That Time I Tried On Denim Jumpsuits and Flowy Free People Tops…





Sooo…a few of you were wondering what some of Shana’s latest picks (specifically this denim romper and this flowy Free People top) looked like on a different body type.  For the record, Shana is “little eenie meenie!” (like I say in a high-pitched voice when I hug her) and I’m small on top, bootylicious on bottom.  Conventional phrases would probably call me “pear-shaped,” but that sounds so matronly.  I prefer “asstastic,” which is a word I literally just learned by Googling “bootylicious synonyms.”

You are welcome.

1. Free People Cold-Shoulder Sweater


I thought I was going to put this one on and be like, “nope.”  I thought it would accentuate the small on top, big on bottom . . . and while it’s voluminous on the bottom, somehow it worked?  I really liked how it kind of flowed over my belly and booty.  For the record, although this is “charcoal,” it definitely has a navy tint to it . . . which you can see when I pair it with my blanket scarf below.




Top: Free People Cold-Shoulder Sweater (size XS)

Shorts: Denim Shorts from Volcom (Similar)

Shoes: Unionbay Gladiator Wedge Sandals

Earrings: Gold Drop Earrings (Similar)


I followed Shana’s exact formula: add a scarf, skinny jeans and ankle boots.





Top: Free People Cold-Shoulder Sweater

Jeans: Express Moto Jean Leggings

Boots: BP Ankle Bootie (my favorite booties for fall . . . loving the color!)

Scarf: Oversized Blanket Scarf 

2. Treasure & Bond Sleeveless Denim Jumpsuit

To be honest, I wasn’t sure if this one was going to fit over my bottom half.  Usually rompers and jumpsuits are a no-go for me because I’m such different sizes on top and bottom.  It did fit, but I’m not sure it was super flattering.  It’s definitely not my usual style, and I actually liked the “later” styling much better.  I think the long-sleeved version would be my pick.






Jumpsuit: Treasure & Bond Sleeveless Denim Jumpsuit, Long-Sleeved Denim Jumpsuit (size Small)

Shoes: Sam Edelman (low in stock, similar sandals from Steve Madden)

Earrings: similar hoops

Bracelets: similar bangles






Jumpsuit: Treasure & Bond Sleeveless Denim Jumpsuit, Long-Sleeved Denim Jumpsuit

Shoes: BP Ankle Boots (similar)

Sweater: Moto Sweater Jacket (similar)


So what do you guys think?  Are posts like these helpful?  Let me know if there’s something else you’d like to see!






  1. This is fantastic. Thank you! It’s the one thing I can never gague from catalogues or websites. Sure it looks good on HER, but will it work for my long torso, curvy hips, short legs…?

  2. thanks – how tall are you Scotti… I’ve got my eye on that FP sweater and wondering what size to get. It’s so great to see the same clothes on different body shapes. I’m def more “Scotti-shaped” and often wonder if I can pull off Shana’s styles.

  3. Yay for Scotti! Very helpful post. In my mind there are two categories of “pear shaped gals” Those with slightly larger hips (that’s a lot of women) but can still pull off most things that proportional gals can because they are only 1 or 1/2 size different, and those who are 2 or 3 sizes different torso to hips. I’m in the later category. Having a baby and gaining a pooch and boobs has actually helped me wear more clothes because I am a bit more proportional. Not that I want the pooch of course! I wonder if one would actually have “cold shoulders” with that sweater though.

  4. Thanks for doing this- it is helpful to see styles on different body types (says the hourglass shaped 32DD size 4 of the bottom gal). I love the look of the Free People tops on you guys, but every time I try them on…it just does not work. I think it’s all about your personal style- mine is definitely more tailored, but you guys push me out of my comfort zone and sometimes it works (loved my distressed jean shorts this summer!) and sometimes it doesn’t (most Free People tops).

  5. These posts are so helpful. Great to see how the same thing fits on different people. Also, would love another hair tutorial of your hair in these pics. Trying to break out of my down-or-in-a-ponytail rut!

  6. This is fantastic. When I saw the title, I thought YES! I agree with the others- love Shana’s style but I’m definitely shaped like you. This was so helpful.

  7. Yes! Super helpful! And I totally agree with the commenter above about having a more tailored style but liking the push to try different things. It would be awesome to have tips on how to add a little bit of trends even if your body type can’t look great in the full on thing (for example, the skinny leg/huge top thing looks dreadful on me because I have a small top but pretty muscular legs, so those styles look awesome on Shana and Cams but just wind up making me look large and dumpy). Anyway, I love the inspiration I get from all the posts!

  8. Great post, I too fall into the pear shaped category. I have found that with something like a dress (or a jumpsuit I guess, not tried one yet) that I have to make sure my waist is accentuated or with my asstastic-ness then it just looks like I have no shape at all between my bust and my ass. So something that is baggy around the waist or has a dropped waist just does not work for me. For me, I think that is why the look with the jacket looks better, not because of the sleeves but because it alludes to your great curves under there, so for the ‘now’ look maybe something to accentuate your waist would help?

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