The Alternative to the LBD

If you aren’t a dress girl or just want to wear something a bit different this year what about the jumpsuit? They can be less formal as a party option and a lot more comfortable than a dress, but equally there are options that would suit a more formal occasion too.

Here is my roundup of a few of the best ranging from reasonably priced to a final eye watering option:

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Starting with a lovely draped version that’s really forgiving. If you want to show off your waist add a sparkly belt. The second option is good as it is or you could make it more dressy with a diamante necklace and metallic shoes and bag. The third choice needs nothing added but you could choose a pair of sandals with beautiful red Christmassy toe and finger nails and a red clutch.

How to wear jumpsuits



The next three are a little more dressy. Echo the stud detail on the first option in the bag, add a bracelet and faux fur shrug for a glamorous party outfit. The send one combines embellishment and lace making it quite formal especially teamed with metallic accessories. I love this third option in deep blue with its tummy concealing chiffon covering with twinkly shoes, bag and bracelet it would be appropriate for even the most elegant event.

How to wear jumpsuit

My final choice is designer for those who have a larger budget; a beautifully cut jumpsuit and matching evening jacket. Add gold accessories and you will be the “Belle of the Ball” – simple but stunning if you have four figures to spend!



I’d like to try a jumpsuit this Christmas – would you?