Date Night Romper

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ASTR romper sz XS (on sale), Topshop crochet bralette sz 2 (more colors here)

Hello hello, just a quick post today to answer some fit questions on this look. I wore this to dinner two nights in a row last weekend – romper outfits require almost zero thought to pull together, and this one is comfy and forgiving after big meals. If shorts with heels are too much for you, I also like wearing this with my flat lace-up sandals.
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I recently tried on another ASTR romper (see review post), which ran very narrow at the waist but was too long for me throughout. I was eying a few others by them, and noticed this long-sleeved one got complaints for being short. I should really set up an alert of some sort, that combs through reviews at my favorite stores for the words “runs short” or “runs small” (typically music to a petite shopper’s ears!). For hot weather, here’s another black romper option in cotton that looks petite-friendly, on sale for 50% off. Please note Topshop runs small in general – I’m usually a size 2 US in their items.
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This romper is indeed pretty short – for reference I’m about 5 feet tall, and the waistline hits at my belly button and the shorts end by my upper thighs. There is a little adjustability to it due to the elasticized blouson waist. It’s hard to tell in these photos, but the torso and shorts are lined but the sleeves are left unlined for a sheer look. The sleeves will be a little long on short arms, but I plan on taking them up with one of my favorite DIY tricks that requires no sewing machine: adding shoulder shirring.
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The neckline has a button clasp and is also on the low side, however after owning a lace bralette I never have to worry about safety-pinning or fashion-taping low pieces anymore. I’d highly recommend this crochet-trim bralette which comes in numerous colors, has good quality detailing on both the front & back, plus a side zipper entry. I wear it at home while lounging, casually with high-waisted jeans + long cardigans, and underneath low-cut tops, dresses, and rompers alike (it usually just looks like it’s part of the garment). Stay tuned for my post later this week, where I’ll show better photos of what it looks like worn on its own.

P.S. These distressed denim shorts I mentioned in a prior post finally arrived in the mail and I really like them! It’s hard to find casual shorts with distressing done right and in versatile washes. The color here is a darker broken-in vintage-y wash, and there is distressing on both the front and back. As with most boyfriend-style cuts, go down 1 from your usual denim size (I usually wear sz 24, but got a 23 in these and they measure 14″ across the waist).

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