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Clothing: Rompers

Posted on Tue, Apr 10th, 2018

Romp to victory!

Can a piece of clothing be worn by, both, babies and adults? Can it prove to be comfortable for both? Oh yes, it can. Say hello to the Romper! The Romper has been baby wear since the early 1900s. It is a form of clothing where its bottom is connected to the top and covers the arms and the legs. In the early 1900s, they were popular playwear for children in the U.S. as they were perceived to have ample moving space and comfort of wearing. The first advertisement for rompers came out as a “pinafore” like garment that is easy to play in and made of pure cotton for easy wash. Rompers in many ways was the first modern casual clothing for children.

In France, only boys wore the rompers for many years. But their popularity peaked when women too started wearing it as leisure and beach wear during the 1950s. But then after some time it became less popular among girls and women and continued to be used by children only. But that wasn’t the end of the romper fashion. Made of terrycloth and often in a tube style, rompers re-emerged in the 1970s as a fashion for adult women.

The Y2K decade saw designers provide way more styles and materials for women’s rompers. So much so, rompers have cut out a niche for themselves in the fashion industry. Several designers including Deborah Sweeney and Juliette Hogan have come out with fashion rompers as a part of their collection.

Do not confuse it with its wide legged cousin, the jumpsuit. Jumpsuits, mainly used in military for pilots and sky divers, and by women as utilitarian clothes in factories, made its way into pop culture through celebrities like Elvis Presley and David Bowie. But then it slowly went out of fashion in the 1970s.

The rompers are here to stay. Now they are back in a big way with designers coming out with different patterns, details and silhouettes. Rompers are versatile; they can be worn as a garment to the beach or even to a fancy dinner party. Last but not the least it’s adventurous and fun! All you need is some quirkiness in you and you’re ready to take over the world in a romper! Find your perfect romper at

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