I have to admit that I am quite the clotheshorse and LOVE to shop for stylish outfits! From as far back as I can remember, I've adored fashion magazines and creating different outfits for myself. Fashion though, can be quite expensive and I've never been raised with an abundance of money to go shopping with.
This is why I typically stick with basic pieces which will always be in style. I love to look classy, yet stylish, and this has always been my goal when creating a look for myself. Claudiae Fashion Design has a flair for coupling the classic with the trendy in a way that will definitely turn heads. I recently had the opportunity to review her take on the classic 70's jumper with the Nina Silk/Satin Garden Jumpsuit. Keep reading to learn more!
We all readily await the farewell of a dull, gray winter and the arrival of spring. Claudiae's Spring/Summer 2011 Collection has a sense of excitement with bright colors, flirty, romantic, 70’s inspired fashion trends, with an underlying theme of funkily reinventing classic looks. Claudia Estrada, an Ecuadorian-born designer based in Miami, adds a twist of airy fabrics, bright colors, and soft patterns in her Spring 2011 Collection. This season, ClaudiaE presents her collection with a diverse selection of dresses, jumpsuits, and skirts.
I love the design of the classic 70's jumpsuit, for it has the unique characteristic of being extremely comfortable to wear while still looking sophisticated and put-together. I couldn't wait to try on the Nina Silk/Satin Garden Jumpsuit from Claudiae for the silk/satin material used to create this piece felt heavenly and I really admired the bright and funky garden print too.
As soon as I slipped the Nina jumpsuit on, I was happy for it felt absolutely wonderful to wear...just like a pair of silk pajamas. Unfortunately though, the midsection of the jumper seemed a little large and gave me the Humpty-Dumpty feeling, as though I looked like an egg with legs.
I realize that jumpsuits of this design are supposed to be cinched at the waist, typically with a wide belt or a funky scarf. Eventually I hope to find a bright pink or turquoise scarf to wear with the Nina Garden Jumpsuit, but for now all I have is a wide tan belt. As you can see from the pictures below, cinching the jumpsuit at the waist definitely made this piece look much better and even made me look like I had a larger bustline! YES!
I still have to admit that I think this jumpsuit had too much fabric around the midsection, which is why it looked rather bulky, even when coupled with the belt. If I had one suggestion to make, it would be to slightly taper the jumpsuit so as to alleviate the bulkiness in the waist and bust.
Claudiae has a host of smart, hip and classic pieces, all with a vibrant, youthful feel. If you are looking for some wonderful new garments to wear, which are guaranteed to make you forget your winter woes, then check out the fashions from Claudiae!
Disclosure: I received the Nina Silk/Satin Garden Jumpsuit from Claudiae in order to facilitate my review. No other compensation was received. This product review is based on my own personal experiences with this item and is completely honest and objective.
I'm a former 7th grade Science teacher turned stay-at-home mom that lives in Houston, Texas. I am married to my college sweetheart and have a beautiful daughter named Riley, who definitely keeps me on my toes! I am also involved in starting a small business which would both manufacture and sell an invention that I've patented, called Toothpaste 2 Go. I love interacting with my readers and hope to learn as much about you as you learn about me!