Just Shake Your Romper!

Given the fact that I've pretty much covered what my favourite summer trends are at the moment or what I'm most looking forward to wearing this season I decided to take a closer look into my closet for a favourite romper style.

I have a couple of unique jumpsuits, however the few that I really love are simple and solid coloured styles. You may have seen a few blogging lovelies with the jumpsuit or "romper situation," donning them beautifully and with great inspiration. Of course, by actually wearing one yourself there are pros and cons of rompers in general; especially when deciding on what type (if any) is for you, which may distinctly vary if considering functionality, texture, lifestyle, or trend. One of my recent favourites were of Marissa of Tastes and Style, Vahni of Grit and GlamourCheryl, of Oh To Be a Muse, and Mrs Bossa, of Mrs Bossa Does The Do; all wearing them in their own way or sharing their thoughts on the one-piece creation.
             
Fashion is playful and has such humour at times specifically when I think about rompers, because growing up I would laugh at the styles that my mother and grandmother wore during their childhood. Yet I find myself loving and wearing some of the exact styles that I ridiculed or simply thought I'd  n e v e r  wear.

Perhaps, the idiom: Don't knock it before you've tried it, or confidently know without a doubt that it's not for you could apply here...

That 50s, 60s, 70s show!  Disco times, free spirits and all around one-piece attire was popular during this era. From gigantic hem openings to jumpsuits of both solid and printed form were prevalent in the 70s. However, where did this crazy garment come from? Certainly, the 70s turned out fashions of the jumpsuit with an increasing nod to some, but rompers or shall we say what the French called, "barboteuse"(initially for boys), came to America in the 1900s, with a latter gain in popularity in the 1950s for both sexes.

When I hear the term jumpsuit I typically think about flight suits or Sidcot suits, which has invariably existed amongst males and females and before the trendy romper. Should men really talk about women who happen to fancy a romper? Well, come to think of it some of them actually wear rompers I mean jumpsuits don't they? Haven't you seen your fellow race car drivers, aviators, astronauts, prisoners, mechanics, plumbers, and skiers? Sure, your average person may not be into wearing Kevlar or Nomex garments... Call it what you want, but God almighty that's a romper style (okay, maybe not entirely, yet one-piece garment does apply there)!

If you aren't a fan of this roomy silhouette maybe it's because you correlate it to a child-like garment - something that was originally made for recreational and formal attire for the little ones that has now become popular as an adult play-suit. But, I digress!

Whether you're going to be wearing a romper/jumpsuit/play-suit or not, here's how I'll be wearing the comfortable versions that I do adore.
You saw this crochet-lace cardigan in my previous post. I added floral patches that I made, and dyed it fuchsia for a different effect. This white retro romper is light weight and very forgiving by it having smocking in the chest, in addition to an elastic waist.


The goods: (At top) Strapless romper-Urban Outfitters, Crop jacket- Michael Kors, Gladiator sandals-Urban Outfitters, Heels-Gifted-Nordstroms, Striped belt- Forever21, Black/gold cut-out belt- Gestalt Collection/Ladyofashion, (Above) Vintage crochet-lace cardigan, Wedges- Nine West, Retro romper-gifted, handmade dream catcher-sister's, hat.
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63 comments

  1. I love your jumsuit and the way you have style it.
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  2. Rompers are very trendy this season. I don't wear them but theobes pictured above looks very attractive on you. Have a nice weekend. xx

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  3. oh that jumpsuit is too cute and I love that feather detail too. You look gorgeous.

    Lee
    x

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  4. I LOVED this post. so much.

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  5. Fashionista_Next_Door10 June, 2011

    hehe! I looooove rompers and jumpsuits. Hubby hates them. He calls them "onesies" WHATEVER! Lol. I think they give you the ease an style of a dress, with the functionality of pants. Gotta love it!

