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Dare I wear a jumpsuit?

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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? m.zara.com/uk/en/printed-bodysuit-with-lapel-collar-p08467171.html?v1=5161032&v2=663016

Or this?
m.zara.com/uk/en/printed-kimono-jumpsuit-p07987123.html?v1=4879113&v2=663016

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: www.tigerlillyquinn.com/search?q=jumpsuit

ASOS have nice ones. including glorious swoony blue www.asos.com/free-people/free-people-v-neck-wide-leg-jumpsuit-with-flared-sleeve/prd/8688945

Warehouse do decent ones.
www.warehouse.co.uk/gb/clothing/jumpsuits-and-playsuits

people tree do naice ones, as do baujken.
www.peopletree.co.uk/women/jumpsuits

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

NP!

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

www.johnlewis.com/people-tree-v-a-tulip-print-jumpsuit-multi/p3273881

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?

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