Ella Henderson Gives Us Jumpsuit Envy at Attitude Magazine Awards: Are You a Onesie Fan?

Oh she has come a long way since her debut on X Factor and since then the talented Ella Henderson is upping her game in the style stakes as well as her music career (did you love her song Ghost as much as me?).

She's one classy lady who knows how to dress to suit her shape and this week saw her set that bar even higher. Attending the Attitude Magazine awards in London on Monday evening, Ella's black jumpsuit showed how you don't necessarily have to don a gown to attend a formal event. If you have a formal Christmas party or just a glam night out planned, the jumpsuit could be your best friend.

Left: Jumpsuit from the Christmas Collection at Dorothy Perkins; Ella Hendersen; June Jumpsuit, €305, Monsoon (available in store soon) Left: Jumpsuit from the Christmas Collection at Dorothy Perkins; Ella Henderson; June Jumpsuit, €305, Monsoon (available in store soon)

I've always aired on the side of caution when it comes to the jumpsuit-playsuit question because honestly, I've never thought them that comfortable. But having found a style that flatters my hips and long torso, I've changed my mind. When trying on a jumpsuit there are a couple of things to watch out for:

  • Make sure the fabric from your rib cage to the tops of your thighs isn't too tight (yes, I mean we need to avoid camel toe)
  • The back needs to be tailored to cinch you in at the waist and not hug your bum too much, the fabric should glide over it
  • Check the fabric too; anything with high levels of elastane can loose it's shape after a few washes.

In terms of length, pick a leg style that you can wear with heels. I find some brands tend to make them too short; the hem of the pants is around your ankles and not at your heel where it should be. This season there are lot's of jumpsuits with sleeves too, which makes them evening appropriate and quite elegant I think.

And if you want to check out more style looks from the Attitude Awards 2014  (including the very beautiful Panti Bliss), you'll find them all in our gallery below.

Do you like the jumpsuit look à la Ella? Tell us in the comments!

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