What I am wearing / The jumpsuit experiment

16.3.09

I hadn't worn a jumpsuit since I was 10 years old, and I am starting to regret it. The jumpsuit is possibly the best invention since cupcakes and non-padded bras. It has all the advantages of the dress (slip it on, no need to think about a whole outfit) and none of the disadvantages (be careful how you sit, don't show too much cleavage if you show legs etc). In other words, it is perfect for me, as I like dancing around like a loon when I am out, and often find myself in tricky dress situations as I like very short dresses (some of my dresses, I can't actually raise my arms in as it means I show my bum).

Jumpsuit

I bought this vintage jumpsuit last week. I have to say it was a very difficult item to buy on my own. Normally I prefer shopping alone, but this time I could have done with some trusted company. I originally went hunting for high waisted peg leg trousers, but couldn't find any, so I went to have a look in Beyond Retro and this jumpsuit caught my attention straight away. It is made of a really soft crepe and has a satin collar. The size is perfect as well, which is lucky with anything vintage. Generally I see a dress and it is either too big or too small. I wasn't 100% convinced I could pull it off when I tried it on, and couldn't ask anyone, but I remembered how I let that Diane Von Furstenberg jumpsuit escape last time, so I was determined to buy this one.

Jumpsuit

I wore it out on Friday night to a friend's birthday and I have to say the operation jumpsuit was a big success. Everyone complimented me, which made me feel confident about that look. There is something really empowering about wearing a jumpsuit, I don't know why that is. I do know I sound like I am completely up my own a** when I write things like this, but am not sure how else I can explain the feeling.

Owl Brooches
Jumpsuit - Beyond Retro
Jacket - Thrifted
Headband - Pretty Good Things
Wooden owl - Princess Tina
Fabric owl - Hanna Waldron

I felt that the satin collar made the jumpsuit a bit too formal so I tried to add a bit of whimsy to it with my new favourite headband and some owl brooches.


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