Choosing A Romper

Summer is here and I’d like to wear something other than a dress for date night.  I’ve seen rompers for the past few years, but just haven’t found one that suited my body type until this summer.

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I finally found the perfect romper for my body type!!  

What is my criteria for the perfect romper?

1. A romper follows my “Rule of Thumb” in length.

(Remember gym class?  To always be safe, choose shorts that are fingertip length or longer. Taller ladies, understand that you may have to use your thumbs (or wrist). I am on the taller side, so I personally follow my “Rule of Thumb.”  I never purchase shorts that are shorter than my thumbs when my arms are at my side. The result for my long & lanky body is a 4.5 inch inseam.  Never shorter!)

2. It must have a high neckline.

3. I prefer wide straps so I won’t have to wear a strapless bra.

4. It must cinch in at the waist so it’s slimming.

5. The fabric should be soft, but not so flowy that it will ride up when the wind blows.

6. The cut is loose enough so that it will not stick to my skin on hot days, or show my panty line.

7. Above all, it  must be easy to put on and take off when using the restroom. 😂

That’s a long list! However, I held firm to it until I found what I was looking for. Never compromise your personal standards for fashion.  Keep looking for “Mr. Right”  You’ll be so happy when you find it.

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My perfect romper is from the Gap. I adore the pockets!

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Comfortable lace ups, a chic straw hat, and a home pedicure using OPI and China Glaze mini nail polish were the perfect accessories for tonight.

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I use these Express Cuffs to hide my Fitbit Charge HR.

 

When date night arrived, I reached for my new romper. I enjoyed the evening at an outdoor concert with my husband, without thinking twice about wardrobe malfunctions, because I stuck to my rules.  The outfit was a hit! Jason loved it. A romper will definitely be in my suitcase for our next vacation.

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Fort Worth Symphony Concert in the Gardens

So, what’s the criteria for your perfect romper? Please comment below.

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10 Comments

  1. June 18, 2016 / 2:56 pm

    Cute outfit!! I love rompers too! I too prefer rompers with white straps or sleeves. Not too much of a fan of the strapless ones but who knows – maybe I have not tried on the right one! Also CONGRATS on the blog launch!

    Cindy
    http://www.foreignfreshfierce.com

    • June 18, 2016 / 3:11 pm

      Thank you so much Cindy! It was nice to finally find one that worked for my body type.

  2. July 25, 2016 / 5:55 am

    I am yet to find mine. All your criteria checked ✔ plus it has to reach my knee

    • July 25, 2016 / 6:15 am

      Rompers are so hard to find! Have you thought about purchasing a pantsuit and cutting it to them knee? It might work for you.

  3. November 13, 2016 / 2:20 am

    Very descriptive blog, I liked that bit. Will there be
    a part 2?

  4. November 17, 2016 / 1:45 am

    Greetings from Los angeles! I’m bored at work so I decided to browse your blog on my iphone during lunch break. I enjoy the info you provide here and can’t wait to take a look when I get home. I’m amazed at how quick your blog loaded on my mobile .. I’m not even using WIFI, just 3G .. Anyways, amazing site!

    • November 17, 2016 / 11:30 am

      Thank you and Hello from Fort Worth, TX

  5. May 7, 2017 / 4:14 pm

    Always beautiful!❤

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