Jumpsuits, playsuits, rompers or ‘shorteralls’, as wittingly coined by Hannah Horvath in Season two of Girls HBO. This one piece garment was originally worn by children in the 19th century for its lightness and non-restrictive qualities, ideal for playtime. It wasn’t until the 1950s the romper became a popular option for women’s casual wear. Men on the other hand, are not particularly fond of the romper, citing that it makes women look like children. Therein lies the problem, how do you wear a romper without looking like a 5-year-old?
The key is in the silhouette and choice of fabric. Rompers in looser cuts and luxurious fabrics tend to go beyond the juvenile realm, and into the sophisticated and elegant day wear territory. The subject of today’s post is a great example of this. The loose fitting, long sleeve peach romper, together with cat eye sunglasses and a pink felt wide brim hat meets the brief beautifully. She looks comfortable and refined, the perfect outfit for a day at the country races (which is exactly where I took this picture).
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