Trend on Trial: The Romper

Ok, I didn’t want to have to do this. In fact, I didn’t think I was going to have to. I thought the whole romper trend might just pass right on by Charlotte and leave us a happy little city where people wore tops AND pants. As separate pieces. Obviously, I was wrong.

Over the course of the last week I’ve seen at least five rompers being worn around town. I dismissed the first of these as flukes; people who saw some photo of Leighton Meester in People magazine and thought “Oh maybe that’s what the kids are wearing these days.” Then, a friend showed up for lunch at Big Daddy’s in one. Showing up for lunch in one is one thing. Showing up for lunch on Sacred Beloved Hamburger Ground in one is essentially blasphemy. Which is why I feel I must state my feelings on this.

Unless you are a) under 12 or b) under 12 pounds, this trend is really pushing the “I’m trying too hard to look like a playful little girl” envelope. It’s a slippery slope that leads to things like pacifiers and Hello Kitty paraphernalia. I strongly advise against it.* If you feel you absolutely must wear one, may I suggest a belt? And heels? And anything else that will make it obvious you got your driver’s license before Obama became president?

*This is coming from a girl who is wearing a fedora, scarf, and fourteen gold necklaces today in an attempt to dress boho. So, you know, take this as you will.

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