The return of the one-piece
It's official, the 'one-piece' is back and the good news is they suit everyone!
First of all, what is the difference between the two? Playsuits are cut to the knee and above in the style of shorts whereas jumpsuits are cut to the ankle in the style of trousers. The all-in-one aspect is flattering for all body shapes but when choosing yours be sure to stick to the same rules as you would when choosing your dresses and trousers. Try on and experiment with different colours, embellishment and straps. There are some stunning asymmetric playsuits that fall over one shoulder.
Opt for jumpsuits with a kick flare or bootleg if you're top heavy to help balance you out. Choose a neckline that is open to show off your decollete and flatter your cleavage, as opposed to either swamping it in a high-neck or showing too much with a plunging neckline. If you're athletic and narrow-shaped, jumpsuits that taper to the ankle and offer a drawstring, tailoring or darts at the waistline will add shape and look great on you. Moving into autumn/winter, jumpsuits will still be a firm favourite, so invest now!
If you love your pins, show them off in a playsuit - they're so much fun and comfortable! The one-piece is a casual summer essential that can be dressed up for the evening with heels and jewels. There are even styles that can be worn to the office - far less stuffy than a suit!
One-piece hot picks
Above, from left to right: if you're slim-hipped try this burgundy jumpsuit from Miss Selfridge £20, for the office grab this beautiful playsuit from Ted Baker £149 with ruched neck, be playful and pretty in this cute playsuit from New Look £19.99 and if you're curvy try this jumpsuit from Zara £29.99.