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

    Posted 4.23.17 Reply
  2. shef wrote:

    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!

    Posted 8.12.16 Reply
  3. Wow!
    What a wonderfull outfit. I love it so much.
    Your blog is so inspiring.
    Consulenza d'immagine

    Posted 8.7.16 Reply
  4. 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

    Posted 8.5.16 Reply
  5. Jean wrote:

    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!

    Posted 8.3.16 Reply
  6. That is the cutest romper! Perfect date night look!

    Jo x

    Posted 8.3.16 Reply
  7. Jean wrote:

    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.

    Posted 8.3.16 Reply
  8. Minau wrote:

    Gorgeous romper!

    Posted 8.3.16 Reply
  9. Emily wrote:

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

    Posted 8.3.16 Reply
  10. I love the simplicity of this romper- it looks so pretty and minimalistic yet chic!
    Julia // Little Miss Haute Couture

    Posted 8.3.16 Reply
  11. 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!

    Lifestyle by Joules

    Posted 8.3.16 Reply
  12. Joiaching wrote:

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

    xo Margaret

    Posted 8.3.16 Reply
  13. Anonymous wrote:

    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?

    Posted 8.2.16 Reply
  14. angelina wrote:

    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!

    Angelina Is | Bloglovin'

    Posted 8.2.16 Reply
  15. This romper is the best! Love the draping and silhouette!
    I post every Monday and Thursday, I would love it if you checked out my blog!

    Posted 8.2.16 Reply
  16. Such a cute outfit! Love how you dressed up the romper with heels.


    Posted 8.2.16 Reply
  17. You look phenomenal!! I love this look!

    Posted 8.2.16 Reply
  18. 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,


    Posted 8.2.16 Reply
  19. 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 ?


    Posted 8.2.16 Reply
  20. Miha Teicu wrote:

    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 |

    Posted 8.2.16 Reply
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  22. Maria Abad wrote:

    Adorable romper and chunky heels Jean, love it all.
    MariaOnPoint | Find me on IG

    Posted 8.2.16 Reply
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  24. Love the bralette peaking out, so chic.

    Meg | Meghan Silva's Blog
    @MeghanSSilva on Instagram

    Posted 8.2.16 Reply
  25. Susanne G. wrote:

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

    Posted 8.2.16 Reply
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    Posted 8.2.16 Reply
  27. Amy Bui wrote:

    Love love love this romper! Understated sexy

    Amy l

    Posted 8.2.16 Reply
  28. Rebecca N wrote:

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

    Posted 8.2.16 Reply
  29. Polly wrote:

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


    Posted 8.1.16 Reply
  30. Anonymous wrote:

    absolutely in love with the nude heels!
    Fash 'n' fudge
    Fash 'n' fudge

    Posted 8.1.16 Reply
  31. Love the look of a lace bralette peeking out of lower-cut tops. Great look — especially your hair! x

    Jen | affecionada

    Posted 8.1.16 Reply

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