| Primark Bag |
| H&M Necklace |
Jumpsuits have always scared me. My slight fear seems to be intrinsically linked to a serious fashion faux pas as a child. Remember catsuits of the 90s/early 00s? The ugly older aunt of todays glamorous jumpsuits and flirty playsuits?
There was a school disco. I was about 9 or 10. There was a catsuit. It was high necked at the top, bootcut at the bottom, and deep, dark purple velvet.
Oh, and did I mention I was fat back then?
Yes. I was one of the fat kids in primary school. And I learnt the hard way that skintight, bootcut, high necked, purple velvet certainly is not flattering, pretty nor cute on a fat kid. I looked like a cheap round fuzzy Christmas bauble. And it has caused an aversion to all things all-in-one like.
…Until this beauty. When I tweeted about it my friend Joe came back at me saying it looked like a ninja suit. And when I first put it on, it actually did. And it still does, even with the accessories.
But that’s okay, because now I have a brilliantly chic outfit for the next fancy dress event I attend.
The silhouette of this jumpsuit drapes and skims over the body in 100% silk. With jewels and a beaded clutch, kitten-heel courts and S-wave curls, it can easily take a 40s siren turn.
At £90 from Topshop, it is a little bit pricey, but I haven’t worn it out and yet and not had at least one person come up and give me a compliment and ask where it is from (four times in 10 days… probably needs a wash now).
So if you want to feel like a silky sophisticated stylish ninja siren, invest.
I am no longer a cheap round fuzzy velvet bauble. I am a silk ninja.
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