I wore a jumpsuit.
Something I never thought I would ever write here. Something I thought I’d never wear.
Proves that you should never say never, I say.
Sometimes it’s not the fashion trend you should be afraid of but more who’s designing that trend.
Let me paint the picture.
Sacha Drake and I go way back.
Well about a decade …
If you’re a regular here then you already know that. If you’re not, my first interview with Sacha was back in my journo days. That interview gave me an insight into how she designs her garments to fit and flatter, working with both the fall of a fabric and patterning based on both a size 10 and a size 14 shape.
That knowledge explained a lot to me. And it’s helped me understand every day I’ve worn a Sacha Drake garment since just why it works on my shape.
So, when Sacha and I met just before my book launched and I got to “play” and try some designs from her latest collection, I was far from surprised that one of those garments – the Solange jumpsuit – not only worked for me but has been immediately elevated to favourite garment status.
Let me tell you just how comfortable this jumpsuit is to wear.
Think luxe onesie.
Forget soft pants. This is a soft OUTFIT.
Tickety tick, tick, I say.
The jersey is the softest of jerseys, the fabric drapes just so and you can adjust how you wear it as simply as adjusting where you place the belt.
I love a hip tie but I’m happy to trot out a high waist tie with this particular design because of the fabric drape. I need a drape that skims, not clings over my hips.
I decided to wear it for my Brisbane book launch with a white Mela Purdie jacket and Salita Matthews necklace (from Zambezee Boutique). That monochrome trend is here to stay and I’m very happy about that.
It’s a crisp, classic combination that can take you so many places. It helps to take a black outfit into spring and beyond.
Here I am with the designer herself (you can check out more photos taken by Joseph Byford at my Brisbane launch here).
Would you, could you wear a jumpsuit?
* These garments were gifted to me. ** This accessory is on loan (but may very well become my next Salita purchase).