Jump To It – A Studio 8 Review

There are some clothing options that tend to put the fear of dread into the average big girl, it seems that jumpsuits would be one of these options. Many women out there tend to avoid wearing jumpsuits because there is a worry of having too much of an exposed belly, protruding muffin top or a rather visible camel toe! I can honestly see why the concerns are there with clothing items like these because when it comes to buying an all-in-one item as a larger lady, there are many things to be considered….

We all come in different shapes and sizes, heights and profiles. My personal concern whenever I buy an item like this is that I have plenty of room for my boobs, booty and stomach. It’s important for me to have plenty of comfort in the upper arm area also. As a 5’5 (165cm tall) woman I fit the average height but, many of my peers are on the taller side of things and this can make selecting an item like this a challenge! For those of us who enjoy a jumpsuit, buying one can make you feel like Goldilocks in search for the perfect bowl of porridge; we all want that one that is “just right”. There isn’t a woman alive who doesn’t want to feel fabulous in her clothes and anything that can impede that feeling of unquestionable confidence can result in a multitude of problems!
Ladies everywhere have reported on some jumpsuits being too long, too short, or that the rise is too high in the crotch. The general consensus is usually that there is something preventing the item from fitting perfectly!

Recently I was at a AW17 preview for the upcoming collections by Navabi and Studio 8. Every autumn and winter offering there are a series of dark coloured items to suit the party season and the colder days to come. Studio 8, a brand known for sophisticated style and high quality always have a variety of styles to offer and, one of the items on display was this Navy Claudia Jumpsuit. The rich colour and gold belt immediately caught my eye and I wanted to try it on! I have recently taken the view that I shouldn’t make assumptions when it comes to what may or may not suit me; I find that the best thing to do is to just be quiet, shut up and try on the item lol.

I was really impressed with the fit of this one, the length was perfect for me and I instantly knew that I could wear it with shoes or heels and, not have the hems of the trouser legs drag against the floor. I find that a lot of jumpsuits are made with really long legs that need to be hemmed. I love that there are discreet pockets with enough space for your phone, lippy and credit cards! The scoop neckline makes for a modest item that can be worn on a date night, at the office, to a party or any other event you might fancy. The wide set-elbow sleeves are extremely comfortable and for ladies like myself who have larger upper arms this is a really nice touch, I’m wearing this one in a size 24 and should note that it is true to size.
The gold belt is elasticated and makes for a really nice adornment, I actually have worn this jumpsuit with the belt unfastened at times. I find that it looks like 2 gold pins on either side of the waist band and can slightly switch up the look.

Those of us on a budget often find that multi-purpose items are must. When buying something of a slightly higher price point, they can serve as an investment item to last many years. Often I speak about how your clothing can change or enhance your mood and this item is definitely one that brings out a different side of my personality. I feel super sexy, elegant and womanly in this item even though I’m nearly covered from head to toe without a hint of cleavage! I find that I can feel sexy in many different items but, it’s not often that having everything covered bar my face and forearms can achieve this!

When I wear a deep navy or a black outfit I always go for a blood red lippy! I love how the red works against my complexion and as I tend to wear pinup, vintage style makeup this brings out that sassy, feminine side of my personality. I thought I’d go the extra mile and wear my red lip clutch bag to add a little more colour to the look. As the jumpsuit has that element of gold I thought I’d wear my gold hoop earrings and champagne heels from a previous collection by Hotter to finish things off!
For those of you looking for the perfect jumpsuit with great style and quality you have to check out the current range from Studio 8, this one is currently on sale too!

*This Jumpsuit Is A Gifted Item
Remember whatever you wear, feel fabulous in it and do it with a smile!
  1. Rachel says: 11th August 2017 5:27 pm

    Such an awesome post! I was attempting to find a jumpsuit just the other day and had no luck!

    • Mayah says: 14th August 2017 4:50 pm

      Thanks Rachel, I hope you had some luck in your quest, it’s not easy is it?! x

  2. Jade Bremner says: 11th August 2017 5:43 pm

    You look gorgeous in that jumpsuit. Must admit I won’t wear one for fear of camel toe plus if I need to pee I’d have to do a strip show lol honestly though you look amazing and the colour really suits you x

    • Mayah says: 14th August 2017 4:52 pm

      Hi Jade, thanks for the compliment that’s really sweet. I agree with you on the having to strip down thing, not always easy lol luckily us ladies are known for dragging a friend with us to the loo when we’re out who can help to unzip us lol. The camel toe thing can be a pain, just takes finding one with a non-clingy fabric! xx

  3. Rhian Westbury says: 11th August 2017 5:58 pm

    I tend to avoid jumpsuits as I don’t like the way they fit on me but you are rocking this one x

    • Mayah says: 14th August 2017 4:52 pm

      Hi Rhian, thank you for the compliment. I’m sure you’ll look fab, just have to find the right one!

  4. Kitty Morris says: 11th August 2017 6:54 pm

    This look is just so cute on you and I love the navy with the pop of red. You are absolutely killing it lately with your looks!

    • Mayah says: 14th August 2017 4:53 pm

      Thanks honey I really appreciate that compliment. Be good to catch up with you soon x

  5. Dani says: 11th August 2017 9:49 pm

    What a lovely outfit!
    Your jumpsuit is gorgeous and your bag is so cute :)

    Dani x

    • Mayah says: 14th August 2017 4:53 pm

      Thanks Dani, sometimes less is more x

  6. Jenni says: 13th August 2017 7:23 pm

    This jumpsuit is so nice and you also look stunning in it! I love how confident you are!

    • Mayah says: 14th August 2017 4:53 pm

      Hi Jenni, thanks for such a lovely compliment x

  7. Ami Rose says: 14th August 2017 11:00 am

    This jumpsuit looks gorgeous on you! I love the bag too.

    Ami xxx

    • Mayah says: 14th August 2017 4:54 pm

      Thank you Ami xx

  8. Lubka Henry says: 14th August 2017 1:39 pm

    This is such an elegant jumpsuit and I love your clutch!

    • Mayah says: 14th August 2017 4:54 pm

      Aww thank you hun x

  9. Laua says: 14th August 2017 2:58 pm

    Oh wow this jumpsuit looks amazing, the shade is stunning, I do love a good jumpsuit for summer. You look super stylish

    Laura x

    • Mayah says: 14th August 2017 4:55 pm

      Thank you Laura, I love this one, it’s definitely a transitional number! xx

  10. Kelly says: 14th August 2017 10:18 pm

    Love this jumpsuit Mayah xoxo I’m yet to find a jumpsuit I like but this one looks gorgeous on you and that bag is amazing

    • Mayah says: 15th August 2017 6:05 pm

      Thanks Kelly, if you see one that you like the look of I would definitely try it on. You might be surprised with the results xx

  11. Oliver says: 15th August 2017 8:59 pm

    Chic!! Love your confidence in your smile… it really does come through in pics!

    Oliver x

    • Mayah says: 15th August 2017 9:28 pm

      Thank you Oliver :)