OOTD: I never wear playsuits

Ark playsuit covered in red flowers.
Playsuit – Ark, Shoes – Office

You might think this photo is quite glam, but there’s nothing glam about playsuits; nothing at all. Do you know how hard it is to pee in a playsuit? To pee after extensive pre-drinks and practically have to undress yourself in the loo?

This is why I never* wear playsuits.

*Ok I did, this one time. Every now and again I get the chance to reunite with the gals I lived with during university. I love them all to bits and we always have the best nights out ever. Since graduating, we’ve each moved on to pastures new and unfortunately we all live apart. Like a bad break up, we just can’t give each other up. It was time for a reunion so I packed up my glad rags and hopped on a train to Carlisle, to hang out with them after 4 months without each other. With that said, I wanted a killer outfit to mark the occasion. Why I chose a playsuit I will never know…

I have got to admit, I do love the sleeves. I think that’s what sucked me in to this glorified onesie trap. You need something that covers you up a little bit in Carlisle. Fair enough my legs were out but when you’re walking down Botchergate and it’s below freezing, you start to thank the heavens you at least tried to keep warm. Also, the sleeves get you bonus points if you forget to shave or tan your armpits properly. (See I told you gals nights out aren’t as glam as you think!)

Up close OOTD shot so that you can take a closer look at my NYX lipstick and how I paired it with the flowers on my playsuit.

I paired this look with my new NYX Liquid Sued lippy which is an absolute dream. I rarely wear lippy, but these matte finish magic wands have become my go-to look since I first invested. It’s a bit of a jump to go from no lippy to vibrant colour and I was a bit worried. I don’t have the nicest smile ever so I don’t like to draw attention to it! Then again, who can resist a good matte lip?

Trying to bust a move in this playsuit was troublesome at best. Now, I’m not the most graceful anyway but this definitely made things more difficult. I was caged. My dance moves were mummified in cheap, highly flammable material. Even raising my arms in the air bought the whole playsuit up with them. Imagine this after I discovered the bar we were in had a Mean Girls inspired You Go Glen Coco drink. I had a few and all I wanted to do was boogie, but this gosh darn suit wouldn’t let me!

Alas, I don’t think I’ll be wearing this piece again soon. Not unless I’m somewhere that requires me to stand completely still all day. I’ve seen a few jumpsuits that I might try when the weather picks up. Perhaps it could be like some form of ‘playsuit-to-jumpsuit-graduation’. Yes, that’s exactly how I’ll justify my next purchase!

I’ve possibly put you off playsuits for life, but if you fancy braving the idea here are a few I think you’re going to love:

Have you ever experienced a playsuit drama?

26 thoughts on “OOTD: I never wear playsuits

    1. They are a bit of a nightmare aren’t they!? I guess you just have to get used to them. I saw your OOTD shoot, you look incredible :)!

  1. Well being a ‘larger’ lady and old as the hills this one won’t be for me. I like the lacey sleeves though.
    I wore a jumpsuit (a very glamourous one!) to my son’s wedding and can feel your pain with the slipping out of it when you need to pee!

    1. Ooo Jade I’d definitely recommend the lippy! Many not the playsuit though ;)! I think NYX also do a range called Liquid Lingerie which is supposed to be similar, but I just can’t get my hands on it! Every weekend I pop into Boots the stand has been ransacked by everyone :(.

  2. I ADORE playsuits, but like you say, they can be such a pain! It’s one of those things you have to weigh up I think though as you can get such pretty ones. Just like this one!

    Musings & More

  3. I physically can’t wear playsuits because I’m a pear shape and can’t find one that fits me on the bottom, but isn’t then saggy on the top…

  4. You look gorgeous in the playsuit, but I bet having to practically fully undress in a bathroom stall is not so much fun. Either way, I love playsuits, but not too sure about how they would flatter plus sizes. Either way, you look fab!

  5. Oh hello! That second photo is super-sultry 😉 I love it.
    Playsuits are an absolute nightmare though, I totally agree.


  6. This looks great and perfect for summer! Although i do often wonder how i would manage to the loo situation after a few too many vines lol. Love the look

  7. Wow! That playsuit is so perfect! You look stunning in it! I love playsuits and I do agree, there’s nothing glamourous about it especially when you need a pee haha. Those other playsuits that you suggested are so pretty too! xx


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