Friday, July 10, 2015

Fashion Over Fifty: Rompers

 The last time I wore a romper was in Junior High gym class when all the girls had to wear gym uniforms.  Is there anyone else out there as old as me that remembers those uniforms?  Oh, we girls hated wearing those uniforms, and I swear, it's because of those ugly uniforms that to this very day I still detest working out and anything to do with sports.  Don't ever force a young girl to wear something she doesn't want to, it never turns out well in the end. :)

So when rompers first appeared on the fashion scene last year, I was like "Hmmm, they look great on everyone else, but do I really want to go back there?"   But you know me, if something new catches on in the fashion world, like kimonos, hats, etc. it takes me awhile to really embrace it, usually a full season later.

I still had not made up my mind about rompers until I was browsing at J. C. Penney (mine is sold out, but HERE is a similar one) and I saw one.  I had some time on my hands, so I thought "Why not try one on?" so I did.  Off to the dressing room I went, and when I saw the results in the mirror, I knew that romper would be going home with me.  Gone were my nightmare memories of Junior High gym uniforms.  I was in love with the modern romper.
Now, what do I love about rompers?
  First of all, and the most important thing, COMFORT.  Oh my goodness, the loose fit, the silky, soft fabric, the pockets, and a drawstring waist…could I ask for anything more?  
Secondly, the APPEARANCE.  Who knew rompers could be so flattering?  But they are!  Everyone who has tried one can attest to that.  It hides my tummy, yet gives the illusion of a waist with the drawstring.  The same solid color on top and bottom, also elongates the torso.  It's like an instant tummy tuck!
 Now I must admit, I have yet to wear this romper.  I want to, but our summer in Wisconsin has been quite cool and this is definitely a hot weather garment.  And by hot, I mean 90 degrees and above.  It is a very thin fabric,  sleeveless, and short…so there is a lot of skin revealed.  I am looking forward to wearing it when and if the temperatures ever rise for I think I will stay quite cool and comfortable in it, but until then, it stays in my closet.

But I did want to practice accessorizing with it so when that first sultry day comes I will be prepared!  Because the romper is so plain, it really needs to be dressed up with accessories.  I chose this multi strand gold necklace for this photo shoot, but I could see it with a long gold pendant as well.
 I chose gold jewelry to match the gold detail in the tassels of the romper.  I wore gold bracelets on my wrists as well, and carried a nude cross body bag from a.n.a.
 My nude sandals also had a gold detail in them.
 Now every one's top concern about rompers is getting them off and on easily to use the restroom.  This one has one small button in the back, and then it slips right off.  It doesn't take any more time than unbuttoning and unzipping a pair of pants.
 I was concerned about the lack of sleeves on the romper because unless I'm out in the hot sun, I tend to run on the cool side.  However, because of the solid, neutral color I could wear any cover up with this romper:  a blazer, a jacket, cardigan…or a kimono like this one!
 This is a sheer, lightweight kimono I picked up last year from Francesca's.  I previously showed it to you in this POST.   It goes beautifully with this romper and provides just the right amount of coverage I need.
 I love the fun sleeves and pretty print on this kimono.

So what about you?  Have you tried rompers yet?  If you haven't, I encourage you to at least try one on the next time you go shopping.  You might be pleasantly surprised!

Have a great day!  Amy

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  1. So glad you tried a romper because this looks amazing on you. Love the kimono over it too.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  2. This romper looks fabulous on you! The kimono is the perfect layer!

    Doused In Pink

  3. I found your blog thru a linkup. I love that you show that we can wear rompers over 50 and look stunning. Can you link this outfit up to my Top of the World Style party here ? Thanks.

  4. I totally agree about not forcing little ones to wear things they dont like!! I just bought a romper from ON and have been afraid to wear it! I always feel too old for trends! But you look great and I love it with the kimono! I am pulling mine out this weekend! Susan

  5. This romper looks adorable on you. I ordered one from eShakti with some credit I had and so I can't wait for it to arrive. I love the added kimono. Have a good weekend!
    Rachel xo

  6. I love the romper mixed with the kimono, you look great!

  7. I own an almost-identical navy romper which I wore the other day with sneakers. You look great in yours. Lov it with the floral kimono, Amy. =)

  8. Romper done right! Thanks so much for being a part of Fun Fashion Friday. Hope you're having a super weekend!
    Dawn Lucy

  9. I think I need that kimono in my life! It's so cute, Amy!

    - Liz @ Downtown Demure

  10. Ok, that romper was looking really great on you and then you layered that kimono over it and I was like WOW it looks even better! Great look! And, I can't believe they used to have rompers as gym uniforms?! What?! I remember wearing t-shirts and umbros!


  11. Oh yeah! I'm old enough to remember those gym uniforms! If they looked like yours I would have been happy! You look fantastic, very youthful and stylish!

    Have a great week!
    ♥ carmen

  12. Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. Great to see you in a romper. There were a lot of rompers in the linky. I like the simplicity of yours!

  13. This romper looks great on you - there is no age limit to wearing them. I adore it with the kimono.

    Thank you for joining TBT Fashion link up and hope to see you Thursday.


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  14. Amy, you always crack me up with your honest assessment about trends! You look so cute in your romper and kimono! I am currently trying to find a cute romper and hope to soon.

    Thanks for linking up with Charming Friday - hope to see you back tomorrow!


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