I’ll be the first to admit it: given the fact that my current rate of urgently needing to pee is basically once every thirty minutes, a one-piece probably isn’t the most practical thing I could be wearing. That being said, the amount of times I’ve reached for this Smash + Tess romper lately in spite of the inconvenience has to be a pretty good indication of just how good it is. I’ve been wearing this blush pink number often this summer, and especially lately as my arsenal of what fits my 31-week belly is shrinking more and more. The 100% cotton fabric has a sort of linen feel to it and has been perfect for keeping cool in the heatwave, especially because the shape is easy, relaxed, and effortless. And the fact that it isn’t a maternity piece is a bonus, since I know I’ll be able to make good use of it in the summers to come!
Size-wise, this romper is quite generous in fit. I had to bring it to my tailor to shorten the straps, but I think it could just be me since I have a pretty short torso. I also sized up to a small because there’s no stretch in the fabric and I wanted it to accommodate the growing bump for at least a little while. There’s still plenty of room, so as long as I’m still able to pull it up past my belly (that’s the tricky part!) I think it could be good to go for the whole pregnancy.
Smash + Tess is a Vancouver-based, women-run brand designing and making ethically produced loungewear in North America. Their pieces work well for a large range of shapes and sizes – I’m thinking about getting this one for nursing at home!
Romper | Smash + Tess (c/o, also comes in a stretchy jersey version)
Jacket | Everlane
Flats | Everlane (shared a review on these here)
Bag | A.P.C
Sunglasses | Karen Walker (also come in a Special Fit for low nose bridges!)