The Trixie Romper in Red Waterlilies is what I decided upon, and having had weeks of gloriously hot weather here in the UK, its arrival coincided perfectly with the abrupt end of said beautiful, playsuit-friendly weather. Instead I dodged some rain showers and serious wind to take these photos. Thanks, Hurricane Bertha.
Let me tell you about everything I love about this playsuit. The shorts are perfectly 1940s - very full and flattering. They keep you decent in the wind too, being shorts and not a skirt. I think the length is great, too - covers up the upper thighs without being too long... though it must be said again that I am quite tall!
The bodice is tucked and draped to be flattering and quite supportive! The straps are also adjustable with a button to fasten and three buttonhole heights, which is brilliant if you're long-bodied like me. I often find playsuits to be too short in the torso - not that it was a risk with these in the end as the rise is authentically 40s and long. I have the straps on the middle button so there's room for someone who's even longer!
I like the shirring at the side which gives it a little leeway on size though I found it came up slightly large. It's not sized the same as the dresses, which come in standard dress sizes, but in XS to XXL. I went for the M as my measurements of 37" bust and 27" waist would seem to need it but I definitely should have gone for a S - hence the belt! But I think it works perfectly with said belt.
Outfit recap: Trixie Romper - c/o Trashy Diva
Shoes - Rocket Originals Sophia
Bamboo Earrings - Bow & Crossbones
Bamboo Bangles - Outerlimitz
Please come back summer - all is forgiven!
Thank you to Trashy Diva for giving me this opportunity... to catch a cold. ;) Seriously though - only love for this fabulous brand!
Do you have any favourite TD pieces from now or days gone by?