When I found this jumpsuit-new, with tags-on the rack at Housing Works (one of my favorite places for thrifting in the city) I immediately fell in love. I liked the silk, the crazy print, the fact that it was a jumpsuit, and a label (Ted Baker). For $10 I thought not of trying it on, only buying it and pairing it with various styles of shoes as I traipsed across the city in it. Its loose cut wasn’t exactly flattering to my body type, but it was so comfy and so cool, I was excited about wearing it anyway. Its baggy style is supposed to be slouchy and laid-back, but I never have seen this as a look that worked for me. That being said, rocking it with confidence is really all that matters, and I was so enamored with the print that I saw it as my new go-to brunch look.
If you really love something and it isn’t exactly the most flattering piece, I think you can pull it off anyway with one of two tricks.
1) Take it to a tailor. I may actually end up doing this with the romper, because as you can see in the photos below, it has a bit of a potato sack effect around my hips. I think trimming a few inches of fabric off could really make this piece look better for me. Never underestimate the power (or value) of getting something you really love custom fitted for you.
2) Wear it and remind yourself how hot you are anyway. Sure, this is something my grandma may have made curtains with, but I love it and it makes me smile. People gravitate toward positive energy, and I received several compliments on this jumpsuit which I attribute to that.
Fashion is about self-expression and its supposed to be fun! Don’t limit yourself!