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Hello Daydreamers! Now that ‘dry January’ is well and truly over, it’s time to start thinking about Cosmos and Mojitos again (I recently tried a Mint Julep and was instantly impressed). Cocktails tend to be enjoyed after dark and always require a good outfit, don’t you think?

Evening wear often means embarking on a quest to find a new dress. Whether it’s a taffeta midi for a dinner party, a silk maxi for a summer wedding reception or a full gown for a black tie event, it’s easy to turn to the fail safe option of a new dress. Now, I’m a huge fan of the dress (one step, a quick zip and you’re ready to go) but sometimes I want a little bit more, you know? Sometimes I want something different, without stepping too far outside my comfort zone.

Let me introduce the wide leg jumpsuit.

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This particular jumpsuit is from Marks & Spencer a few years ago. The wide leg will never go out of style – it’s eternally elegant and wearable for all. You can’t see the jumpsuit in full, but it has 40s-esque shoulders and a modest V-neck, the waist accentuated by the wide leg. It’s still freezing in Scotland so, for warmth, I chose to wear a cropped fluffy jumper over the top instead of a go-to blazer or tux jacket. Teamed with matching gold cuffs, stacked platforms and a purple leopard clutch, it makes a nice alternative for evening wear and has a certain modern nonchalance about it.

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What do you think? Is the jumpsuit a nice alternative to the dress?

JKMC5725I’m Wearing: jumpsuit, Marks & Spencer; jumper, Coast; bag, Gina c/o Bicester Village; cuffs, M&Co; sunglasses, Tom Ford c/o Harvey Nichols Edinburgh; shoes, New Look.

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3 Comments

  1. Barbara Lindsay 16th February 2015 / 22:04

    Fabulous! Love the elegance and Tom Ford sunglasses finish off your ensemble beautifully.

  2. Kathleen Boath 17th February 2015 / 03:08

    Love this outfit. Looks trendy ! So glamerous x

  3. Christina Miller 21st February 2015 / 08:09

    I also love these Tom Ford sunglasses – very modern but a classic style. Thank you both.

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