Apart from being annoying when you're desperate for the loo, these are the reasons to have one in your wardrobe:
- They are a ready made outfit
- They can be the answer to transitional dressing between seasons
- Versatility - they can be thrown on at the weekend with a chunky cardigan and sneakers, dressed up with some court shoes for work or add statement jewellery and some strappy sandals for an evening out
- They make a welcome change from jeans
There are so many styles and shapes to choose from - think about which trouser shape is most flattering on you - cropped, skinny or wide - and try a similar one when jumpsuit shopping.
Here are some of my favourites:
First up is this striking tuxedo shape, a great alternative to the cocktail dress. Team this with a colourful clutch or shoes.
Cannes Tailored Jumpsuit, £450, L.K. Bennett
I had to feature a lace version, as this has been a major trend on the catwalks recently, and is a great option for a party. This one from Reiss really stands out with its lace panels, fitted bodice and wide trousers:
Orson Lace Pannelled Jumpsuit, Reiss, £245
This next one is so elegant it could also replace the little black dress. A timeless piece for any wardrobe, I would keep it simple with gold accessories and heels.
Strapless jumpsuit, £199, Invitation by Hobbs
This one below from Reiss ticks the boxes for the monochrome trend and I love the gorgeous snake print. Wear with a tailored jacket to tone it down and black platform court shoes.
Monica Print Jumpsuit, Reiss, £195
I think the next one from Baukjen might be my top pick out of all of them. So versatile, I could see myself wearing it to work with flat sandals and then swapping for heels and a statement necklace to go out afterwards:
Baukjen Elisa Jersey Jumpsuit, Baukjen, £99
The next one from Mint Velvet is my top choice of the relaxed, off duty jumpsuits on offer. I love the aztec print and it has an elasticated back section for added structure:
Liza Print Strappy Jumpsuit, £89
Jumpsuits with long sleeves tend to look more elegant and I absolutely LOVE this one below from Topshop. It looks so sleek and chic and it features the ubiquitous combination of navy and black.
Kimono Jumpsuit by Topshop Boutique, £90
I also love jumpsuits in a single block colour, like this pink one from Warehouse:
Warehouse Drape Front Jumpsuit £65
The jumpsuit below is perfect for work with its woven texture and unfussy style:
Warehouse Texture Print Jumpsuit £58
With the arrival of spring, floral jumpsuits are the latest style to land and this one below, from Topshop, is so pretty for the summer. Wear with a denim jacket thrown over.
Floral Print Jumpsuit, Topshop, £55
And another jumpsuit in a darker floral print, more suited to spring weather, with a chunky knit thrown over:
Floral Print Jumpsuit, £45, River Island
So will you be indulging in the jumpsuit trend? I am thinking about one for a 40th birthday party in a few months. Will report back!
Finishing with a very casual me, dropping off and picking up at school, trip to the supermarket and working from home:
Cardigan - Baukjen, SS12
Navy Tee - Whistles SS12
Jeans - Maison Scotch at Yard SS13
Grey Victoria Pumps from Yard
Back later in the week with some lovely Spring knitwear from Yard.