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A Romper: The Frilly Kind

Updated: May 31

The romper also known as a play suit is a one-piece or two-piece combination of shorts and a shirt. I am sure you've seen a few. Personally, I've seen them everywhere however they are not new. In the early 1900s, rompers appeared in the U.S and became popular as play wear for younger children because they were ideal for movement. They were light and loose fitting which was a major change from the more restrictive clothing children wore in 19th century Victorian era. As time passed, the romper evolved and became super popular in the 1940s. In the 1950s, they were primarily worn for leisure and beachwear. Finally, they re-emerged in the 1970s as everyday wear for adult women. What was once an item considered only for beach wear became an important staple that was worn for various occasions. We have seen many versions of the romper throughout the years. Not only are they known for their comfort and versatility but they really do flatter many body types. A complete win-win. You might be asking yourself "Can I wear a romper?" Of course you can! Here is a quick guide to help you choose the right type:




The 3 Common Body Shapes:


Apple

If you tend to gain and carry weight in the midsection and have a larger bust compared to your hips, you will need to seek rompers that really define your waist. Rompers with a tie below the bust line, v-necks or scoop neck tops would work really well for you. You could get away with a short hemline to show off those long legs.


Hourglass

The shape all of us envy! Your body is proportionate throughout. Rompers that accentuate your waist with a well fitted top would really show off your perfect curves. If you're feeling daring, you could seek out the rompers with a low cut top to show off your ample cleavage.


Pear

If you tend to gain and carry weight on the bottom half (thighs and butt) your waist is typically well-defined so you should consider rompers that dip in at the waist. You could also wear the off-the shoulders style to show off those slim shoulders.


This canary yellow romper I am wearing is perfect to wear on a summer night! Especially to go salsa dancing! Yesss! It features a surplice neckline with exaggerated ruffles throughout and has a stretch waistband that can be adjusted with a tie. The romper itself doesn't have any stretch to it so you may need to size up. The great thing about this one is that the shorts are underlined to help conceal that area. Unfortunately it is sold out everywhere however you can find similar rompers here Liketoknow.it My stiletto mule sandals are from my favorite local boutique DreamGirlsKloset. You can purchase a similar shoe here Liketoknow.it Let's talk about this cute purse I picked up from my local Target. It's circular shaped; a straw; and a cross body bag with spacious interior with an adjustable shoulder strap. How convenient! Plus it matches perfectly with my mules. You can purchase the same purse here Liketoknow.it We can't forget these cute tassel earrings I picked up from H&M. You can purchase the exact ones here Liketoknow.it


What do you think about this outfit? Do you like rompers? Why or Why not? Comment below!



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