Please explain a romper.
I don’t really understand how this happened. Until a few years ago, a romper was a one-piece playsuit for babies, also known as a onesie.
Having never had a baby, I’m not sure what the practical benefits are of a one-piece outfit. Maybe it saves you from having to continually tuck in your toddler’s shirts? Less laundry than separates? The legs cover unsightly diaper rash that a dress might expose? I’m not sure. At any rate, suddenly it has become a fashion item for grown women – an easy breezy summer staple for hitting up barbecues and festivals. I would like to point out, however, that baby rompers have a major design feature that adult rompers lack: crotch snaps.
There is no good way to navigate a port-o-potty in a romper. But the idea of a crotch snap brings back nightmarish visions of the bodysuits of the early 90’s. This one has the added features of being a ribbed knit and having a mock turtleneck, just how we liked to wear them with our high waisted jeans.
I admit that I do find today’s lady rompers much cuter than the bodysuits of yore, but will probably look back and wonder what I was thinking. I will close this post with the most awesome clip ever, which I found searching the internet for 90s bodysuit. Rosie Perez working it OUT on Soul Train to Whitney Houston’s ‘So Emotional.’ You’re welcome.