So after watching the latest Real Housewives of New York (RHONY), I've had a mental debate in my head about how I feel about jumpsuits / rompers.
On one hand, seeing someone like Avivia from RHONY in her fabulous leopard jumpsuit makes me fall in love with them and want to fill my closet full of the one piece beauties. On the other hand, seeing celebs wearing too tight, too short, or too camel-toey versions makes me want to ban them forever.
I currently own ONE romper. I bought it on a impulse last year at H&M to see if it was something I would ever wear**. They have the same one this year but it's not online to show you - this one from Forever 21 is pretty similar, though.
**A shopping tip I always share is if you are a little leery about a new trend, buy an inexpensive version at as store like H&M, F21 or ASOS and see if you end up wearing it. If you do, you can go ahead and splurge on an expensive version (if you want to). If you hate it and never wear it, your not out a ton of money so who cares!
Anyway, I ended up wearing the romper quite a few times last summer and while in Hawaii in October. I loved how simple it was...I could dress it up with fab wedges or heels and a statement necklace or I could be super casual with flip flops and a pony tail. It was very versatile and I definitely wore it more than I had planned.
The only thing I did not like about it was going to the bathroom. Ladies, I know you feel me here. When you're wearing a dress, a quick bathroom trip is just that - quick! With pants/shorts, it takes a bit longer but nothing we aren't used to. However, with a romper/jumpsuit, you have to take the WHOLE thing off. It's a little strange being that exposed in public bathrooms and it can be really drafty!
Here are my top picks for rompers this season. I am definitely getting a longer pant version but I am deciding on the rest!
Printed Rompers - Keep accessories simple with these; let them stand out on their own!
Comfy & Casual Jumpsuits - Laid back chic; effortless beauty. Great for traveling in style!
Sexy Sequined Rompers - Wear in place of a sexy LBD with strappy heels & a fab cocktail ring!
Bright & Bold Jumpsuits - Neutral wedges & big sunnies would be perfect with these!
I seem to gravitate towards the short versions but a classic black strapless or halter long pant version is a must for anyone trying it out. This Nicole Miller jumpsuit is to die for...the back is amazing!
Do you own a romper or jumpsuit? What are your thoughts about them?