Style on Trial: Longsleeve playsuits

Long sleeve playsuits from Miss Selfridge

(Playsuits, Miss Selfridge)

We don’t know about you, but we’ve always thought of playsuits as “summer” clothing. (We’ve also always thought of them as “toddler” clothing, but that’s another post altogether.) You know, you could probably get away with wearing one to the beach, but … that’s it.

The new breed of playsuits, however, are destined for cooler climates, and with their long sleeves and thicker fabrics, are intended to be work with tights for a more wintry look.

Are you buying any of this? No, seriously, will you be buying a playsuit this winter? Any time we’ve mentioned them in the past here they’ve tended to be met with shrieks of horror, but we don’t entirely hate these (even although they do fall into the Stuck Together Clothes category), so we wondered what you all think of them. Still a fashion crime, even with the slightly more grown-up look, or are you willing to give them a pass?

11 Comments

  • September 23, 2011

    Francoise

    I don’t mind these ones, but it’s probably because they don’t actually look like playsuits. They look like shorts and tops. I hate the ones that are all one fabric, whether long sleeve, sleeveless, strapless, etc.

    On another note, all MY shorts are strictly for summer wear – no shorts-with-tights for me, please!

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  • September 23, 2011

    Roz

    A Winter playsuit…. hmm, obviously requires VERY good bladder control too, unless of course, those wearers are happy with the idea of taking everything off every time ‘nature calls’…
    Oh Fashion Police, you need medals for the good service you are doing.
    Playsuits – strictly for those who are still in nappies, even then, if they haven’t got domes around the legs, the baby doesn’t get a look in.

    Speaking of playsuits.. shudder.. Sean Connery in Gold Finger, towelling, powder blue, tooo high waist.. seriously, after seeing that, it’s a wonder he got another movie role!
    BAN THEM!

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  • September 23, 2011

    Moni

    These don’t look THAT bad, but these basically look like shorts with blouses. And I could have figured out how to combine those items all by myself. And would probably like to wear them separately, too.
    So thanks, but no, thanks.

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  • September 23, 2011

    Carol

    Thanks, but if I’m wearing long sleeves that means it’s cold outside. And shorts don’t work well in the winter. Plus the whole undressing completely because you need to use the ladies’ room problem.

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  • September 23, 2011

    Emily

    I think they’re darling. Tights and ankle boots!

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  • September 23, 2011

    Itzel

    They look nice BUT playsuits always seem uncomfortable to me, I mean the idea of having to undress everytime you use the loo is too much. I only put up with that when I’m wearing a swimming suit and even then I get annoyed. It’d be much easier to wear separate clothes.

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  • September 23, 2011

    Rudi

    This is actually a nice outfit. If I was better at hemming things I’d buy one and lob it in half.

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  • September 23, 2011

    chitraa

    These remind me of school uniforms.and of course who would like to take everything off in the loo in winter??not for me…
    http://chitraasfashiondiary.blogspot.com/
    XOXOX

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  • September 24, 2011

    Lulu

    If you want this look, why not just wear separates?
    I absolutely hate Stuck Together Clothes.

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  • September 26, 2011

    Julie

    I like wearing blouse and shorts (even in winter, with tights, no matter what some people think of it), but it’s already hard with shorts and tights in the loo, I can’t even think of what it’s like with those ! Why did they have to stuck them together, couldn’t they just sell them separately ? Moreover the shorts are not really great…

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  • September 30, 2011

    spikesnsilk

    It would make bathroom trips problematic, but they’re awfully cute. However, I’m still more likely to buy if the pieces were separate. Mixing and matching is just too fun. So I say they pass, but are unnecessary.

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