Long before Farmhouse Frocks came to fruition, I recall running into a beautiful, plus-sized woman wearing an extremely flattering pair of linen overalls. The image stuck and ever since, crafting linen overalls to compliment any figure has been on my to-do list.
After a bit of trial and error in production with my Amish seamstresses while trying to create a pattern conducive to every shape and size, the team and I honed in on our very first one-piece, dubbed the Rita Romper.
The Rita Romper, available in both oatmeal and charcoal gray in soft washed linen fabric, has quickly become a best seller. Happy customers frequently report back with stories of getting stopped on the street by romper admirers. With dozens of pairs sold each week online, at both our Millersburg and Sarasota Studios and at country living fairs, our talented Farmhouse Frocks’ seamstresses keep busy creating these intricate, highly detailed one pieces.
When asked about the design process, I say it became apparent right away that versatility was key. In an effort to flatter every figure, the Rita Romper has adjustable straps ideal for women of all sizes and heights. The wide leg pants on these overalls look effortlessly cute as-is or rolled up for petite ladies or women looking to show off a little ankle. It’s become the dream one piece for a casual day outdoors or as a fresh evening ensemble paired with great shoes and Farmhouse accessories.
My team and I love seeing all the unique ways the Rita Romper can be worn. With fall and winter right around the corner, pairing Rita with chunky sweaters, scarves and boots is an ideal and timeless way to transition your favorite summer outfit into a colder season.
Luckily, this romper is designed for a loose, casual aesthetic with plenty of room around the mid-section. Layering on top or underneath the bib to keep warm is a breeze. Show us your one-of-a-kind, seasonal take on the Rita Romper by tagging #farmhousefrocks on Instagram. We can’t wait to see what you come up with!
The Rita Romper is available online and at both the Sarasota and Millersburg storefront locations. Stay tuned for fresh spring colors! And for a little extra flare, don’t be afraid to rock your romper with one strap. It’s a great way to show off your “More Faith Than Fear” or “Fearless” graphic t-shirt.
Pro Tip: The Rita Romper offers a generous fit… on purpose! The Farmhouse Frocks gals recommend ordering one size smaller than usual.