / 6:11 pm
    I've struggled to find a jumpsuit that doesn't cut me in two! I have really long legs and nobody wants to have camel toe going on!! These are so gorgeous though, one day I will find the perfect one that fits right! #Brilliantblogpost
  10. November 24, 2016 / 8:37 pm
    I fell majorly in love with the jumpsuit this summer and definitely want to find a Christmassy version! Lovely bunch you've picked out...thanks for linking up with #coolmumclub
  11. November 25, 2016 / 1:14 pm
    Such a lovely jumpsuit, it looks great on you. I love them but they never look as good on me for some reason. Love the denim one :)
  12. November 27, 2016 / 12:38 am
    I like the pinafore style jumpsuit. I've always steered clear of them though - being on the short side, I've always assumed that they wouldn't be flattering on me. Maybe I should at least try one on and find out! :-) #coolmumclub
  13. December 24, 2016 / 5:43 pm
    I adore this denim jumpsuit it looks gorgeous. I love the collar detail and this is great for layering as well xxx
  14. February 9, 2017 / 10:58 am
    You are looking stunning in this jumpsuit. I always prefer jumpsuits as we can wear them at any time of the day like during lunch and even at night when you want to go out for that long drive. The main driving factor of the jumpsuits is that they are convenient and you do not have to think about coordination as they are in the single piece, only accessories like shoes, bags and jewellery need to be counted. Keep sharing.

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