Sailor’s Delights by Elegant Moments
I first spotted this cuteness of a suit on Instagram being worn as a swimsuit. She looked so lovely and was surprised to be told it was a costume! I had to grab one for myself and this is what happened!
I ordered the 3X/4X as I have wide hips and need the extra material. As I had suspected it was a bit on the short side and added my short petticoat – even though it wasn’t in a matching color or pattern – my red petticoat was too fluffy and long to work with the length. The bust was much more giving and had a hard time filling it.
I’m wearing the costume without any alterations in this post. This will help to show how it will look straight out of the packaging and what to plan for if you are close to my measurements. I plan on having a little bit of alterations on the bust for it to fit snug as designed.
The costume is still very cute! The hat completes this design and decided to do the one victory roll. I was aiming for a simple look and can add large side victory rolls and curled hair for a more dressier style.
Measurements: 48 – 44 – 55 Height: 5’0
If your hip size is smaller than mine I’d recommend the 1X/2X size instead as it is very loose on the bodice. If you’re not petite as I am, you can wear a longer petticoat in white, red or navy for added coverage. Another trick is wearing a short skirt you normally wear underneath for the added length.
I found this costume at: www.yandy.com
Remember to grab your Halloween costumes right away before the frenzy starts!
Do you have a special costume you’d like some help finding? Let me know and will see what I can dig up!