Monday, 14 May 2012


Hi everyone :) One of the biggest trends that we saw last summer was the romper and, as the weather warms up, it seems to be coming back for round two! There's something so youthful and playful about rompers. That said, it can be hard to find one that suits your body type, since they have to fit both your top and bottom halves properly. If you're having trouble finding the perfect romper, here's what to look for:
Arms/Straps: The straps or arms of a romper are one of the easier parts to fit. If you have a bigger bust or broad shoulders, try a style that has adjustable straps (like the kind on a bra) so that you can lengthen or shorten them to fit. You should also choose a style that suits your body type. For instance, if you want to minimize your upper arms, try longer sleeves or a thick strap instead of a strapless model. Don't be afraid to try on different styles to learn what suits your figure!

Bust: It's very important to fit your bust properly in a romper, so that it will flatter your shape. If you want to amp up your bust, try a little embellishment around the neckline or a bustier bodice. On the contrary if you want to flatter a big bust, make sure to find a structured model that will shape and support the girls - best to steer clear of strapless versions, unless they have a lot of tailoring. If you get stuck, think of the kinds of shirts and tank tops that look best on you. How are the constructed? What's the neckline? Look for those same features in a romper and you'll be set :)

Torso: Oh the torso...this is one of the toughest parts of fitting a romper. If you're short, or you have a short torso, rompers tend to bag around the bum because of the extra fabric in the middle. If you're tall, or you have a long torso, most rompers probably give you a massive wedgie because there isn't enough fabric in the middle. The trick is to look for a romper that's constructed the same way as your favourite tank top. If you need more room for a long torso, find a romper with a low waistband (like the long-sleeved navy version above). Similarly if you have a short torso, play around with higher waistbands (like the pink and white model above) to balance your proportions.
Waist: In order to get the best possible fit in your romper, you want to be sure that it nips in at the waist to accentuate your figure. If you're wearing a high-waisted style, then the waistband of the 'shorts' part of the romper will naturally accentuate your waist. However if you go for a low-waisted romper, then you'll want to be sure that the top of the romper falls close to your body so that you maintain the line of your silhouette.

Hips and Legs: Last but not least, you want to be sure that the legs and hips of your romper fit properly. This part is relatively easy if you consider how you usually wear your shorts. Do you prefer low-waisted or high-waisted styles? Do you like embellishments like cuffed shorts and front pockets? All you have to do is look for these same characteristics in a romper and you'll be ready to romp the summer away!

Wishing you summer onesies!
Talk soon,

1 comment:

  1. So informative. Clear and concise.
    +cute :)
    Thank you!