By Joyce Chua from THREAD SG
Let’s be clear: jumpsuits and rompers are two different things.
Jumpsuits are pant-length, while rompers are short-length. Jumpsuits are a fail-safe option — chic, figure-flattering and sophisticated. Rompers, on the other hand, can be trickier to wear.
So if you have no clue whatsoever how to take on a romper, here is one tip to always bear in mind: in order to look polished and elevated, rompers for adults must be structured and well-tailored.
Keep It Classy
It’s best to steer clear of flimsy fabrics and extremely short styles (e.g. just covering your butt cheeks). Look for streamlined designs made of structured fabrics such as tweed or denim. And when it comes to footwear, avoid sloppy-looking options like flip-flops and opt for boots or heels instead.
Dress Your Age
Rompers can be tricky to pull off without looking overly youthful. Aside from watching hemlines, go for something with sleeves as they make rompers look more adult. As for fabric, look for lush materials with a sheen such as satin. Also, you can never go wrong in monochrome or sophisticated prints like classic stripes.
Devil’s in the Details
A tailored romper with elevated touches such as lace details or piping looks sophisticated enough for a glam-casual event. Add a waist-defining belt and team with strappy heels and a matte lip for effortless glamour.
Tailored versions with stiff, structured fabric can make a romper look legit. Military-inspired elements — such as shoulder epaulets, pockets, and a belt — are a bonus.
What are some ways you take on a romper? Share your tips in the comments below!