Little girls look adorable in their sun suits and rompers! A romper is basically a one-piece garment consisting of shorts and tops sewn together, often with an elasticized waist and strapless or narrow strapped top. Most of them are fairly loose, which they have to be if you are going to pull the whole thing up over your hips and bust to get it on. They are similar to the gym suits of the 70’s–and like the gym suits of the 70’s they are ugly on women!
Little girls are delightful in their little gathered outfits. Ruffles and ties, cotton fabrics and flowers—they are darling if you are under five years old. Beyond that, they just look silly. Grow up, ladies, and wear real clothes.
Some rompers are knit, with halter style necklines and sleek fabrics, but they still don’t get beyond the basic design flaws of a one-piece garment. Even the skinniest models look baggy and saggy in them. Add a woman with a bit of belly and the romper design accentuates it. Waistline? Hidden by the rompers elastic waist and extra fabric. Legs? If you have them no one will notice because they will be so distracted by the ugliness of the design.
Forget rompers, and get yourself a cute pair of shorts and a matching top. They will fit better and flatter your figure—any figure. If you want the midriff covered, which rompers do very well, then wear a bodysuit under your shorts so it doesn’t come untucked. It is time to get out of the playroom and have some grown-up fun.