9.01.2014

Evening Jumpsuit

I know I'm a little late hopping on the jumpsuit bandwagon.  It's not that I haven't liked them - I have loved them for YEARS, well before they became uber-trendy.
Romper:  Torrid (Available here)
Necklace and Bracelets:  Express
Problem?  At 4'9" and with curves, I was never able to find one that would work for my body - even with alterations.

Recently, I stumbled across this knit jumpsuit from Torrid.  I wasn't sure it would work or that I would like it in the knit fabric, but I find their size 0 to be a rather good fit without too many alterations, so I decided to give it a try.
Clutch:  The Limited
The jumpsuit certainly wasn't a perfect fit, but I was so excited to see that it was workable!

The pants were too long, and the shoulders were too wide.  I still need to get the jumpsuit hemmed, but I was able to create a fix to the ruched shoulders of the jumpsuit by hand-ruching some additional gathers, creating a more narrow shoulder.

White, black, and neon pink accents lend a cool summery vibe to the jumpsuit, but I'm eagerly thinking of ways to style this piece for fall.

My experience in trying to find a jumpsuit was a lesson/reminder of the realism required in deciding whether a piece will work or not.  Being so petite and curvy, I'm used to having to have everything altered. 

Some pieces can be re-worked without a ton of effort and expense (like this jumpsuit), while some pieces are just not meant to be.
Over the last holiday season, I bought a different black jumpsuit and had it altered, and altered, and altered.  The end result?  A jumpsuit that fit incredibly poorly in the crotch area and that made me feel larger than I am.  In trying to take photos with it...I actually split the crotch!  This jumpsuit, as cute as I may have thought it was at first purchase, was just not meant to be.  I plan on eventually having that jumpsuit altered into a dress so that it won't be a total loss, but for now...it sits in my room as a reminder to pick my clothing purchases more carefully!
Are you a fan of jumpsuits?

8 comments:

  1. Sophisticated CurvesSeptember 1, 2014 at 6:28 AM

    Beautiful piece. Love it!!

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  2. I love what you did with the jumpsuit. It definitely looks even better on you now. Big fan!

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  3. Thank you so much, Sophisticated Curves!!

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  4. Thanks so much, Cheryl!! Can't wait to wear this for fall!! <3

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  5. This one looks really good on you! Is your hair redder or am I seeing things?

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    1. Thanks Carla! It's not redder than it was on my Facebook post, but the lighting seems to really change the colors of my hair! :-)

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  6. Love the look and the hair - great color.

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    1. Thanks so much, Heather!! I haven't played with my hair in a long time - it's fun to do something different! :-)

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