The Romper

Ohhh rompers. What are we going to do with them? They look so cute on the mannequin and then you try them on and all of your hopes and dreams are shattered. I’m going to go ahead and make the distinction and say that rompers are “onezies with shorts” and jumpsuits are “onezies with pants.” Rompers are very tricky. It’s like buying a bikini when you can’t buy the tops and bottoms separately. The stars have to magically align if it’s going to fit. I personally love rompers (every one in a gazillion times that they actually fit). They’re a great way to switch it up and deviate from your normal look.

There are two major issues with rompers that you must be aware of. The first is the camel toe. DO NOT WEAR A ROMPER IF IT GIVES YOU A CAMEL TOE. People will literally point and laugh at you. The second is the back. Always check to see what the back looks like in a mirror. A lot of times, especially with rompers with loose flowy bottoms, your cheeks (you know which ones I’m talking about) may be exposed. Don’t wear a romper if it doesn’t fully cover your butt. Once again, people will literally point and laugh at you. Additionally, it’s just not cute. The point I’m trying to make is that just because you like it on the mannequin, doesn’t mean it’s right for you. If you like it that much, buy it for a friend, and take a picture with her while she’s wearing it. Then you can look at it forever and always. LOLZ.

Romper Rules:

  • Rompers that are made out of sweatshirt material or super comfy cotton are very casual. They’re appropriate for the beach and only the beach.
  • Make sure it fits (duh).
  • Rompers can be nice and worn on a night out, but they are never formal—not for your little sister’s Bat Mitzvah ladies.
  • ACCESSORIZE your rompers. Always. Belts, earrings, jackets make it look like an outfit, not a gym uniform.
  • Never drink too much while wearing a romper…one pieces and restrooms are not good friends.

Some stuff you can romp-around in:

Romp by Day:

Alice + Olivia

Cuffed Combo Romper by Alice + Olivia

Available online from Shopbop

Twelfth St. by Cynthia Vincent

Fabric Block Romper by Twelfth St. by Cynthia Vincent

Available online from Shopbop

Romp by Night:

Naven

Beachbum Romper by NAVEN

Available online from NAVEN

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3 thoughts on “The Romper

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  2. Two out of three look like shorts with a top… so why not just wear shorts with a top… I read these rules yet every time I see a woman in a short romper or a jumpsuit they are pulling at them every which way… never do these women seem like this is something they thought was a good idea an hour into their outfit and event choice…

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