For ages I have been banging on about wearing a jumpsuit to a 40th birthday party. A modern and stylish alternative to a little black dress, it is now a totally acceptable option for a wedding, ball or an evening event. Elegant and effortless, a smart jumpsuit is easy to throw on and so comfortable to wear.
A pair of heels and a great clutch are you all need for accessories - if the jumpsuit is a minimalist style with a simple V-neck, some classic jewellery can also look stunning. Don't make the mistake of piling on too many accessories as it could detract from the elegant look - the jumpsuit itself is a statement.
It was quite a mission to find the perfect one, but this one from Mint Velvet ticked all the boxes - crepe material, cap sleeves, cinched in at the waist with a mock wrap front.
And here I am about to go to the party of my oldest friend - I have literally known her all my life, we are second cousins as well. Such a special evening and an amazing party!
And here are some other evening jumpsuits that made the short list:
This is one is beautifully understated, but not for me as I wanted a V-neck:
Reiss Button Back Jumpsuit £195
This strapless one from Hobbs is stunning and currently reduced:
Hobbs Black Invitation Etoile Jumpsuit £99 from £199
I loved the drapey material of this one from Phase Eight (although I would not have worn it with the necklace):
Phase Eight Ellie Jumpsuit £69 from £99
A friend told me about this one, so chic and I love the subtle pattern:
Warehouse Jacquard Peg Jumpsuit £58
And a classic black version from Wallis with a flattering V-neck:
Wallis Black Jumpsuit £44 from £55
And Mango has this fab sleeveless version with a detachable necklace:
Mango Detacahable Necklace Jumpsuit £59.99
And a similar style to my Mint Velvet one, also in crepe, at an amazing price:
New Look Black Crepe Short Sleeve Wrap Front Jumpsuit £24.99
So would you wear a jumpsuit to an evening event instead of a dress? As always, I love to hear your thoughts...
My lovely friend pointed out to me that it's my 40th next! Well, its a few months away, but I do need to start thinking. If you have turned 40, how did you celebrate? Looking for inspiration and obviously I will have to find the perfect outfit(s).