Jumpsuits and me haven’t ever really got along. I have a big bum, which tends to play havoc with the straight up-straight down shape that most jumpsuits sport. Most don’t really give any credit to the waist, which is what I try and play upon to balance things out a bit, so until now – I’ve never even set foot in one.
However, upon my travels last month – I spotted one very stunning lady at the airport, who looked as though she could have stepped off the cover of Vogue – sporting a gorgeous floral jumpsuit, which she pulled off effortlessly. Most high fashion isn’t renowned for being comfortable but she really pulled off the perfect comfort-chic balance – and upon arriving home, I was eager to see whether this mythical fashion creature’s look was really attainable.
I scoured the web for a slightly more affordable version (I’m sure hers was by a designer I haven’t even heard of) and finally found what I’d been looking for, in New Look of all places. Housed on the Asos website, it was £22.99 and nipped in at the waist. Perfect! I placed an order for the jumpsuit (which may have been accompanied by a number of other items…) and eagerly awaited its arrival.
Jumpsuit: New Look @ Asos (£22.99) – sold out, similar here, White Block Sandals: Asos (£24.99) link
When it arrived, I knew it was going to be far better than I imagined. The material was silky soft and as it slipped on, I realised that this must be how it feels to cross your pair of favourite pyjamas with something acceptable to wear outside. It’s so comfy but the fitted nature means I don’t resemble the usual ‘beached whale look’ that many jumpsuits force me to sport.
I hope you enjoyed my tea pot impression…
While visiting the Luton Hoo Hotel recently, I made good use of the gorgeous grounds to show off this tropical fever jumpsuit in all its glory. Admittedly, I don’t think these pictures are as flattering as they could be – because my bum still sticks out and wants to make a large, unwelcome appearance – but hey, you can’t have it all!
Although I’ve been loving the fancy criss cross back detailing at the moment – which this doesn’t have – it’s actually refreshing to not have to tangle your way in and out of a piece of clothing for once.
Especially if you’re doing the glamorous blogger thing and changing into different outfits behind a wall…
Have you experimented with jumpsuits? What are your thoughts?