I have decided that it is time to tackle the thorny issue of dressing up. No! I’m not talking Hallowe’en, but rather those events that require just a little more effort and a bit more pzazz! With so many of us unable to ‘get our legs out’ due to unsightly plaques, sometimes it can be difficult to successfully put together a full glamourous outfit during the summer months. However, as I trawled through various sites looking at maxi dresses and jumpsuits, I soon lost myself in Asos – and here’s why.
When the jumpsuit craze first hit the fashion world, I was genuinely delighted. At last a fashion craze that covered all and that we could embrace with glee! But disappointment soon followed when it became clear that the majority of jumpsuits seem to be either black or sleeveless or both. Not quite the cover-up I had envisioned! But as the popularity of jumpsuits shows no signs of waning, you can imagine my joy when I realised how the range has expanded to now include different colourways and sleeve lengths.
These are real value for money items. Ideal with trainers, flip flops or gladiator sandals for the school run, but so easy to dress up with the addition of heels and some suitable bling. And whilst some might question the inconvenience when it comes to the bathroom, I think that is far outweighed by the sheer comfort and lack of effort in just pulling on one piece of clothing and knowing that you’re dressed and ready to go!
I am loving all things khaki at the moment and so I’m hugely tempted by this Asos Jumpsuit with Tie Waist and Long Sleeves, €47.94. I’m not entirely sure that this is what I would class as a long sleeve, but if the skin on your lower arms is relatively clear, then I think this could be a winner
If you have embraced the ‘70s trend that is so strong this summer, then you will probably love this Asos ‘70s Button Through Jumpsuit, €61.64, complete with the flared leg. Not the most forgiving of styles (difficult to conceal a muffin top in this!) but has the potential to be very cool indeed. Also available in red, if black is too dark a shade. A possible party wear contender for the latter end of the year? (I refuse to use the C word in July)
Much more forgiving is this Pepe Jeans Wrap Front Jumpsuit also from Asos, €136.98. This is a more relaxed fit, and actually I think this would be immensely comfortable to wear on days when your skin is that bit more irritated than usual.
For a stylish look that would work right into A/W, there is the Warehouse Utility Wrap Front Jumpsuit from Asos, €47.26. To be honest, I prefer a block colour. This just looks too like a top and trousers to me.
I know without even trying on, that I would look like I was rocking up to service your gas boiler if I were to wear this. But for those of you who are younger, slimmer, trendier and edgier, this Asos Denim Jumpsuit with Tie Waist, €68.49 is certainly a look that ticks many a stylish box.
For a really dressy edge, how about Jack Wills jumpsuit from Asos, €54.11, in a silkier fabric? Absolutely ideal for a wedding or christening and also half price right now in the sale. A light white and blue silky scarf will eliminate any possible flaking issues, whilst the addition of heels and a clutch would make this the perfect outfit for any dressy occasion. Extra points for annoying the teen in your house by wearing a Jack Wills outfit (or is that just me?!)
If you are the width of a stick insect with zero body fat and a figure that you wish to flaunt, then hello! The Asos Wrap Front Jumpsuit with Long Sleeves €38.35 is calling your name. Don’t think I’ll be ordering this one!
If these are all a bit too plain, then how about this for a blast of pattern? The Mango Mono Floral Printed Jumpsuit fromAsos, €56.85 will certainly ensure that you are seen. Possibly better on those who are taller, although you'll never know if you don't try!
And finally, my favourite. I’d need to do a lot less eating and a lot more exercising before I could contemplate fitting into something like this, but oh <sigh> it’s so, so lovely. The BA&SH Dries Jumpsuit with Shirt Detailing. (Somewhat more expensive too .. shhh! ... €315.05 eeeek!) But imagine this with a tan, some layered gold or silver chains, a large cuff and a metallic clutch ...
So what do you think? Do you think a jumpsuit could be the answer to your styling worries this summer? The great thing about most of these is that they will work well into Autumn and indeed Winter as well. Defintely value for money at the moment as so many have been greatly reduced in the sales.
See you on Wednesday for the usual wish! Until then, have a good week.