Our fashion team get ready for Spring and road-test boiler suits — no helmets required


DIVE straight into Spring with a fresh outlook and one of these one-piece wonders (no helmet required).

Fabulous’ Fashion team Jess Evans, 24, Lynne McKenna, 39, Nana Acheampong, 32, and Tracey Lea Sayer, 47, share their style advice for 2019.

Nana Acheampong, 32, Shopping Editor & Celebrity Stylist

Nana Acheampong
Nana Acheampong, 32, loves the colour of her bold purple boiler suit
Jonas O’Sullivan

“This boiler suit is beyond comfortable, and I’m in love with the colour.

“Minimal effort with maximum impact, it’s a great alternative to a dress, which is my usual go-to.

“Of course, it wouldn’t be a ‘me’ outfit if I didn’t accessorise with animal print.”

  • Boiler suit, £48 from Asos — buy now
  • Earrings, £29.99 from Pilgrim
  • Bag, £28 from River Island
  • Shoes, £69 from Kurt Geiger — buy now

Tracey Lea Sayer, 47, Fashion Director

Tracey Lea Sayer
Tracey Lea Sayer, 47, loves the ‘real ’80s feel’ of her boiler suit and says they’re her favourite item of clothing
Jonas O’Sullivan

“Boiler suits are my favourite item of clothing.

“As someone who looks terrible in a dress, they’re the easiest instant outfit for me, and this one is great.

“It has a real ’80s feel, which you might think would put me off considering I did it the first time around, but I love the batwing sleeves, the oversize feel and, best of all, the colour.”

  • Boiler suit, £49.99 from Pull & Bear
  • Top, £59 from Saint James — buy now
  • Bag, £29.95 from Gap
  • Boots, £34.99 from H&M

Lynne Mckenna, 39, Fashion Editor

Lynne Mckenna
Lynne Mckenna, 39, admits she’s never worn a boiler suit before but it’s her new ‘wardrobe hero’
Jonas O’Sullivan

“Time to fess up – I have never worn a boiler suit before.

“I thought my body shape wouldn’t look great in a one-piece, but how wrong I was!

“As soon as I tried on this tailored number, I was won over.

“It just goes to show giving things a go could lead to wonderful new wardrobe heroes.”

  • Boiler suit, £69.99 from Mango — buy now
  • Earrings, £19.99 from Pilgrim
  • Ring, £27.99 from Pilgrim
  • Belt bag, £20 from Next
  • Shoes, £35 from Schuh

Jess Evans, 24, Fashion Assistant

Jess Evans
Jess Evans, 24, loves her ‘super-flattering outfit’ which gives the illusion of longer pins
Jonas O’Sullivan

“Throwing on a one-piece for work or play is so easy, and this one is super-flattering.

“Jumpsuits can be harder to wear if you’re petite, as they can make you appear shorter, but choosing one with a straight leg instead of a flare or a cropped style can give the illusion of longer pins.”

  • Boiler suit, £45 from Nastygal
  • Bag, £75 from John Lewis & Partners — buy now
  • Shoes, £60 from River Island — buy now


  • Hair: Dino Pereira using Origins
  • Make-up: Aimee Adams using Benefit

Stockists: Carvela (Kurtgeiger.com), Gap (Gap.co.uk), H&M (Hm.com), John Lewis & Partners (Johnlewis.com), Mango (Mango.com), Next (Next.co.uk), Pull & Bear (Pullandbear.com), Pilgrim (Pilgrim.net), River Island (Riverisland.com), Saint James (Saint-james.com), Schuh (Schuh.co.uk).


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