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:

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  1. May 5, 2016 / 11:16 am

    I absolutely love that playsuit, you look fabulous – so glam!

  2. May 5, 2016 / 1:53 pm

    You look great but I love your honesty! I have to say I would never buy one 🙂

  3. May 5, 2016 / 8:31 pm

    I’m absolutely loving your playsuit, it’s so pretty and looks beautiful on you! What a gorgeous outfit 🙂 You look stunning my dear!

    I hope that you’re having a wonderful week so far 🙂

    El xxx


  4. May 5, 2016 / 9:08 pm

    I loove your hair, you look gorgeous! I’m the same with playsuits, they drive me a bit mad but they look awesome!

  5. May 6, 2016 / 12:40 pm

    You look incredible! I never really wear playsuits either but I just did an ootd on my blog wearing one too, I think now I wll be wearing them a lot more, I want one like this, it’s so pretty!

    Hayley-Eszti | http://www.hayleyeszti.com

    • Admin
      May 6, 2016 / 12:44 pm

      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 :)!

  6. May 6, 2016 / 12:56 pm

    So cute, and perfect for this sunny weather we are having!

  7. May 6, 2016 / 4:12 pm

    I must admit I don’t wear them as they never seem to suit me but these are gorgeous! I can see the issue with peeing though lol

  8. May 6, 2016 / 4:53 pm

    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!

  9. May 9, 2016 / 10:37 am

    I love a good play suit. This one is gorgeous and you look fab!

  10. May 9, 2016 / 10:54 am

    I think you look absolutely fabulous and definitely should be wearing playsuits x

  11. May 9, 2016 / 11:48 am

    That is such a gorgeous playsuit, it really suits you!

  12. May 9, 2016 / 11:57 am

    You really pull that playsuit off well it looks really nice. I’m now off to check out the lipstick too, not heard of it before and it looks really good! Thanks!

    • Admin
      May 9, 2016 / 12:02 pm

      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 :(.

  13. Emily
    May 9, 2016 / 1:45 pm

    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

  14. May 10, 2016 / 10:53 am

    You look smokin!!

  15. May 10, 2016 / 4:00 pm

    I love it and totally love this post – I’m the same with jumpsuits, you sit half naked on the toilet!!!

  16. May 13, 2016 / 4:36 pm

    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…

  17. May 13, 2016 / 4:58 pm

    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!

  18. Emilie
    May 17, 2016 / 12:33 pm

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


  19. May 17, 2016 / 2:03 pm

    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

  20. May 19, 2016 / 2:24 pm

    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


  21. May 22, 2016 / 5:07 pm

    Haha, I know the feeling. It’s super annoying that you basically have to take the whole outfit off just to go to the bathroom, but this playsuit looks super good on you! 🙂