14/08/2014 16:43 BST | Updated 20/05/2015 10:12 BST

Playsuits: 10 Gorgeous Designs To Shop From The Summer 2014 Trend

There's a summer trend that comes to the forefront when it gets hot enough to do bare legs (potentially bare shoulders too) and it's the playsuit.

While this may not be everyone's go-to fashion item - mainly for thanks to the faff involved with undoing them (zip backs/ button downs) - the style definitely deserves a look in.

There are endless looks up for grabs this season and the high street has translated some killer prints from the catwalk which make for perfect festival, holiday, weekend wares.

You can opt for strappy, strapless, t-shirt, halter, tunic or long-sleeved styles but before you make any big decisions consider the following three pointers:

1. ALWAYS try before you buy
Everyone (trust us) struggles to find the playsuit that's just right for them. If you've got a long torso sometimes the cut can look all wrong. Meanwhile if height isn't on you side, you want something with a bit of structure to avoid frumpy territory.

2. Opt for a size bigger
Seriously, this is the secret to power dressing in your playsuit. Slouchy is sexy this season - think silky strap falling off the shoulder vibe. And you want something casual-cool, go for a cotton/elastic mix.

3. What colour?
Prints are all good if you're after something standout (floral, geometric, animal, stripe) but then play down the rest of your look. Otherwise do that classic colour blocking thing, it's fool-proof and completely flattering.

Take a look through this shopping edit of playsuits fresh from the high street - these looks are bang on trend and super affordable.