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Romping Around the Summer Time

June 16, 2010

I remember back in the 1990’s when I used to lover wearing Rompers.  I could wear them lounging around the house, out running errands, I even had one when I was pregnant.  I just loved them, but nowadays rompers are seeming to work their way back into the fashion scene.  Anyone who has worn them back in the day, or are wearing them to date cannot deny that they’re comfortable, fun, and you could almost practically wear them anywhere especially with the new styles and designs they are being fashioned in.  Picture from The Gloss.

Urban Original (or UrbanOG) is blazing the trails with their new hot styles of the Rompers.  Browsing around the internet I’ve seen blogs and articles talking about rompers not being a popular commodity, but if you’re like me and you actively take your time watching the fashion scene of what people wear everyday, you just may find a few Rompers prancing about.

Whether you fancy strapless, one shoulder strap, deep back V-cut, you’re bound to find something interesting.  Dress them up with high heel sandals, tennis, flat sandals or flip-flops, they can be coordinated to fit any summer occasion or most events to keep cool, comfortable, at the same time being stylish.

The Glamourous Life popularized the Rompers and makes mention of how they were originally designed for boys in history’s time.  But it’s amazing how the fashion industry has taken another look at them and revised them to be made and worn by women. 

The Romper, in a sense, is very much like the coveralls, except they fit loosely and the styles and design get away from the coveralls look.  The legs are shorter, and puffed pants are sometimes associated with the Rompers.  They are a cute combination of shorts and a shirt.  The name “Romper” can include one-piece bathing suits, clubwear and short jumpers.  Picture from Women’s Rompers.

Rompers first appear in America in the 1900’s.  Originally made as play wear for younger children being ideal for their ease of movement.  They were light and loose fitting, a major change from the much more restrictive clothing children wore during the 19th Century Victorian era.  Conventional styles varied country to country, while in France they were worn as dressy play wear among children.  It wasn’t until the 1950’s when their popularity gained recognizable speed being worn not just by children but by women also.  Time afterwards, the garments were worn by infants, but seemed to become lesser commonly worn by young girls and women.

In the 2000’s Rompers have resurfaced and are making more of a presence worn by women.  Since 2006 Rompers have enjoyed a minor renaissance as a fashionable garment for women.  Several designers have presented collections including Romper suits and they are offered by many retailers. 

Among the designers who have re-introduced rompers into the fashion scene are Mara Hoffman, Marc Jacobs and Maz Azria.  They showcased their styles and designs of the Romper in their Spring 2009 collections.  The Romper trend has grown popularity in part because it is versatile, easily converting from day to night, as well as from casual to upscale.  The modern Romper comes in various fabrics, styles, and fits. 

American Apparel is among the many retailers to carry Rompers made of chambray, pique cotton, loop terry, and velour, in long and short styles.  You are also likely to see Rompers flooding the racks at some neighborhood boutiques as well.  

Prices of the Rompers vary price to price, style to style, but are unique and a great addition to anyone’s wardrobe.  So if you’re planning to enhance your wardrobe with some of the latest styles in Rompers, be sure you have the right figure to wear them.  Enjoy the many designs and styles.

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