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Mid 40s and I want a jumpsuit - am I mad?

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Growingboys Sat 27-Jun-20 22:38:49

I have an urge for one that has nearly overcome me tonight. Was even scoping out one for 250 quid on Me & Em.

Am I mad? DH who is lovely and kind and quite good at choosing me nice clothes eg for Christmas said god no when I said shall I get one. But I still think I want one.

I am size 12 and 5ft 6. Slim but no waist so I need one with some sort of waist- belt or elasticated or something. Was thinking maybe in dark denim.

Anyone got any suggestions to tempt me away from remortgaging for the Me & Em one?

Or would I look too try hard/Top Gun not in a good way?

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Shmithecat2 Sat 27-Jun-20 22:40:31

Go for it! I'm 45, a 12-14 on a good day and 6'2 and I LOVE a good jumpsuit. You have to be careful that it doesn't resemble a boiler suit though - not a good look.

JosephineDeBeauharnais Sat 27-Jun-20 22:41:03

I’m 57 and live in them.

Shmithecat2 Sat 27-Jun-20 22:42:30

Never heard of Me and Em until now. Niiiiccceeee 👍😁😁😁😁

MerryGoRoundBrain Sat 27-Jun-20 22:45:04

I love a jumpsuit!!! Approaching forties, I believed I was too old for them until last year. I ordered a cheap one from boohoo just to see how I felt in it. I LOVED it. I have a few now, my favourite ones are from Long Tall Sally (I’m nearly 6ft tall). I just have to be careful with styles because I am apple shaped and also have massive boobs.
I’d say go for it!!!

Ernieshere Sat 27-Jun-20 22:45:29

All I can say as 5ft 7" & a size 12, I looked liked a fat Elvis in a denim one, well that and a cross between Daffyd from little britain.

So now I'm veering towards these sleeveless types -

MerryGoRoundBrain Sat 27-Jun-20 22:47:31

OP have a look at Anthropologie and Reiss, they have some nice ones in just now.

PersonaNonGarter Sat 27-Jun-20 22:55:17

I am mid forties and have just counted 5 jumpsuits, a pair of dungarees and a playsuit in my wardrobe. Pretty sure I look banging in all of them grin.

FWIW, don’t think denim is entry level jumpsuit wear. For a first jumpsuit I’d go a teeny bit more dressy - not much but just enough. Denim can go from Jumpsuit to Boilersuit with one poor mascara smudge.

MissFritton65 Sun 28-Jun-20 00:08:26

I'm 55 size 12 and 5'6" and have over 20 jumpsuits! ( I have a very extensive wardrobe grin grin) I love them although must admit don't have one resembling a demon boiler suit! I think they are a really great wardrobe staple as can be formal, I have a couple of Marella and Joseph Ribkoff ones, to casual ones from Uniqlo.
I think you should try one!

MissFritton65 Sun 28-Jun-20 00:09:19

shock demin not demon!!

BobbyGentry Sun 28-Jun-20 02:53:22

Recommended here (MN) but Lucy & Yak oversized cotton boiler suit turned out to be a good buy

Patsypie Sun 28-Jun-20 03:49:22

Go for it! I wish I was slim enough to wear one!

StarlightLady Sun 28-Jun-20 04:13:08

OP, you are not mad. But it’s cold when you go for a wee in the winter and you have to almost totally undress.

prolefeed Sun 28-Jun-20 04:26:11

Omg 😂 I would look like an elderly slightly deflated beach ball 😂

OhWhatFuckeryIsThisNow Sun 28-Jun-20 04:28:44

I’m 60, short and fat and bought one in a rush of crazy.if I was size12 and tall, I’d not even question it. (The weeing is going to be Problematic mind)

Moonshinemisses Sun 28-Jun-20 05:12:24

I love a jumpsuit, one 'n' done. I'm mid 40's I live in them. Some other posters are right though they're a bugger when you for a pee.

WingBingo Sun 28-Jun-20 08:53:35

I love jumpsuits, started collecting them last summer.

I have 8 so far.

BernardBlackMissesLangCleg Sun 28-Jun-20 09:06:40

i bloomin love the way jumpsuits and playsuits look, but i really object to the idea of having to get undressed to have a wee, so have resisted so far. it just seems to make them a fundamentally impractical item of clothing for me

fizzpopbang123 Sun 28-Jun-20 09:34:35

I actually like the looser boiler suit look, without a waist, or a looser waist at least.. Open low with a vest top or t shirt underneath, rolled up a little at the ankle with birkenstocks or similar chunky sandal or hi tops.

Alyson Walsh hits the tone brilliantly I think:

I also don't really get the toilet issue, sure it's a little more tricky, but I just catch the sleeves on the way down and wrap or tie them round the waist so the top half folds into the trousers and they don't fall on the floor. I also go to the toilet in private, so sitting in my bra isn't really a big deal for me.

TheTeaFairy Sun 28-Jun-20 10:49:40

I have one from Marazul - linen, super
comfy and practical. smile

Zinnia Sun 28-Jun-20 11:01:14

I'm 47, 5'9, size 12-14, and have 15 (!) jumpsuits ranging from a denim boilersuit, to the almost all Cos ones for work, to black tie-worthy ones. They are completely normal now - I felt pretty daring wearing my first one about a decade ago but they're just another garment. Going to the loo is more of a pain in some styles than others (I'm looking at you, Zara, and your impossibly fiddly teeny tiny buttons).

It's like anything else, trial and error. The style of the top half that suits you will be the same as the style of top that normally suits you. Ditto the bottom half. Sometimes I can get away without a tie belt, sometimes I can't. Some tie belts look woeful on me.

I love them, there are so many styles out there, I wouldn't think twice about it. As @fizzpopbang123 says, Alyson Walsh is brilliant on the power of a good jumpsuit.

Favourite hunting grounds: Anthropologie/ Whistles (as per PPs), Cos, Toast for boiler styles/linen (in the sales!), Hush do a good range and I've got some cracking ones from, randomly for me, Topshop Boutique and Asos. Monki also very strong on jumpsuitery.

GemmeFatale Sun 28-Jun-20 11:11:39

Late 30’s and the only reason I’m not living I’m my playsuit right now is I can’t breastfeed In it.

dgirluk Sun 28-Jun-20 11:14:17

Do it! I bought one from Mint Velvet. I haven't managed to wear it as it feels a bit nice to wear just working from home, but I love it. Have also bought dungarees (Fat Face) and I'm mid 40s. Love them both smile

Bubbletrouble43 Sun 28-Jun-20 11:17:08

I'm 45 and own about 5 jumpsuits. About 5'3 and size 12. I've been called the jumpsuit Queen 😀 I've got to the point where I don't care what others think, including my dp

MoltonSilver Sun 28-Jun-20 12:55:09

Not mad at all. I ordered one on a whim recently. Expectations were low but I love it.

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