Advanced search

Whether you’re a beauty novice or a confirmed fashionista, this topic is for consulting Mumsnetters on all things style-related. Plus, check out our Swears By page for the inside track on the next Mumsnet must-have.

Dare I wear a jumpsuit?

(41 Posts)
onlyconnect Wed 25-Oct-17 18:42:07

I’m going to a winter wedding: late afternoon/ evening; all indoors. I’m considering buying a jumpsuit after a friend suggested it but feel quite nervous of it, having never worn one. I’m 50, 5 feet 7, size 12-14. I don’t even know where to start looking!

zippyswife Wed 25-Oct-17 22:00:00

My aunt (slightly older than you, similar size and height) wore a jumpsuit to a winter wedding last year. Of all the guests I thought she looked the best. I’d go for it.

BabyNameInspiration Wed 25-Oct-17 22:13:08

You'll look fab but they are a faff when you go to the loo. Stripping off, dragging on grimy floors or heaven forbid getting dipped in the loo grin

wowfudge Wed 25-Oct-17 22:26:43

Don't get a cold shoulder one and you'll be fine.

Kochicoo Wed 25-Oct-17 23:26:14

John Lewis seem to have lots OP

SuccessStory Thu 26-Oct-17 00:49:42

Try Monsoon . I got a gorgeous one from ther last yr, black with sequins.

onlyconnect Thu 26-Oct-17 08:27:54

babynameinspiration that’s my biggest worry, going to the loo. Off to a big town today so will look in John Lewis and Monsoon, thank you

onlyconnect Thu 26-Oct-17 08:29:34

successtory I love the Cara one on your link- I really need sleeves, but don’t want black.** I’ll have a look today.** Thanks so much.**

retainertrainer Thu 26-Oct-17 09:31:52

Sorry to gate crash. Can anyone recommend a good petite jumpsuit. I'd love to get one this winter but at 5ft2 it feels like mission impossible to find one that would actually fit.

SuccessStory Thu 26-Oct-17 14:35:13

Retainer - Like I said, I got mine from Monsoon and I’m 5ft 1 wink

stoplickingthetelly Thu 26-Oct-17 16:50:08

I think a jumpsuit sounds like a lovely idea

onlyconnect Thu 26-Oct-17 19:29:59

Update: couldn’t find a suitable jumpsuit. They’re nearly all black, which I don’t want for a wedding. The two I found that weren’t black and could have been suitable both looked awful.

Trills Thu 26-Oct-17 19:35:04

The trouble with jumpsuits is that they have the maximum number of ways in which they can not fit right.

coffeecow Thu 26-Oct-17 20:06:21

@onlyconnect What sort of wedding is it? Dressy? Casual? Church?

onlyconnect Thu 26-Oct-17 20:33:49

We haven’t been given a dress code but it’s not in a church. It’ll probably be a party wedding.

TheWildRumpyPumpus Thu 26-Oct-17 20:34:58

Loads on ASOS - some fancy wedding appropriate ones.

They are such a faff when you need the loo though!

TheEmpressWears Thu 26-Oct-17 20:36:10

I'm 47 and I'm going to wear one to the christmas party.

Pansiesandredrosesandmarigolds Thu 26-Oct-17 20:38:36

How about this?

Or this?

Suspect it’d look a lot better on someone with a bosom.

TheEmpressWears Thu 26-Oct-17 20:39:19

I'm 5'1.

I got this one.

I hope it fits and flatters Ordered it a couple of days ago.

TheEmpressWears Thu 26-Oct-17 20:40:52

I need a big gold pendant and great shoes to go with it.

Anlaf Thu 26-Oct-17 20:44:20

I now have two jumpsuits thanks to a recent thread on here. I LOVE them even with a bit of loo-based awkwardness. Here are my learnings:

I thot this blogger wears jumpsuits well:

ASOS have nice ones. including glorious swoony blue

Warehouse do decent ones.

people tree do naice ones, as do baujken.

Make sure it's got room in the crotch and you can get in and out relatively easily.

dumps jumpsuit knowledge, closes tempting browser windows vv quickly

CaseStudyResearch Thu 26-Oct-17 22:33:12

Warehouse and Phase Eight hands down do the best jumpsuits.

onlyconnect Fri 27-Oct-17 07:51:44

Wow! Thank you for all that help. I want sleeves, not black and full length legs. Some of these fit the bill and I’m thinking of ordering. Yesterday when I was actually in the shops there were very few around that fitted my criteria. I love the People Tree patterned one but think a 16 might be too big ( smaller ones sold out) but might give it a try

Anlaf Fri 27-Oct-17 08:46:34


If it's the one I think they have it in more sizes at john lewis

I liked that one too.

TheEmpressWears Sun 29-Oct-17 10:18:23

I've just seen 'my' jumpsuit on an rte presenter (not known in the UK) but she's talking about being 6 months pregnant. confused
It's lovely though. Can't wait for it to arrive. Must go on a diet. Ordered the ten and now I'm thinking what is whistles sizing like. Never owned a Whistles item of clothing before. Better avoid the hallowe'en sweets and go straight to pre-x-mas diet!

Did you get a jumpsuit OP?

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, watch threads, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now »

Already registered? Log in with: