Well, it hit 100 degrees here last week and that is when I decided I needed to embrace romper season (seriously, where did Spring go?). To be honest, I have a love/hate relationship with rompers. I love how comfy they are, I love that they’re a one piece grab-and-go item, but I do not like how most of them fit. And, with all of the body types out there, I imagine I’m not the only one! Here are the things that I look for in a romper – does it fit in the torso? Rompers are very unforgiving if you have a long torso. The shorts part will look like daisy dukes, while the top portion will look like you got a size too small: it will never work. Find one that fits your torso height wise, above all else. Another thing to look for is how the shorts look from behind. A romper that gives you a definite regular waist is what you’re looking for. Too high of a waist and you’ll have “mom butt” and too short of a waist and you’ll have sagging. I typically run into the “mom butt” situation (if you don’t know what that is, it’s when your waist looks higher than it is and your butt is in the same spot, giving the appearance that you have a really elongated backside. Trust me, it’s not a good look and ALOT of the highwaisted shorts will give you this appearance). The last thing I look for in a romper is where it sits on my waist in the front. While there are some really flowy rompers that don’t have a definite waistline that I love, the majority of ones that I think fit the best have a defined waistline. Now, if you’re in love with one that doesn’t have a defined waist, try adding a belt and see if that helps. Sometimes, there is just too much fabric to make that work, but it’s worth a shot.
Okay, now that you know I’m super picky with rompers, here are the things that I like about the one above. First and foremost, it feels like pajamas. If I can throw on a one piece item, have it look cute and have it feel like pjs, I’m in. This romper has a soft material that has a great movement to it: perfect those those warm weather days. Secondly, a faux wrap is flattering on a lot of body types. I have a larger chest for my body type, so if this were a real wrap, it would be all kinds of funky – not to mention, I’d be checking every second to make sure I wasn’t fall out of it. This is sewn right where the two wraps meet, so there’s no chance of that. My last thing I’ll mention about this romper is that it’s a great piece to dress up or down. If you haven’t noticed this yet by my posts, alot of my outfits have this ability. With this one, use the look that I’ve shown – wedges and a clutch to dress it up, or even add a chunkier statement necklace to give it more of a flare. To dress it down, add a jean jacket, a crossbody bag and some sneakers and you’re ready to run some errands or watch your kid’s baseball game. I haven’t even mentioned the best part…it’s under $25. I mean, for that price, at least test it out!
Get the Look!
1. Romper | 2. Wedges | 3. Clutch (old, but similar one here) | 4. Necklace (old, but similar one here)
Want the more casual look? Try these items: 1. Jean Jacket | 2. Crossbody Bag | 3. Sneakers
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