spilling romper secrets

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romper: ModCloth (wearing size Large) // blazer: Forever 21 via Poshmark (similar) // shoes: Moorea Seal (similar on super sale) // purse: Steven Alan c/o Shopbop (similar)

photos by Chelsea Francis

Let's talk rompers. For years, women everywhere have uttered the phrase "rompers just don't fit my body." It's easy to understand why - rompers are an admittedly challenging piece of clothing to wear (especially for small-bladdered humans), much less to find in the correct fit and shape of your body. Unlike dresses or even pants, rompers have to hug exactly the right places and none of the wrong ones in order to work.

My theory? There's a romper out there for everyone. Just like not every body is the same, not every romper is one-size-fits-all. However, there is a romper out there, with your exact measurements, just waiting to be found. Think of them as the glass slipper of clothing. The Goldilocks' porridge of fashion. You have to kiss a few frogs to find your soulmate and try on a few (hundred...) rompers to find your perfect fit.

The secret to a well-fitting romper is all in the waist. Torso proportions are exceedingly important when it comes to rompers. Long-torsoed babes should keep an eye out for rompers that fit like low-rise shorts with a tank top or blouse attached. For short-torsoed gals like myself, high-waisted rompers that appear more like fit-and-flare dresses are the way to go.

This particular romper fits my proportions so perfectly that I'm almost not sure it could fit anyone else. The waist-to-crotch measurement is so exact that a sudden growth spurt would turn this playsuit into my birthday suit in seconds flat.

Are you pro-romper? Tell me about your romper trying and buying experience!

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