Ceri Roberts writes: Jumpsuits and playsuits have been celebrity favourites for a while now and they make a great alternative to a party dress.
Collectively known as onesies, they are more forgiving than catsuits and incredibly easy to wear – all you need is shoes and a bag and you’re ready to go.
Whether you’re looking for short and sweet, long and loose or a strapless or wrap style, there’s guaranteed to be a onesie that works for you.
Elle Goulding has chosen a silky, bandeau version – which is a perfect for a night out.
Notice how she’s kept her hair and make-up simple and added minimal accessories – piling on too many extras would only ruin the effect.
If you’re not a fan of the strapless look, then look for a V-neck style like Liz McClarnon’s instead.
This is a classic look that’s super-glam – wearing heels with those long, wide-leg trousers make her legs look like they go on forever.
You’ll find a great selection of styles at Florence & Fred at Tesco. This one is a great choice if you like to keep your arms covered – just ramp up the retro look by adding gold jewellery.
Printed designs are also having a fashion moment – but they can be more tricky to pull off.
Stella McCartney has been showing onesies for several seasons, so keep an eye out for for this one – from her SS12 collection – as it’s bound to make a red carpet appearance very soon.
The high neckline, cutaway detail and geometric print make a strong statement – and prove that wearing a onesie is the most fashion-forward way to work patterns and prints from head-to-toe.
Why not give it a try – and get two trends for the price of one by opting for a funky print?
Go glam with an animal print like Kourtney Kardashian – leopard print and snakeskin are both hot this season and are a good choice for parties.
If you’re looking for a day-to-night option, this apple print crepe jumpsuit from Oasis fits the bill. The retro style fits perfectly with this season’s Forties look, so add red lipstick and platform shoes for an outfit that’s great for work and play.
If you feel that you’d be swamped by a jumpsuit, look out for a playsuit instead.
Eva Longoria shows petite girls how to work the trend in this silky blue playsuit. It’s a great alternative to a short dress or hotpants – and much more fashion-tastic, too.