So I have gone in a different direction, a jumpsuit shaped one. Thanks to the writers of the excellent blog The Women's Room I spotted this intriguing model from Phase Eight, not somewhere that had been on my radar before.
I've always loved wrap tops, especially ones with proper sashes that you can pull around yourself and the sleeves are perfect. So I trekked along to my local branch and tried it on. Results below.
There will be challenges ahead with this. I wore very different types of jumpsuits and dungarees back in the 1980's and remember the frozen shoulders that resulted from every toilet trip. The combination of that and control pants could be a logistical nightmare but I'm willing to give it a go.
And in terms of fashion lessons its good to mix things up, try something new. Instead of an evening jumpsuit it could be a different trouser shape, a new colour or texture.