It seems like only yesterday that rompers were the epitome and staple of summer lethargy and effortlessness. Well once again they are back for Spring and will surely linger into warm summer days. Rompers, playsuits, overalls and jumpsuits—one-piece everything! In years past, you may have skipped this short-lived trend, but now is the time to try it on for size! Especially with the vast amount of options available to us. Follow this easy guide for easy playsuit fashion!
The ultimate shape for the hourglass figure. Shorter lengths with a nipped in waist. D&G sent thigh grazing all-over floral print rompers down their runway. This Topshop red floral number is adorable. Follow suit when styling your playsuit by pairing with charming vintage-esque accessories. Cat-eyed sunglasses are on par with 2011 trends. And 60’s court shoes will further amplify that vintage appeal. Lastly, every vixen needs a scarf, and why not leopard!
It’s hard to talk about summer without thinking of festivals. The romper is the ultimate solution for this! Topshop’s billowy, ethnic-patterned romper is one I can easily see myself sitting around in the grass and watching bands from day to night. A pair of unique sandals, a bag to carry the must-haves, and a rock-worthy ring is all you need to set off this look.
So far, we’ve only seen the short of it. But as Lanvin made clear, jumpsuits are now evening appropriate. Yes, they may seem like a major throwback to the 70’s. But if you didn’t already hear, the 70’s are back this Spring. This orange-tomato halter jumpsuit will create a beautiful silhouette, and is a great alternative for those that are tired of the same LBD cocktail dresses. Grab a glitzy clutch, some sky-high platforms and you are set!
The Right and Wrong of It
Chictopia’s very own Marcella got it right with her playful striped romper. She paired it with neutral accessories. A nude belt to give some shape to the boxy romper. Barely-there beige shoes with great detailing. And an enormous floppy hat—again with the 70’s staples! Another stylish Chictopia, Whatswithamy, wore her jumpsuit right as well. A sophisticated, full-length slouchy black jumpsuit worn with minimal accessories. All she needed was a blazer, nude slouch boots, and a statement necklace.
And then there is of course, the way NOT to wear this spring trend. This denim jumpsuit with a sweetheart neckline and button detailing seems overly thought-it. It comes across as juvenile and a tad cheap. If you want some drama, think print, instead of extras like buttons. And speaking of drama, Leighton is another major no. Her jumpsuit seems more appropriate for Black Swan on Ice. The sheer lace, harem pant with gathered ankle, deep-v, it doesn’t work. Again, if you are looking to translate this trend for evening or red carpet, think luxe, clean fabric. The jumpsuit is a bold enough statement on its own, don’t over think it.
by Grace Gulley