    I. LOVE. THE. WHITE. ROMPER. I mean love. Super cute!

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  6. I love the look of the romper & jumpsuit; I'm still searching for one with the perfect fit!

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  7. Love your jumpsuits/rompers! So adorable they way you've styled them! And thanks for the mention, babe!

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  8. You look great in your romper/jumpsuits! I like how you styled them. I really like the white one on you, you look so pretty in it!

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  9. Your jumpsuit looks fabulous, very chic and lady-like. xxx

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  10. Oh to Be a Muse10 June, 2011

    i love that first outfit so much! you've been seriously styling lately, dear!

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  11. I'm so into rompers and jumpsuits, especially the 70s style!!

    xoxo,
    Mel

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  12. You + fedoras = mad sexy.
    I guess I'm good at math!

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  13. I always love a good jumpsuit and romper. There's nothing more minimalistic than the two and I agree with Vahni, love how you style them!

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  14. Thank you my dear, Thanks! -xxoo

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  15. Thank you much, Lee! :)
    xo

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  16. Hello there!
    Thanks for the lovely comment! Have wonderful day!  :)

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  17. haha! yes, my bf doesn't get them, but I love them! There's so many different styles out... This white one I could sleep in it's so comfy! Thanks doll, for the comment! -xo

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  18. Thank you V! No problem, I loved your post on the jumpsuit! :)

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  19. haha! Thanks Cheryl, although this is how I normally dress.. I did take an outfit post break, but now I'm back!! YAY! -xo

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  20. A BIG THANK YOU, Krystal I really appreciate it. Have a lovely weekend dear. :)

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  21. Hi Audrey,
     I'm hear you, and understand your love for rompers/jumpsuits. I'm certain you will find one soon! :)

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  22. Hey Mel, I was searching for one I thought you had, to link you up, but could not find it. I'm happy you're a romper lover too! Have a great day doll!-xo

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  23. Look at your dream catcher necklace! That's amazing. I'm a big fan of rompers and jumpsuits, too.

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  24. You look amazing! I've been on the hunt for a jumpsuit or romper, but i'm pregnant now so i'm not sure if i'll find any (that isn't maternity) to fit my belly:-). Thanks for stopping by too. XX

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  25. Melliott93011 June, 2011

    I just finally got my first romper (it's actually a hand-me-down from my roommate's sister!) and I cannot contain my excitement!! They really are the best, even though I swore when I was younger on my life I'd never, ever wear one!

    You style these so well - it makes them look timeless!

    -Marie
    So What If I Like Pretty Things

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  26. Oooh I like it, & love these calculations coming from the Queen of Style herself!  xxoo

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  27. Hello Vix,
     Thanks darling!  I'm loving the jumpsuit lately. -xo

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  28. You are style personified in the romper. With your beautiful silhouette you are the perfect wearer for the romper. I absolutely love the dream catcher. It is...for lack of a better term truly dreamy.

    Thanks for sharing the post on rompers. I always associate it with either childhood, playful and fun or like you said the disco era. I envision the beautiful ladies in silk wide legged rompers dancing at Studio 54 with Warhol luring in the background. An inspiring post!

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  29. I love the seventies romper!! Looks awesome with the dream catcher!!

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  30. I love that 2nd outfit. The dream catcher necklace over the white strapless romper looks uber cool. I had to read the fine print to confirm it was a necklace and not a design of the romper!

    Thanks for visiting my blog by the way.
    Daphne.
    http://fashiondivamommy.blogspot.com

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  31. Such inspired jumpsuits! I have been stalking a cute Sandro jumpsuit on Net a Porter this month and have been hesitant to take the plunge. You make them look so effortless, perhaps it's time for me to re-assess!

