What She Wears: To John Lewis

July 17, 2011

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What She Wears: To John Lewis

Pictured left to right: French Connection jumpsuits, WhatSheWears outside John Lewis, Oxford St. London

I thought I was being quite good this year and had avoided the sales and gotten this far without buying anything.

But when I was invited to London last week with John Lewis, I fell in love with a navy jumpsuit from the Whistles new season collection (£195), which alas did not look good on me AT ALL.

I’ve been looking for a navy jumpsuit for months now, ever since I saw Lorraine Keane wear an Alexander McQueen one.  I’d found and tried on lots of them since and had resigned myself to the fact that jumpsuits just don’t suit shorties – the proportions are all wrong for my short torso, and they can sometimes give you a camel toe around the crotch – not a good look I think we can all agree!

But luckily on the same floor as Whistles, there was a French Connection (and countless other concessions such as Oasis, Mango and 7forallmankind) where I spotted these jumpsuits (pictured left).

The one on the left is navy blue, made from jersey material, is super flattering on (it nips me in at the waist and yet is not too tight around my hips and has a harem style bottom half without being too MC Hammer). The clincher was the sale price – £85 reduced to £21.  I can’t resist a bargain, so I bought two of them – one in navy blue and black.  The silver one on the right is made of crepe material (was £125 now £49) I left behind – going from having no jumpsuits to owning three would’ve taken the trend a tad too far.

In need of a refreshing change from dresses, I’m thinking of wearing them for an upcoming wedding and/or the races, accessorising them all the way.

Have you picked up any sales bargains this summer?

P.S More about the rest of the  John Lewis press trip here

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8 Responses to “What She Wears: To John Lewis”

  1. sam Says:

    Love the jumpsuits, will make a fab alternative for the races/ a wedding. Have picked up some gorgeous little peter pan collar blouses and some lovely shirts in the topshop sale, but must take a peek into French Connection now! Is the necklace your wearing on the right from pennys? Looks exactly like one I had but sadly broke recently :(

  2. A.B. London Says:

    I got the navy French Connection one too! Never worn one before so am looking forward to the wearing this interesting alternative to a few events!

  3. Annemarie Says:

    Hi Sam, oh the Peter Pan collared blouses sound fab, I love that style (ive written about it often enough God knows!). Yes the bib necklace is Penneys circa 2009!

  4. Annemarie Says:

    AB London, it will look great on you – just don’t forget the heels to wear with it, that’s the key I reckon

  5. Siobhan Delaney Says:

    I looked out for the navy jumpsuit online but no sign.. Might just have to take a trip from the Sunny South East up to the big smoke for a bargain hunt!

  6. Annemarie Says:

    Ring Fconnection before you travel to see if they have them, mine were sale items +UK …to be sure to be sure!


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