Thursday, April 26, 2012

Sky Blue Playful Playsuit

Hi everyone! Happy Thursday! Hope you all had a great ANZAC day and are now ready to power through the rest of the week. I have always loved a good pair of shorts for many reasons, so when the playsuits resurged into mainstream fashion a number of years ago, I did not hesitate to purchase a pair. I think they are just so much fun to wear, super versatile for either formal or informal events, and they introduce a different dimension of chic and sophistication by giving you a continuous and streamlined profile.

The playsuit is typically a shorter version of the jumpsuit (tops joining with pants) that was popular in the 1970s. By shorter version, I meant shorts rather than pants. The jumpsuit was originally known as the utilitarian one-piece garment used by parachuters/skydivers. This simple garment was designed to insulate the body from the cold in high altitudes. Today, the jumpsuit continues to be the functional attire for many industries, particularly the sporting industry. The fashion industry also saw potential in the jumpsuit and has since evolved this once bulky and protective-oriented garment to become a more polished work of art. 

The playsuit is usually made from silky fabrics (more suitable for evening wear), or a jersey material (for casual warm day wearing). Despite what some may think, playsuits and jumpsuits are actually both very accommodating to the general population and not just made for models that are 6 feet tall. With so many varieties of both types of garments out there, it is easy to find something that will suit you. Choose the playsuit for a more fun, carefree and flirty look or elongate your body with a dark coloured jumpsuit (preferably made out of silk to create a sexy and elegant look). 
In case you are wondering what you can pair with either a playsuit or a jumpsuit, here is the beauty of it, you don't need to worry about it! This little baby is a statement piece, so wear it proud and let it shine. Unless you are super tall, to finish the look, I would definitely recommend a killer pair of heels to go with your playsuit or jumpsuit. This is particularly important if you are choosing to wear a jumpsuit. It's remarkable what that extra bit of elevation in height can do for your entire silhouette. I also like to look for details such as a pussy bow that ties around the neck to add a touch of femininity. Since playsuits and jumpsuits are relatively simple garments, feel free to add some complementary colourful accessories.

In my humble opinion, I think playsuits are casual and whimsical, while a fantastic jumpsuit is sophisticated and sexy. Although I have yet to experiment with jumpsuits, I can't wait to find that right pair! For the time being, I am absolutely loving my playsuit, it makes that bright sunny day just that much better!
Playsuit: Asos (also love this and this);
Necklace: Stella & Dot;
Bangle: FCUK (white), Kookai (gold, similar);
Ring: Mouche (similar);
Shoes: Oscar de la Renta (also love this)

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