|Romper: Torrid (Available here)|
|Necklace and Bracelets: Express|
Problem? At 4’9″ and with curves, I was never able to find one that would work for my body – even with alterations.
Recently, I stumbled across this knit jumpsuit from Torrid. I wasn’t sure it would work or that I would like it in the knit fabric, but I find their size 0 to be a rather good fit without too many alterations, so I decided to give it a try.
|Clutch: The Limited|
The jumpsuit certainly wasn’t a perfect fit, but I was so excited to see that it was workable!
The pants were too long, and the shoulders were too wide. I still need to get the jumpsuit hemmed, but I was able to create a fix to the ruched shoulders of the jumpsuit by hand-ruching some additional gathers, creating a more narrow shoulder.
White, black, and neon pink accents lend a cool summery vibe to the jumpsuit, but I’m eagerly thinking of ways to style this piece for fall.
My experience in trying to find a jumpsuit was a lesson/reminder of the realism required in deciding whether a piece will work or not. Being so petite and curvy, I’m used to having to have everything altered.
Some pieces can be re-worked without a ton of effort and
expense (like this jumpsuit), while some pieces are just not meant to
Over the last holiday season, I bought a different black jumpsuit and had it altered, and altered, and altered. The end result? A jumpsuit that fit incredibly poorly in the crotch area and that made me feel larger than I am. In trying to take photos with it…I actually split the crotch! This jumpsuit, as cute as I may have thought it was at first purchase, was just not meant to be. I plan on eventually having that jumpsuit altered into a dress so that it won’t be a total loss, but for now…it sits in my room as a reminder to pick my clothing purchases more carefully!
Are you a fan of jumpsuits?