It can be difficult to pull off a jumpsuit without it swamping your figure but X Factor winner Alexandra Burke is living proof it can be done.
The award-winning singer was pictured looking glamorous in a black all-in-one at the 30-year anniversary party of Richard Branson’s Roof Gardens. Hallelujah! She managed to look laid back and cool but still dressed up enough for a party.
Jetting between the States and the UK sounds tiring, but Alexandra looked bright as a button in her harem style jumpsuit, and accessorised like a pro with a layered beaded necklace, tan plaited skinny belt, over-sized clutch bag and amazing t-bar tan platforms. Ladies, watch and learn because that is how to accessorize!
Very can also reveal that Alexandra has recently been offered a prime role in a West End production – none other than the lead role in the stage production of The Bodyguard! Whitney Houston eat your heart out.
There’s no doubt in our minds that Alexandra’s amazing voice is certainly a perfect match for the role but we just wonder if she’ll accept? Apparently, Alexandra’s people are said to be considering the offer because the star is enjoying making her own music and is keen to release another album before treading the boards.
However, if she leaves it too long then producers could find someone else as Strictly Come Dancing judge Alesha Dixon is in the line-up for the prestigious part. Let the competition commence!
One thing’s for sure, if Alex knows what she wants then she’ll get it. If you too have been inspired by Alexandra’s winning jumpsuit, the French Connection precious gem embellished junpsuit is a good blend of dressed down chic but party sparkle, and also comes with figure flattering loose trousers that skim the thighs and taper in at the ankle.
Alternatively, try out a playsuit – not only are they perfect for showing off legs and keeping cool in the summer months, but they also have the added bonus of having the modesty of shorts. The Love Label Embellished Slinky Playsuitcomes with glamorous sequined shoulder detail – perfect for dressing up at night.
Or, if you love jumpsuits but are not too sure about harem style trousers, then get your seventies Studio 54 groove on with the Love Label One Shoulder Jumpsuit – this number is perfect for this season’s retro seventies glamour trend, while the wide leg flares are great for slimming the legs.
To accessorize like Alex, try the Superdry Long Braid Belt
Team with a pretty necklace like the Marakech Beaded Necklace
Finally, add a great pair of tan platform sandals like the Nine West Declan Platform Sandal
No doubt Ms Burke will be on stage very soon – if not in The Bodyguard then performing her solo magic on tour.