It’s hot. As in, every piece of fabric you put on sticks to your skin like cellophane and nothing, barring a full day at the spa, is going to get you motivated to go outside today. Sometimes in the dead heat of summer, every pair of shorts feels heavy, every tank top clings, and the concept of looking chic in ninety-nine degrees exited stage left sometime after the fourth of July.
But fret not, this season’s hottest trend (that’s code for ‘coolest’) is the romper. A careful step away from the Suzanne Somers romper look of Three’s Company fame, today’s romper is delicate, body-conscious, and a celebrity favorite. And as fate would have it, the 70s are back in a big way – from hippie fringe to psychedelic prints to sky-high platform stilettos, all shades of 1970s flare are clawing their way back into couture. The most daring and quickly pervasive of the bunch – the romper (a short and sweet version of the jumpsuit). Dressing for unprecedented heat waves never looked so good.
Though seemingly a daring fashion choice, when styled right, the romper is chic, effortless and surprisingly comfortable.