The romper has been around for years. As I sat down to write this blog post, I became a little curious about the history of a romper, so decided to look it up on the trusty Wikipedia. So get ready for a little history lesson! The romper came to the US in the early 1900’s as play wear for younger children. In the 1950’s it became popular for women as casual and beach wear. And in 2006, the romper resurgent happened and has stayed put.
Why do I love a romper? Number one reason is that it is a transitional piece from day to evening. It can be casual with flats, and just as easily be glammed up with dressy heels and accessories for a night out. Comfortable yet stylish, a romper is great for the spring and summer seasons. Most likely found in every retailer, you are guaranteed to find it in a variety of fabrics and prints. I love to change it up with a thin belt or blazer to add a hint of sophistication.
Second reason I love a romper is it takes the guess work as to “what top should I wear with this bottom?”. When I am in a rush or just can not make up my mind, I reach for a romper and I am out the door.
This romper from Shilla is one of my favorites! I love the fabric, as it is soft and delicate and feels like I am wearing nothing. It is perfect for the hot and humid Houston weather. I also love this floral print and the halter neckline. Shoulders are a big trend this season, and this romper definitely falls into this season’s must have! And because halter necklines draw attention to the center of the body, this shape is flattering on those with broad shoulders.
When shopping for a romper, be aware that there are a range of silhouettes. A flowy bottom and blousy top are great to hide those unwanted curves; and form fitting styles for when you want to accentuate. Now there have been times I have thrown on a romper and looked like an overgrown child. And if a pair of high heels still do not correct it, then time to find another!
Shilla romper: I've gushed enough about this romper, now run and get yours at Cakewalk today!
Eyewear: I have just discovered a sunglasses brand called Krewe! The founder is a New Orleans native who loves to showcase his style and love of New Orleans culture in his eyewear. Shop Krewe at Cakewalk Style Shop
Shoes: Who doesn’t love a pair of gladiator sandals? They are so versatile with shorts, dresses and of course a romper. Stuart Weitzman is my choice for this outfit.
Clutch: Alexander McQueen
This look was so fun to style! Interested in more Shilla? Join me TODAY May 10, 2016 at Cakewalk Style Shop in Houston from 11-3pm! Come preview their new line of Shilla, The Label and style your own chic' look!