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  32. so cute! Love the way you've styled the first one

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  33. Thanks Lauren doll! Have a great weekend! -xo

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  34. Yes, I love this special dream catcher necklace... Thanks, Marissa! :)

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  35. Hi Stacey & welcome to my blog! Yes, I understand, my friend is pregnant & has managed to rock them with long cardigans. Thanks for the comment! -xxoo

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  36. Marie, what a sweet compliment.!
    Thanks so much! Well, thrifted rompers or hand-me-downs as you say are even better - carry on the story of the your flat mate's romper & style it in a way that's your own! Though, I'm sure you will nicely! -xo

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  37. Oh Ambu, you are too sweet!!
    lately, (I believe because of loads of research for work) I've been really into mixing history with my outfits, i'm happy that it's well-received & that people are getting a bit more info! Glad that you were inspired! I always appreciate your comments, Thank you! :)

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  38. Hello there again!
    Thanks for stopping over, the dream catcher is definitely my favourite. Have a great weekend! -xxoo

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  39. Hi Daphne, no problem, it was my pleasure! 
    Thank you for the lovely comment. Yes, the fine print always tells more detail about my outfits! lol Have a lovely weekend! :)

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  40. oooohh lala! I LOVE Net-a-Porter... well, at least for inspiration! Go ahead, I invite you to take the plunge, I think you will be happy when you do! *(start with something simple, if you're not certain)

    Thank you for the kind words! :)

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  41. aww, Thank you much dear for your comment! Have a great weekend! -xxoo

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  42. The romper/jumpsuit looks fabulous on you, but I LOVELOVELOVE the dreamcatcher/neckalce. LOVE :)

    ~Em K

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  43. Sick By Trend11 June, 2011

    last outfit is my favorite one!!! :D 

    xxHave a nice weekend! :)www.sickbytrend.com

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  44. I still am suffering from romper intimidation.... I will over come!!!

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  45. I haven't tried rompers but you look fabulous in that first outfit- the belt ties  it together so well.

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  46. Hi Em, Thanks! It's my sister's special piece that I have! -Love it! -xo

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  47. Thanks, hope you're enjoying your weekend as well !-xo  :)

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  48. Thank you! Enjoy your day! -xxoo

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  49. Yes, overcome, overcome!! lol  I'm sure if you like them you will find something cute & simple, that's why I love these (no prints just simple) -xo.

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  50. Hello there, Elle! Thanks so much, I love accessories!

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  51. jezebel53813 June, 2011

    Love, Love, Love. Especially the white outfit with the hat! (I am a total disaster in white, cant do it!)

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  52. I've been saying how much I want to try rompers for a couple years now...I think it's time I make the leap! You look fabulous!

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  53. Sweet Veloso14 June, 2011

    I had rompers before...but I sold it when I went back to Bangkok...I should have not sold it right??? I do have a couple here...but I need a new set....

    I love the dream catcher necklace...

    Kisses
    Sweet
    PensandLens@mistytewest

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  54. Thanks lady!The white one is so comfortable. I normally don't wear white, but summer calls for such the occasion. haha!  :)

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  55. Take the leap dear! I'm sure you will look amazing! Thanks so much!
    Madison  -xo

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  56. Thanks Sweet!
    I'm certain you can find an affordable romper that looks great, you have a good eye for colour. 
    -xo

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  57. sartorialsidelines14 June, 2011

    Wow, how much do I want to run out and buy a romper? Although I could never pull it off as well as you...

    xoxo ~ Courtney
    http://sartorialsidelines.blogspot.com

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  58. Thanks Courtney! Try one, there are just too many cute ones that I feel can be modified for many lifestyles! -xxoo
    Happy finding! ;-)

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  59. I loooooooove the white jumpsuit!! Also thank you for going on a bit of a romper history. I actually LOVE the look of the rompers but I hate the ladies room processes...I still own 2 but I really think carefully where I wear them b/c of the whole getting naked situation...lol. 

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  60. Hey there friend,
     Thank you so very much! I love history & so happy that you enjoyed this post. It means alot... yes, wearing a romper does require some undressed (restroom) times. lol :)

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