Trend On Trial: Formal Rompers
I was really hoping I wouldn’t have to do this. I thought, surely, rompers will go away after a summer season or two and we won’t even have to talk about them in any "real" way. But, then this happened. It’s a J. Crew romper. In fact, there are three of them. Must we really, J. Crew? I seriously don’t know how to feel about this. I’m flummoxed. I’m befuzzled. I’m also a little afraid I might like the first one. But not because it’s a romper. I like it because it looks like a pair of sensible, slightly dressed up navy shorts paired with a ladylike blouse—a look I could totally get behind. But it’s not shorts and a blouse. It’s a onesie. A very fancy, deceptive onesie. And so I feel compelled to ask: WHY??!?! Are they more comfortable than shorts and a blouse would be? Surely the wrinkling that is likely to occur will destroy the shirt/shorts illusion fairly quickly so there must be a more pressing reason why one would choose this. Is it the "one-step dressing" allure? Because I get that. I do. I love the mornings when my outfits come together in one quick zip. Do you know how I achieve that sartorial experience? Dresses. Step in, zip up, you’re done and no one has to wonder weather or not you have residual childhood issues that you’re working through by dressing like a toddler.
Help me out Shop Talkers. Are rompers here to stay? Am I missing out by not owning one? What is the draw? What’s the allure? Aren’t they sort of like the city mouse cousin to country mouse overalls? Please help me to understand.
Rompers: Yay or Nay?