This post is in collaboration with Femme Luxe Finery and all items featured in this post were gifted.
Summer’s officially here and Miss Rona is still out there roaming, but that hasn’t stopped me from needing a brand new summer wardrobe to accommodate the warmer weather even if we’re only blessed with one day of sun every few weeks.
Today I am absolutely thrilled to, once again, be working with the folks over at Femme Luxe. I teamed up with them not too long ago to feature some of their loungewear which I loved so now we’re taking a look at some of their playsuits and jumpsuits that are just perfect for the summer months.
White Utility Contrast Stitch Playsuit – Taylor, £25.99 (Originally £51.98)
*The white variation that I’m wearing of the ‘Taylor’ playsuit is currently out of stock so I’ve linked the black one instead
I’ll start by confessing that I am a huge fan of utility playsuits so I was delighted to be able to add this cute number to my collection. Much like Safiya Nygaard, I have a penchant for darker items of clothing, but it was a rather nice change to sport some bright white for once. Even if it did give me Wimbledon vibes.
As with most of the items from Femme Luxe, the material is quite thin which works to an advantage for this playsuit as it makes it quite breathable for the summer heat (should we ever get any). It features a neon green contrast stitch detail around the pockets and edges which I’m still indecisive about. Also, while I’ve neglected to showcase it in these photos, it did come with one of those ‘seat belt buckle’ style belts. Personally, it just isn’t a trend I’m into so the belt here is my own, but Femme Luxe does provide you with one and you can see it in the black playsuit listing.
While I do think this playsuit is absolutely gorgeous, my main ongoing qualm with Femme Luxe’s products is the inconsistent sizing. As I mentioned in my loungewear post, they don’t cater to a huge range of sizes and the smallest they do is a UK Size 6 and that isn’t a usually a massive problem, but, in this case, it meant that the sewing machine did have to be fired up again in order to make some vital adjustments as I’m a UK Size 4.
Rather bizarrely, the bottom of the playsuit fits really snug. Like really snug. Now, I don’t have the perkiest derriere in the blogging game, but even I felt a little self-conscious and exposed as I maneuvered myself around the garden. Yet, the top of the playsuit was far too loose! I have a rather naturally petite frame so nothing is ever fully figure hugging unless it’s a size too small so I usually go in with the expectation of things sitting a bit loose, but the proportions of this playsuit baffle me. The fit for the shoulders is weirdly too broad and ended up making the front of the playsuit bloated and bumpy, but the tightness of the bottom made sure my waist and booty were snatched. I’d probably need one of those Instagram model Facetune bodies IRL in order to make this one work.
Aside from the strange sizing hiccup of the ‘Taylor’ playsuit, it is something I’d wear casually nevertheless.
I paired Femme Luxe’s ‘Taylor’ playsuit with the one pair of trainers I actually own just to show everyone on the amateur tennis team that I am coming for the crown once Corona has officially retired to the depths of hell where it belongs. I’m sure I’ll give the ‘Taylor’ playsuit a little whirl on the tennis courts because if I’m going to fail and humiliate myself, I at least want to look fashionable while doing so.
Pink Utility Cargo Zip Up Playsuit – Ena, £16.99 (Originally £41.98)
This one made an early debut on Instagram weeks ago because I was just so in love with it. In fact, there’s actually going to be a lot of photos of the ‘Ena’ cargo playsuit purely because of how much I adore it. This is a prime example that when Femme Luxe manages to get it right, the results are sheer perfection. I paired this one with my favourite pair of leather boots because I’m extra af and this is probably how I’d wear it out if we weren’t still in semi-lockdown.
This is also a UK Size 6 and I had very minimal issues with the fit of this one. The top was just the right fit and the bottom didn’t expose nearly as much as the previous playsuit did. This one features a ring zip up front for when you want to ho it up and get the girls aka the cleavage out and the adjustable straps were a much needed godsend!
It’s certainly the kind of garment that I would wear out and about and one that will be accompanying me on my summer holiday… when it eventually happens. I will say that it’s a very bright and loud Barbie pink so if you’re looking for something a bit more subdued and subtle it might be worth checking out Femme Luxe’s other pink playsuits.
Again, this one also comes with its own belt that I haven’t shown in these photos, but you can see it on the listing. The belt for this one is made of the same pink fabric as the playsuit, but the fastening continues to cash in on the car fashion trend(?) as the clip was car seat-esque. I found it cute, but I prefer a more secure belt.
Black Strappy Wide Leg Jumpsuit – Mazie, £12.99 (Originally £31.98)
This one was a rogue choice since I stand at 5ft and full-length jumpsuits are always going to be a gamble. Alas, because Femme Luxe sadly don’t necessarily cater to those of us who are in the petite and vertically challenged category, I rolled the dice and partially lost on this one. When I tell you it was long, I mean it was l o n g. On me, the jumpsuit’s legs looked like they were more suited for Slenderman. But with a bit of cutting and sewing worthy of The Great British Sewing Bee crown, we finally had a jumpsuit that I could walk in!
Even though it’s advertised as ‘going out’ attire, I’ve actually been wearing the ‘Mazie’ jumpsuit quite a bit while lounging and doing work at home and I’m surprised by just how comfortable it is. The material is soft and sleek and sits nicely so it accentuates your figure subtly. I won’t lie, I wasn’t sure about the jumpsuit’s A-symmetric, sloping neckline at first, but after a few wears, it has really grown on me and gives what is a rather classic black jumpsuit a certain quirky edge.
I found Femme Luxe’s ‘Mazie’ jumpsuit to be incredibly versatile. Like I said, I’ve been wearing it mostly around the house. Primarily, because we’re still not entirely safe to venture to pastures afar. Although, if you are, please wear a mask! However, I’ve styled it in varying ways to test its fashion potential. In the top photo, I’ve paired it with a pair of heeled boots because I wanted to embody my inner undercover assassin (I basically wanted to be Villanelle) and in the bottom two, I’ve opted for the infamous Tinder Travels beige wedges for more a casual, less murderess vibe. You can shop Femme Luxe’s full black jumpsuit collection here.
I feel like after some minor adjustments with each one (and this is largely down to me being small and tiny), Femme Luxe’s jumpsuits and playsuits have so much style promise. They’re all incredibly wearable and durable for adventures in the summer sun whether you’re in St Tropez or your back garden.