28/06/2016

styling the wide leg jumpsuit

I dabbled in my first jumpsuit earlier this year.

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For a friend’s weddng – a taliored navy number, with an exposed back. I picked it up in the ASOS sale and was amazed by it’s perfect fit. At six foot tall, finding an all-in-one isn’t an easy task for me – I’ve got myself stuck one too many times trying to wrestle my long body into something jumpsuit shaped, so I picked this particular navy one out from the Tall range. Perfect in the body, and actually an inch too long in the legs – I learnt my lesson that the normal range wouldn’t cut it for me when it came to jumpsuits.

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That was until last week, when browsing the shops on a hungover Sunday I clocked something that caught my eye. Looking nothing short of enormous on the hanger, the wide leg jumpsuit in today’s post winked at me – it looked so long, excessively in fact and without hesitation, I was in the changing room giving it a whirl. With a wide leg jumpsuit, length is more key than with a tailored, slim leg. I had yet to find something that came up trumps in the leg-length department, and little did I expect it to come from the standard range in H&M. The unique pattern looked much more expensive than H&M, with parts of the jumpsuit lined and made from the sort of fabric that sweeps over your curves. For me, the waist tie and V neckline were sellers – flattering and allowed for some shape to be created at my waist. The jumpsuit slipped on like a dream, no clinging or bulging, cinching me in, and giving a comfortable, effortless look – sold!

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When I got it home, it barely needed styling. I already knew – my vintage leather clutch and black heels were all it needed. A a statement piece in both pattern and shape, the jumpsuit didn’t require anything more. Comfort levels were second to none, with no unusual underwear requirements. I felt glamorous but effortless, and am currently mulling over which event to wear this too later this summer. It turns out patience is a virtue, and biding my time meant stumbling across a real hidden gem!

Jumpsuit – H&M | Clutch – Vintage Harrods | Heels – BHS

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