They re-appeared on the fashion scene several years ago, and initially were received with mix reviews. But I have to admit, women’s rompers and jumpers (or jumpsuits) have indeed grown on me! I used to joke and refer to them as “baby clothes” – but as tends dictates – they are anything but kid-like! From dressy rompers, suitable for a night out with the girls – to more casual styles, for a day in the park or at the beach…these throwbacks are making a come-back!
There are many people who have varying opinions on rompers. Rompers are similar to jumpsuits; however, they tend to be shorts rather than long pants. A romper may have short sleeves or it may be sleeveless. It is possible to find rompers that have three quarter length sleeves. This season, they are being seen primarily in bright, solid colors, and they are also being seen with military inspired accents. They are generally constructed of jersey or cotton. Though you will find more dressy sets made of silk and poly/rayon blends. Many women view ropers as comfortable lounge wear for the home or a vacation. However, there are very few workplaces that would allow a woman to wear such a garment, so don’t press your luck and think you can wear one to work! Rompers tend to be highly fitted garments, and they can be quite unforgiving to a woman’s figure. You’ll definitely find plus size rompers, however – whether you be a size 2 or 18…it’s best to wear some sort of foundation garment or women’s body girdle (like Spanx) just to keep things smoothed down. There are women who believe that if a person is overweight, she should not wear one because it tends to emphasis bulges or extra body fat. However, it is possible to find jumpers that are designed for larger women. It is mostly a matter of what a woman is comfortable wearing.
Women’s jumpsuits can vary in length. They may be pants length or end in a Capri style length. Jumpsuits may have short sleeves, be sleeveless, or have a spaghetti strap style top. Jumpsuits, for the 2010/2011 fashion season, may be constructed of almost any type of material, including silk,cotton, jersey, or denim. This season, they are commonly being paired with gladiator sandals or espadrilles. Unlike ropers, jumpsuits are being seen on the runway in an explosion of different patterns and colors. Another popular feature of jumpsuits this season is a belted waistline. This is quite flattering to slim figures, and it is quite effective at producing an hour glass figure for women who do not have one. Jumpsuits are generally most flattering on slim women; however, if you are comfortable wearing one, then rock it.