Stuck-Together-Clothes Crimes: Carla striped playsuit with corsage from Boohoo.com

What does everyone think of playsuits?

They’ve been around for a couple of summers now and it looks as though they’re set to stay, as a sort of summer alternative to the jumpsuit.  That doesn’t necessarily make us a fan of them though and while this one looks cute, it also looks a lot like a pair of shorts and a stripey top, which surely begs the question: why bother sticking them together as a playsuit?  Do Boohoo not think that their customers are capable of pairing a striped vest with a pair of black shorts?   The corsage is at least detachable so it gives you the option of wearing it with or without that part.

What do you think though?  Do you like your shorts to come attached to your tops, the decision of what to wear having been made for you?  If so, you can buy this item here for £25.

11 Comments

  • April 13, 2010

    Riali

    I’m against the whole playsuit idea in general. I remember having a couple as a kid, and the problem is using the bathroom. You have to take pretty much the whole thing off, it’s ridiculous.

    They’re less flattering, and more inconvenient than shorts or, better yet, a dress, so what’s to like?

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    • April 13, 2010

      Karen

      Amen! My first thought was how difficult bathroom trips would be too!

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  • April 13, 2010

    Vanessa

    Let’s face, those ‘shorts’ are cute and minus the flower on the ‘top’ that’s not bad either.
    And for 25 pounds?
    I’d just buy them, slice those suckers apart and zip them through the sewing machine.
    Hey presto, TWO useful items to put in the summer wardrobe for only 25 pounds. Sweet.

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    • April 13, 2010

      Kelly

      I would do exactly the same!
      .-= Kelly´s last blog ..E a neve, minha gente? =-.

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  • April 13, 2010

    Andrea

    I think this looks like a really cute outfit, but the playsuityness of it could make it difficult for some figures to wear.

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  • April 13, 2010

    lizvocal

    High school gym suit. Not good memories.

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  • April 14, 2010

    caz

    As far as stuck together clothes goes, this is one of the least offensive examples I’ve seen
    .-= caz´s last blog ..NYX Swatch – Margarita =-.

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  • April 15, 2010

    Diandra

    This look is cute (though a little over done in my opinion) and I love playsuits, but I think this idea is silly. You get more value if you buy a navy striped tank top and navy shorts seperately; then later you can pair them together, or with other things. When they are stuck together you can only wear them one way!

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  • May 15, 2010

    Izzy

    I love playsuits! I think they can look really stylish but they’re also really cool for the beach or something. I see what you mean about the combining a top and shorts, but if you have a playsuit going for £10, you might be hard pushed to get a nice top and shorts that look nice together for under that price, though I guess you could if you go to a charity shop! And their are some playsuits that are all one thing so you couldn’t do that with shorts and top!

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  • July 11, 2010

    Ell

    I kind of like it.

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  • September 14, 2010

    Mary

    It would be cute as a dress…

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