faux jumpsuit details

Do you guys remember my post in June about the Lulu’s Romper where I discussed what to do when something just doesn’t work for you?  As I mentioned in that post rompers are not the friendliest garment for pear shapes, I don’t know about you but I like some coverage when I bend over.  When something isn’t made specifically for your body type you have to be a little creative and find other ways to make the look work for you.

Most rompers either stop at an unflattering spot on my torso or don’t cover up enough of my backside when I bend over.  So instead of dwelling on the fact that I may never find a romper for me, I used a wrap top and high waist shorts to fashion one of my very own!  By tucking most of my top into the shorts it gives the illusion of a one piece.  The wrap detailing at the bottom of my top hides the waist band on my shorts solidifying the look.  Here is how you can fashion a romper of your own:

  1. Choose a top that flatters your upper half.  You don’t have to do a wrap top if it’s not your style, a simple tank top can be just as effective.
  2.   Choose shorts that work with your top and your lower half.  If you’re looking to add more emphasis to your hips pick a pair with a lower rise.  Also feel free to veer away from the monochrome look and mix colors or patterns!
  3. Tuck as needed.  Figure out how to tuck your top in a way that still flatters your upper half but gives the illusion that your shorts are attached.

When you like something that doesn’t work for your body off the rack, you have to get creative!  Whether it’s taking it to the tailor for some minor adjustments or creating a whole new garment altogether.  An important part of style is versatility and knowing how to breath new life into your garments to maximize your wardrobe.  Need help getting the most out of your clothes?  Schedule your complementary consultation today!

Comment below and tell me: How do you make old clothes look new?

Faux Jumpsuit Look

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faux jumpsuit rear view

faux romper details

Faux Romper Look

faux romper outfitAll photos by Kimberly Reed

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