05 May 2008

Romper Fix




This post is for reader, Carrie, who asked the following question: I found a really cool white romper with embroidery at the top..but the problem is it's too long and i feel like it looks like I'm wearing a big diaper baby thing when I roll up the bottom... Have any suggestions?

Whenever I go into a thrift store there are certain types of pieces for which I am always on the lookout. Right now I have my eyes open for little floral prints, high waisted anything and light, summery rompers. The other night I was making a quick run through one of my favorite thrift stores and I hit the jackpot. It seems that someone got the romper memo. I pulled romper after romper off of the rack all in sweet little floral prints. I guess some romper-loving gal cleaned out her closet and I happened to be in the right place at the right time. I think I ended up with about a dozen.

When Carrie first asked that question, my initial reaction was to cut off the legs and hem them. After trying one on, I quickly realized that this would not work. Not only are the legs too long, the crotch is kind of low. Instead I took a skinny belt, wrapped it around my waist and pulled the fabric of the romper up and over it. You could also use a big ribbon and tie it in a bow. This makes the piece take on a nice, 1940's type silhouette. Presto! Problem solved. I hope this works for you Carrie!

By the way, I'm only keeping one of the rompers I found so all the rest will be going up for sale in the store over the next few weeks (including this one which will go up on Thursday).

15 comments:

Jeanne said...

Cute! I'm so glad they'll be going up in the shop -- keep us posted!

closetbug said...

Awesome advice, and I'm excited to see those rompers! :)

Belle said...

oh geez, and i have enough rompers on my watch list! not that romper land is a bad thing...

fashion roadkill said...

I'm so envious, I wouldnt even dare try a romper on!

The Stylish Wanderer said...

ahhh! Too excited for rompers. I myself found a good romper jackpot sometime ago, but I only got about 2 or 3, but at the time it felt like a million!

Society Hill said...

adorable. you could wear anything. but I suggest some high heels! It makes everything a bit better.

Sharon Rose said...

Love this look, Sally Jane-its so versatile for summer!

Nita-Karoliina said...

YOU and a romper is a great match<3

Nadine said...

What a lovely idea - you really pull of that look.

im.me said...

goshhhhh!!! niceeeee~~~ i wish i could find one in malaysia!!

WendyB said...

Looks great!

elins said...

i want a jumpsuit too. if you get tired of yours, it's my birthday this saturday!

a cat of impossible colour said...

Thanks for that - I have the same problem with a romper I thrifted and that's a great fix. I also like reader Carrie's comment that wearing a too-long romper is like wearing a big diaper - that's exactly how it feels! Not the most flattering thing for your bum ...

Carrie-aka girl with romper question said...

HAHA thanks so much for reposting my comment!! I'll send you a picture with my romper and see what you think!

skinnyGLASSESgirl said...

ooh i love your shoes, cute outfit!