The Romper. Every Summer they fill the stores, tempting us, making us long for care-free days on the beach or exploring a new city. I will inevitably take one off the rack and bring it back to the dressing room to simultaneously be reminded of why I LOVE and HATE rompers.
Rompers are the cute, trendy, all-in-one outfit that every girl wants to own. They don’t blow up when you are on a windy beach like sundresses and give you instant style. That is, if you can find one that fits. And if you can make it work – CONGRATULATIONS – you have just found your go-to Summer outfit. Don’t stop there! Try on the romper’s sophisticated older sister, the Jumpsuit!
The problem is, for most of us, the fit of a romper is less than desirable. My rule when trying on rompers is, “If you wouldn’t wear these pieces separately, you shouldn’t wear them attached to each other.” For me, it is the bottom half that is always the problem. It is like my tush completely blends into my lower back and disappears. For others with long torsos, the waist may hit them in an awkward spot which can also lead to the dreaded (dare I say it?) ‘camel toe’. And don’t even get me started on the dance you have to do when nature calls. So, take a long look in that mirror before you commit.
If rompers aren’t the look for you, no worries. Try another hot trend right now – matching separates!
By: Jennifer Saul