A romper is one of the most versatile pieces of clothing you can have in your wardrobe. They regained popularity in the early 2000’s and since then have been a staple piece each season. Whether you like to wear yours bare legged and loose in the summer or with tights and heels in the winter, there’s something for everyone.
The romper or ‘playsuit’ as it was originally known, hails from 1930’s New York. It was worn as a piece of sports wear for the fashion conscious New York elite. A decade later it took its place among bathers at poolsides and beaches. Finally a further decade on, Marilyn Monroe sealed the fate of the romper in fashion history by wearing one herself. Raising it’s sex appeal through the roof!
Another option for evening wear is this black and nude lace style simulating the idea of skin beneath without actually showing it – very clever. The neat fitted shape and delicate low V neckline make this a perfect balance between pretty and racy.
Now, for you girls who like to dress a little more casually, fear not, there’s plenty out there for you too.
For example this long sleeved denim romper. If you’re aiming for laid back California cool, then this is the one for you. Roll up the sleeves, leave the top buttons open and tie the drawstring in a messy bow. Add a pair of bright white converse and tousled beach hair. Pair with a matte orange lip and just a lick of mascara and you’ll perfect that just rolled out of bed style.
Alternatively, a bright print like this blue and yellow floral romper lets the outfit do all the talking. Throw on a pair of sandals and a denim jacket for minimal fuss and ease and apply a light nude lip so as not to detract from the fabric. This will bring an injection of color into your outfit without the fuss of coordinating colors and shapes.