Sunday, 18 November 2012

Jump around

And we're back. Uncharacteristically I have a couple of social engagements coming up over the next months and while I like shopping, party frocks are really not my thing.

So I have gone in a different direction, a jumpsuit shaped one. Thanks to the writers of the excellent blog The Women's Room I spotted this intriguing model from Phase Eight, not somewhere that had been on my radar before.

I've always loved wrap tops, especially ones with proper sashes that you can pull around yourself and the sleeves are perfect. So I trekked along to my local branch and tried it on. Results below.

What do you think? I know the legs are miles too long but that aside I love it. For starters it is sooo comfy and those wide legs and unbroken line put me in mind of the kind of effortless glamour of 30's movies. In my head wearing this I am in company with Katherine Hepburn and Carole Lombard.

There will be challenges ahead with this. I wore very different types of jumpsuits and dungarees back in the 1980's and remember the frozen shoulders that resulted from every toilet trip. The combination of that and control pants could be a logistical nightmare but I'm willing to give it a go.

And in terms of fashion lessons its good to mix things up, try something new. Instead of an evening jumpsuit it could be a different trouser shape, a new colour or texture.


Sadie said...

It looks fabulous! I'm afraid that I would be put off by the memory of trying to go to the loo in dungarees in my youth, but if you feel equal to that then why not?

That's Not My Age said...

I think it's lovely and a more modern choice than a Little Black Dress.