For the love of a one piece …

For the love of a one piece …

For the past few seasons have seen the rise and rise of the one piece, whether its Next’s playful onsie pyjamas or a high-fashion jumpsuit worn by curvy girl Kristina Hendricks – we just can’t get away from the one piece.

Picture taken from the Daily Mail
Cream embossed star all-in-one from Next


But, if like me you have burgeoning hips, a long torso, or shapely thighs, then you may have shied away from this latest craze – I know I have!

Yet, I have been converted!

A fortnight ago I purchased a simple black jumpsuit with a bandeau top and a wide leg – I fell in love instantly.  Not only was the waist cinched like a pin up but the trousers were long enough for me to wear my trademark stonking heels!

ASOS Bandeau Jumpsuit with Wide Leg


I think this jumpsuit is one of the most versatile things I own.  Paired with a smart blazer and heels it’s great for work; come summer (as far away as that may be) it will ceaselessly chic with sandals and a oversized floppy hat.  I can even dress it up for nights out with a chunky belt, a gold chocker and flash of vixen red lipstick.

I love the jumpsuit so much that I rushed out and bought the playsuit version …

ASOS Tall Bandeau Playsuit
I wore this to work today with opaque tights, a long white blazer and skinny belt but it’s going to be great as a quick and easy cover up when I head off to Mauritius for some November sun.
Needless to say, I’ll be making the most of this jumpsuit craze – see below to get inspiration from my one piece edits!
At the office …
Team a simple jumpsuit in a classic shape with a sharply tailored blazer and a masculine watch!


Clockwise from top left: South Mix and Match Jacket from Very; ASOS Curve Exclusive Halterneck Jumpsuit from ASOS; Rose Gold Bracelet Watch from Oasis; Inspire Gold Triple Hoop Belt from New Look


Drinking cocktails with the girls … 
Pair lace details with killer heels and vibrant accessories worthy of the finest cocktail bar.
Clockwise from Left: Lace Top Playsuit from SimplyBe; Red Tab Front Crossbody Bag from Dorothy Perkins; Cut-Out Drop Earrings from Topshop; Red High Vamp Cut Out Platform Heels from New Look

A formal affair …

Go bold with a statement colour in a classic shape – keep the jewellery minimal and the heels high …
Clockwise from Left: Definitions Jersey Jumpsuit from Very; August Woods Rose Gold Collar Necklace from Argento; Glance Shoes from Kurt Geiger.
So, will you brave the jumpsuit trend?  Go on, give it a try!
C x



Charli is a simple country bumpkin with a passion for long country walks, wooly jumpers, velvet blazers, and luxurious lingerie.

Charli also loves gin!

Leave a comment

  1. Anonymous
    October 5, 2014 / 12:39 am

    Wow, when i saw what you were writing about i was a little sceptical but i love these on you. The first one especially. Rhi xx

  2. October 9, 2014 / 10:44 pm

    I think jumpsuits have so much staying power as far as trends go because they are so effortless. I like the three sets you created to demonstrate a variety of styling possibilities are so impactful. I really like the playsuit you bought. The color is so beautiful.


  3. October 10, 2014 / 6:58 am

    Thank you Sharon!

    Jumpsuits definitely have staying power and I'll certainly be considering another one come payday!

    The ASOS playsuit is wonderful – I'm off to Mauritius for a belated honeymoon next month and think it will be wonderful for wandering around markets on a hot evening!

    C x

  4. Anonymous
    November 1, 2014 / 4:00 pm

    I normally am dead set against jumpsuits as the ones I see just don't flatter, but you look so good in them that I'm seriously reconsidering my stance!


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