Jumpsuits can come cropped, sheer or rendered in lace or chiffon; or boyish and slouchy, allowing them to cater to all dress codes – and that is why I love them. In recent years, the jumpsuit has superseded the classic cocktail dress as the summer occasion outfit of choice. And now, as the summer wedding season looms, prepare for the ultimate jumpsuit envy. It will be nigh-on impossible to attend wedding nuptials without spotting an immaculately-dressed guest in a tailored jumpsuit – I’m almost certain of that.
Wherever you go, celebrities are papped sporting jumpsuits in all their glory. From actress Scarlett Johansson who’s rarely seen out of a jumpsuit, to the chic Anne Hathaway who donned a sleek Vivienne Westwood jumpsuit at the LA premiere of her latest film ‘Colossal’ last month, jumpsuit’s are an ever-popular outfit choice. Even Queen B’s sister, Solange Knowles, got married in a cream Stephane Rolland jumpsuit in 2014.
Even if you’re not bothered about celebrity fashion and you aren’t a ‘celebrity-influenced fashionista’, if you’re not already loving jumpsuits, I’m sure you won’t need much convincing. Jumpsuits are not only comfortable and perfect for any occasion, they’re super chic, stylish and sophisticated. Therefore, it’s unsurprising that it’s been noted in this year’s ‘Style Guide’ at Royal Ascot – the famous racecourse where it’s very much a fashion show as well as a racing event – that they officially welcome “the jumpsuit as an acceptable item of clothing for the Royal Enclosure”. It’s time to get purchasing!
Here are 4 ways of wearing a jumpsuit this spring/summer – with lovable high street prices and super sophisticated looks:
City break Street Stylin’
“If in doubt, wear blue“, I say this spring/summer. Blue is one of my favourite colours right now, and pairing it with a simplistic chic monochromatic white jumpsuit will certainly make the blue hues pop and enhance that summer glow.
(P.S. aren’t Olivia Burton watches to die for?!)
Whether you’re heading on holiday to somewhere exotic (I wish), or just strutting down to your local beach, you’ll be sure to stand out in this H&M number. Stripes – especially like these – can be ever so flattering and look ever so elegant. Who’d have thought this jumpsuit was from a high street store?
Weddings or occasion events are always difficult to dress for, and in this day and age there is so much pressure to look good (and most importantly feel good). For a day at the races, or a wedding ceremony, I suggest opting for the classic floral print. Pastel’s are so ‘in’ this spring/summer, and pink is markedly feminine, creating a gorgeous polished outfit. If you’re feeling daring, add pops of fuchsia – this season’s “colour of the moment” according to British Vogue.
Date Night/Out Out
This one-strap jumpsuit from popular high street retailer Topshop is the perfect option for trying to impress a potential knight in shining armour. It’s so easy to change the look around and add a splash of colour. Black and gold go perfectly together, but why not add a more summery hue – think orange, yellow or red – the choices are endless!
How would you style a jumpsuit?
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