Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Outfit: jumpsuit for joy

I can hardly believe this day has come... never in my wildest dreams did I ever think I'd own a jumpsuit! Not least one with palazzo pants style bottom! Off-the-peg jumpsuits aren't really the domain of the petite. There's just not a lot of fun in buying something knowing that you have to alter the body, legs, maybe sleeves... To be quite frank I never thought I'd own palazzo pants either. So how am I here wearing both? Courtesy of the custom-made wonder of eShakti!

Not only can you perfectly tailor something to your height and bodyshape, you can also alter the design. Which is exactly what I did here. The original jumpsuit has full-length sleeves and ankle-length trousers. But when I saw it, I immediately started thinking how vintage inspired this would look if the legs were longer and the sleeves were different. So, I ticked the box that said the legs would be full-length with 3" heels and the elbow-length sleeve box. After plugging in various measurements, like my height, some body measurements and a vaguer one about my arms being 'short', off my order went.

And when it turned up it was love at first sight! I admit, I thought I was really putting the custom-made thing through its paces with a petite jumpsuit where I'd made big alterations to the design. I didn't even enter my leg measurement, so I had no idea how they were going to work out my leg length from my height. But somehow, they did! It's a perfect fit. It's also one of the most comfortable things I've ever owned. It's made of a soft, stretchy jersey-type fabric and it was both warm and able to hold its own against a big Sunday roast.

I am so thrilled to own my first and only jumpsuit and it's all thanks to the beauty of custom-made clothing and eShakti's brilliant service! While this is a review sample, the service really is very affordable for a tailor-made option. I just wish I had a reason to own 10 jumpsuits...

By the way, the lighting in these photos isn't perfect, the fabric is definitely all one colour!

eShakti custom made vintage style jumpsuit review

eShakti custom made vintage style jumpsuit review

eShakti custom made vintage style jumpsuit review

eShakti custom made vintage style jumpsuit review

eShakti custom made vintage style jumpsuit review

eShakti custom made vintage style jumpsuit review

eShakti custom made vintage style jumpsuit review

eShakti custom made vintage style jumpsuit review

eShakti custom made vintage style jumpsuit review
Headscarf: Next (old)
Jumpsuit & belt: c/o eShakti
Bangle: gift
Bag: c/o Sourpuss (similar)
Shoes: Miss L Fire (last year's)


Have big legs on trousers, will do stupid poses...



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8 comments:

  1. Wow! What a different look for you! I am digging it! This jumpsuit totally looks like a long dress at first - I love the shots of you kicking out a leg. So fun!

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    1. Thank you :D And yeah, it looks so much like a long dress that's why I had to kick a leg out!!

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  2. Well this is quite a surprise! I adore this jumpsuit on you!! It's quite different for you also to be in such a block of dark colour. It totally works though, this is really chic. The trousers are so wide, it even looks like a maxi dress in some pictures. Well done eshakti, they nailed it xx

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  3. Well I have always said that jumpsuits are the best haven't I :P I'm glad you finally have one of your own, I hope we see more in the future too! A jumpsuit in jersey is a brilliant idea, I don't understand why this isn't a standard fabric choice for jumpsuits but it definitely should be.

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  4. That is amazing! It's so hard to find a properly fitting jumpsuit, whatever size or shape you are (I mean, seriously, who are they being made for?), and this one suits you to a tee. I really love the customization options for eShakti, and they do some really excellent work with it. I think you made some great choices in terms of the customization - this definitely gives me that 1930s/40s vibe.

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  5. OMG I'm so happy for you!!! This is a stunning jumpsuit and it also looks perfect for Autumn/Winter. You look absolutely stunning x

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  6. Yay! The jumpsuit of your dreams! I knew you would find it one day!! And it really is perfect!

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  7. Yay! The jumpsuit of your dreams! I knew you would find it one day!! And it really is perfect!

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