When I wrote about my go-to shops a couple of weeks ago I missed out a massive section. Playsuits! I LIVE in them over the summer. They’re comfier than jeans and more practical than a dress, and you don’t need to worry about whether this top goes with these bottoms, etc etc. Just grab and go.

I’ve not yet ventured into the world of jumpsuits but I’m sure it’s just a matter of time. I have a friend who always wears them to weddings/nights out and she always looks effortlessly chic and put together.

The type of playsuit which I am always drawn to are the bandeau shape. However after researching for this post I’ve found a couple more styles which I’m up for giving a whirl…

1. The Beachy Playsuit

Let’s start with my favourite of the lot. This beach-ready playsuit from Hush. It’s got the signature pretty Hush print, and knowing Hush, it’ll be excellent quality too. *Gets straight on a train to Birmingham city centre to try it on at the Hush concession in John Lewis*

2. The Versatile Jumpsuit

This is why I love Asos. Flattering, versatile and practical jumpsuits for twenty quid. Worn under a smart blazer, this one would make for perfect summer workwear. It’s also great for travelling in: wear under a shackett or cardie, and it’ll still look great for the journey home even if it’s been scrunched up in a suitcase for a week. And I’m not usually a fan of a ruffle but the frill at the top of this jumpsuit is not too frou-frou or fussy.

3. The Nautical Playsuit

My most worn summer item of all time (apart from my denim shorts) is a nautical navy-with-white-stripes playsuit. I nabbed it in a Zara sale absolutely yonks ago (there are pics of me in it on holiday in Miami pre-kids…that shows how old it is). I am tempted to treat myself to this Topshop one for when my Zara playsuit gives up the ghost.

4. The Denim Playsuit

I’m slightly obsessed with this little denim number from Asos. Again, it’s got a ruffle but it’s a subtle ruffle, and because it’s denim it’s not too girly.

5. The Show-Stopper Jumpsuit

This summer is ALL ABOUT the wide legged jumpsuit. The cut and hue of this Topshop one makes it a real head-turning-show-stopper but still manages to be versatile. Wear with a denim jacket to the pub and gold sliders to a low-key wedding.

6. The Floral Playsuit

Oasis do floral SO well. Because the floral print on this playsuit is pretty busy, team with simple sliders. I’ll take the cold-shoulder top version too please.

7. The Wear-With-A-Tee Jumpsuit

I would wear this jumpsuit on its own after dark, or with a white tee underneath during the day. If you’re a new mama, it’s also perfect for breastfeeding: if you feel it’s a little too low-cut then team with a cami and do the old one-up-one-down.

8. The Bardot Playsuit

Another super-versatile, super-practical yet super-stylish playsuit. It’s 100% cotton so will keep you cool, and it’s loose and flowy, but in a pretty, flattering way.

9. The Knot-Front Playsuit

I’m not sure what I love most about this playsuit…the chic shape, the unusual knot-front detail, or the fact that it’s under £16 in the sale NOW. Wear with statement gold bangles and oversized sunglasses.

10. The Open-Back Jumpsuit

How classy is this Warehouse jumpsuit? I love the subtly-sexy open back detail, the bow, and the fact that you could wear it with all number of shoe styles: from silver peep toes to blush pink sliders to leopard sandals.

So when it comes to jumpsuits/playsuits, you’ve probably gathered that I’m a playsuit girl through and through. Which do you wear? Either/neither/both? And as always, I would love to hear about your recent purchases…

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