Romper and Jumper Dilemma
Hello Darlings, Some things tend to puzzle my mind that at first seem like a bad idea and then come to make sense. The fashion circuit sees the rise and fall of number of such ideas and among them is the now infamous romper or jumper. Upon my research, I've come to learn that jumper and romper are of the same garment family, except that jumper indicates a long pant. Yes, ladies there's a difference and no you were not the only one to be unaware of the fact. Rompers are short, jumpers are long! With an absolute fashion labeling faux pas behind us, shall we continue with the discussion of bad idea gone right!
Since the rise of the romper and jumper a few seasons ago with its boho-fabulous appeal, the garment has evolved into a full fledged evening appropriate option. With designers making the romper glamorous and it becoming a fashion favorite of many, the jumsuits have also come to replace evening gowns. With some time and inner monologue that resulted in minor identity crises, I've finally understood the appeal. I bought my first romper which then shortly followed by a second purchase of another.
At first the idea of a romper reminded me of my Catholic high school days where our quilts had shorts in them to keep the ambitious teenage girls from rolling the skirt to inappropriate length. Or as a second scenario it reminded me of my niece's rompers that seemed to be much more practical for a toddler than a mature woman.
Et voila! I became a convert. How this magical transition happened I will attribute it to mass media pressure. As it turns out they are incredibly comfortable and practical especially from a stand point of avoiding accidental indecent exposure. Yes I am suggesting that more women should wear rompers to go partying to avoid the infamous Britney Spears and Paris Hilton moments after few drinks in their system.
So with the triumph of a romper and a jumper, I must admit that perhaps not all fashion trends ought to be explained but perhaps just embraced. While I may not understand the appeal of Birkenstocks for the life of me, one day perhaps they will become my best friends. In the meantime, Birkenstocks, Crogs and leggings are still out of question for me and most likely will remain in the same category of "Never, Ever". Until the day that I change my mind of those three, the rompers and jumpers are so in!