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).


31 thoughts on “Date Night Romper

  • affecionada August 1, 2016 at 11:16 pm

    Love the look of a lace bralette peeking out of lower-cut tops. Great look — especially your hair! x

    Jen | affecionada

  • Anonymous August 1, 2016 at 11:36 pm

    absolutely in love with the nude heels!
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  • Polly August 1, 2016 at 11:46 pm

    I love how that romper can be worn casually or you can also dress it up with heels. Very cute!


  • Rebecca N August 2, 2016 at 12:17 am

    You look as pretty as ever, Jean! Romper is my favorite comfy look!

  • Amy Bui August 2, 2016 at 1:04 am

    Love love love this romper! Understated sexy

    Amy l

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  • Susanne G. August 2, 2016 at 1:39 am

    Love your look. You look amazing. The jumpsuit is so pretty 🙂

  • Meghan Silva August 2, 2016 at 2:41 am

    Love the bralette peaking out, so chic.

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  • Camille August 2, 2016 at 3:55 am
  • Maria Abad August 2, 2016 at 4:57 am

    Adorable romper and chunky heels Jean, love it all.
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  • Ev August 2, 2016 at 5:19 am
  • Miha Teicu August 2, 2016 at 8:54 am

    such a cute romper, love the cut and the crochet details on the bottom! The bralette is super nice as well, so versatile on its own, but looking great peeking from under the garments.
    Miha |

  • Mitsukai Inki August 2, 2016 at 9:41 am

    You're very cute and sexy, I'm french, and little woman too

    I discovered your instagram there is no long time and I'm really glad to have found you. you are really cute and smiling, I love this 🙂

    Thank you for all the tips for small women 🙂

    I also like to know, what is the color of your dark hair and clear, if it's possible ?


  • Mitsukai Inki August 2, 2016 at 10:20 am

    Ah, for information, this H&M; romper is very great and elegant for little woman:

    I measure 157 cm and bought size 32 (French size)

    Have a good day,


  • Maggie Zemanek August 2, 2016 at 10:31 am

    You look phenomenal!! I love this look!

  • Sharan Kaur August 2, 2016 at 11:11 am

    Such a cute outfit! Love how you dressed up the romper with heels.


  • Sophie Spiegelberger August 2, 2016 at 12:38 pm

    This romper is the best! Love the draping and silhouette!
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  • angelina August 2, 2016 at 2:51 pm

    I love this look with the nude heels, it makes you look a lot taller! I'm a huge fan of rompers as well, but they're very hard to find ones that fit. Although I'm petite, my torso is long, so sizing is all over the place!

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  • Anonymous August 2, 2016 at 5:20 pm

    You look so great! I had a question about the romper — some reviewers on Nordstrom mentioned that they had issues when they lifted their arms that the shorts would lift up and expose too much. Did you experience this issue at all?

  • Joiaching August 3, 2016 at 6:11 am

    Thanks for sharing with us the perfect bralette! Super essential in summer days! BTW, your shoes looks good!

    xo Margaret

  • Julie Hiller August 3, 2016 at 10:10 am

    That romper is super cute on you! It looks very elegant–something I never thought I'd say about a romper, but it's true!

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  • Julia Mazzucato August 3, 2016 at 11:11 am

    I love the simplicity of this romper- it looks so pretty and minimalistic yet chic!
    Julia // Little Miss Haute Couture

  • Emily August 3, 2016 at 3:35 pm

    Love the way you styled this whole outfit! The romper is too cute 🙂 Emily

  • Minau August 3, 2016 at 6:09 pm

    Gorgeous romper!

  • Jean August 3, 2016 at 11:10 pm

    Hi! Lovely to meet you all the way from France. I'm not sure if I understand your question exactly, but I get my hair highlighted using the balayage method. My natural hair color is black but I get medium brown (I ask for non red toned) highlights.

  • Jo @ CutandChicVintage August 3, 2016 at 11:15 pm

    That is the cutest romper! Perfect date night look!

    Jo x

  • Jean August 3, 2016 at 11:28 pm

    Hi! Usually that's something that happens with every romper when you lift your arms, because of the connected design. This one does run short though to begin with, which is why I think some reviewers found it to be indecent on them with arms raised!

  • Andrea Figueroa-Molero August 5, 2016 at 12:58 am

    Love this cute romper and how you styled it with nude accessories. The whole outfits feels effortless but elegant at the same time. Thanks for sharing!
    Andrea | Twentyish Brunette

  • consulenza d'immagine August 7, 2016 at 1:36 pm

    What a wonderfull outfit. I love it so much.
    Your blog is so inspiring.
    Consulenza d'immagine

  • shef August 12, 2016 at 9:53 am

    I had a question about your heels, debating between this one and STEVE MADDEN "STECY", which pair would you say is more comfortable to walk in? Thanks much in advance!

  • Maritza Grover April 23, 2017 at 9:52 pm

    Do you have any details on the blush you wore and does your hair have caramel highlights or is that more of a balyage?

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