The romper is an interesting article of clothing. Why? Because no one ever looks truly stunning in a romper. You have to pray that your torso length and inseam all coalesce into the designers dream proportions. Often times they do not, leaving you with too much bag in the lower area (or even worse, not enough!) and a top that hangs loose or tugs too tightly across the chest. And I wasn’t blessed with a wide, swaying set of hips, but gosh I can only imagine the dilemmas those bones would throw into the mix.
Instead, you have to settle with what looks the best. Why bother with an ill-advised fashion choice? Because something about them makes you feel comfortable and cute, like a baby in a onsies, but also statuesque, like a model on her day off walking around Paris or London. You feel airy, like when you’re wearing a dress, but you can sit without crossing your ankles, and you can even splay your legs wide on green summer grass, like all the dudes trying to cool off 😉
I think I might have found my perfect fit with this second hand Old Navy find.
The ruffles are cute and don’t actually make my chest look horrifically large, as ruffles tend to do The color is intense, yet still muted. The length isn’t too long, but not so short that that I’m constantly checking the cheeks, and its loose for those really muggy days where it seems like every pore in my body is working overtime. Bonus, they have pockets, so I can really be all brooding and pavement stomping.
Rompers are also functional day to night pieces. You can go simple and wear them with flats and boho necklaces, and at night you can rev up the accessories, for a harder look. Also, they’re perfect when you don’t feel like wearing that mini-skirt, but jeans seem sweltering.
What have your experiences with rompers been? Good, so-so? Or has a romper left you screaming to the hills to hide?