Jumpsuits and rompers are one-piece garments with many variations. They may come in the form
of pants, short-sleeves, tank tops, or shorts. Jumpsuits are usually
referred to as those having long pants, while rompers are characterized
by short sleeves and shorts; however, some people use the terms
interchangeably with any one-piece garment. Both are comfortable because
they are typically loose fitting and they eliminate the uncomfortable
waistlines of pants and shorts. Although they may seem like casual
garments, they can actually be dressed up which makes them very
versatile and popular among women.
They can be worn out on the town, for household chores, to a fancy
restaurant, or to a casual barbeque. No matter what, they can make a
women look young and flirty or feminine and sophisticated. At least one
pair should be in every woman's wardrobe. Countless mentions in fashion blogs and magazines, the romper is one trend we can't seem to get enough of. The origins of the romper, however, may be less well-known.
History of the Jumpsuits and Rompers
Rompers came into fashion in the United States early in the 1900s.
They were originally only worn by younger children because they were
loose fitting and comfortable, which made it easier for kids to play.
The style was a big improvement from the restrictive children’s clothes
of the Victorian age. These garments were only considered appropriate
for children until the 1950s when women began wearing them for casual
activities and for trips to the beach. Jumpsuits are said to have their
origins with parachuters and skydivers as well as tradespeople, and they
were adopted into the fashion world in the early 1900s as well.
Both garments have stayed around ever since although they have gone
in and out of style for adults. It was not until 2006 that their
popularity was rekindled when they were re-introduced on the catwalk as a
fashionable women’s style by several famous designers.