In the world of fashion, there are few items as versatile, practical and comfortable as a jumpsuit or playsuit. The ideal everyday staple can be taken from day to night with ease, looking as good on a casual weekend picnic as an evening on the town.
However, while they do share some similarities, jumpsuits and playsuits are not the exact same. We're here to set the two apart to make sure your next purchase leaves you totally satisfied. Which one will you shop for next? Keep reading to learn more...
In terms of styling, a jumpsuit is an item of clothing that incorporates a top and trousers in one. The more structured leg on most jumpsuits helps them transition from the office to a dinner date in seconds with a simple swap of footwear! One of our most versatile styles is the Zinia Jumpsuit which can be dressed up with a nude heel and clutch or down with a woven bag and your fave pair of strappy sandals.
Looking for another reason to invest in one today? They're destined to become your go-to wardrobe pick due to their infinite number of applications. If you're building a capsule wardrobe, adding a neutral jumpsuit to the mix expands your possibilities by a landslide. Alternatively you can opt for a more statement style to add that something extra to your wardrobe. Whatever your preference not many pieces in your wardrobe can stay in constant use as the seasons change, but a jumpsuit is one of them, especially in a classic style like the Sophi Jumpsuit.
On the other hand, playsuits are a short sleeved top and shorts in one. The best part about playsuits? A playsuit might feel like loungewear but they certainly don’t look like it! Thanks to their popularity, it isn't hard to find a more structured playsuit that's just right for running errands, a day at the park, or a night out with friends. Playsuits are available in a range of fabrics, from rugged cotton to high-end silk. This is another item that can help round out your capsule wardrobe. Our absolute FAVE playsuit right now is the Hut Playsuit which features a more structured design but again can be easily dressed up or down dependant on the occasion.
While they do have distinguishable differences, jumpsuits and playsuits do have a few things in common. That is, they both act as a single piece of clothing, offer an easy & relaxed style, can be dressed up or down and both options specialise in cinching in your waist and defining your shape.
Not to mention, both were staples back in seventies and eighties! Like most fashion trends, everything old is new again and today's styles offer a fresh, modern twist on the classic look. Forget heavy sequins and velvet, today's styles are all about simple, breathable fabrics in muted solids and delicate florals that will stand the test of time.
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