6 Tips for Buying the Best Vintage Rompers for Full Figures

July 1st, 2011

how to wear a romper plus size

Hello and Happy Friday, everyone — and DAY BEFORE THE HOLIDAY WEEKEND!!!!!

With a glorious 3-day mini-vacay ahead of us — full of BBQs, beaches, fireworks & fun — it’s safe to say that some of us vintage lovers will be opting for the must-have, go-to piece of the summer season: VINTAGE ROMPERS!

A few weeks ago I told you about the history of rompers in my newsletter (hint: they were first worn by little boys!) and gave you some very modern suggestions to peruse on my Shop Finds page.

But today, I’m going to get a bit more specific with this snazzy style, as inspired by a recent question posed by vintage lover Lauren G:


” I really dig rompers. I mean could the fashion gods have designed an easier, more stylistic way to look cute on the go? However, I have a little extra “love” in my midsection and don’t want to look like a cute human stuck in sausage packing, look pregnant, or anything else that super accentuates my plus-sizeness.

Although my super mission to get healthy is going well (Down 20.4 lbs!) for the time being I am still on the plus side of life. A beautiful plus size friend of mine recently wore a black romper out and looked stunning, but I really love the floral prints and not so plain ones.

Is it possible for me to partake in this fashion trend in floral print? Or am I doomed to fade to black?!”


Lauren, thank you SO MUCH for this question and CONGRATULATIONS! on achieving goals to feel and live in happy harmony with your HEALTH.

I strive to educate, enlighten and entertain you to see vintage fashion as a great source of style for YOU, no matter your body shape or how close you are to that “goal weight” we all seem to have, no matter our size.

Keep reading after the jump for some more of my personal musings on embracing the beautiful you, and to answer’s Lauren’s great question: For 6 great tips on successfully wearing vintage rompers for plus-size style!

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Vintage Shopping in Canada: Best Stores of Toronto, Victoria & Vancouver

June 30th, 2011
sam's sideshow vintage boutique canada

Hello and happy Thursday, everyone!!! With the 4th of July fast approaching, today’s post is a tad contrary to expectations: Instead of profiling AMERICAN vintage stores, I’ve decided to profile CANADIAN ones, instead! Why? Because part of being a proud American is recognizing the strength in other country’s people, cultures, economies and for all intents […]

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Blogger’s Closet Raid Recap!

June 28th, 2011
the coveted bloggers closet raid

Hello and happy Tuesday, everybody! I know I gushed about it in yesterday’s post … but I had SUCH a good time being that crazy-hyper vintage girl at the Blogger’s Closet Raid as sponsored by Lyst [check them out — seriously awesome site to curate your favorite fashion!] this past weekend, that when event organizer […]

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How to Wear Vintage Floral Palazzo Pants

June 27th, 2011
vintage fashion outfit palazzo pants

Hello and happy modern vintage Monday, everyone!!! I don’t even know where to begin with the amazingness that was this past weekend, thanks to so many NYC-based vintage and fearless fashionistas who came to speak with me and be styled in vintage from my closet at Saturday’s Blogger Closet Raid! HUGE shout outs to Page, […]

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Gratefulness Giveaway: Win a Vintage ’70s Handbag & ’50s Broach!

June 24th, 2011
vintage fashion giveaway

**THIS GIVEAWAY HAS CLOSED!** **CONGRATULATIONS TO MELANIE MONTEZ FOR WINNING!** Hello and happy … GRATEFULNESS FRIDAY GIVEAWAY!!!! This giveaway was actually supposed to happen LAST Friday, but because of being a very busy (but grateful!) bee, I postponed it until today. And I believe it was a blessing in disguise, because the inspiration I had […]

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Styling Vintage with Modern (Anthropologie)

June 23rd, 2011

I styled 5 vintage looks using one pleated skirt from Anthropologie at A Little Wicked Boutique. Keep reading after the jump to vote for your favorite look! CLICK “READ MORE” TO VOTE!

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Shop My Closet this Saturday! $5-$15 Vintage Pieces

June 22nd, 2011
blogger closet raid flyer

Hello and happy Wednesday, everyone! I’m really excited for today’s post because it’s announcing a chance for me to meet vintage lovers based in New York City this SATURDAY! I was invited by The Coveted to participate in a very special “Blogger Closet Raid” event & sale this Saturday at the Tribeca Grand Hotel from […]

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How to Modernize a Vintage Maxi Dress

June 20th, 2011

Hello and happy MODERN VINTAGE MONDAY, everyone! It was an insanely gorgeous weekend in NYC this weekend … proven with visual evidence thanks to this photo I snapped running in Central Park yesterday. Beautiful! The sky in the picture above is just as if not more beautiful — as are the rest of the shots […]

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