Romper Room

The “Do Bee” song from Romper Room – (’60’s – 70’s children’s show)-

Boohoo has been on my radar for a while now.  The first time I bought a few things from them, there were a few pieces that I liked (I still wear the swing dresses), but there were a few pieces that were sized incorrectly (which I sent back).  I used to think of them as the “Forest Gump” site, because you just never knew what you were gonna get.  Also, back then, a lot of the pieces were a little more junior.

That’s not the case anymore.  Over the course of the last year or so, they’ve been moving in a different direction and the clothes are very cute and wearable for a wide age range.  There are still some fit issues, but it isn’t nearly as far off as it was in the past. 

At their last 50% off sale, I bought a “few” things.  Two tops that I bought were the same size; however, one is a little too large (but we can make it work) and the other is a bit more snug.  The fabrics were somewhat different which may be why there are some issues.  Overall though, I felt that the bigger one was at the higher end of the size range and the smaller one was just at the lower end of the size range.  The best way to know about issues like that is to pay attention to the reviews.

One piece that I loved was this romper, I just wasn’t sure about the fabric.  The site isn’t always real good about telling you what the clothing is made of, so you have to really zoom in to be sure it’s a fabric that you would choose to wear.  This one is 100% polyester.  A lot of clothing at BooHoo has polyester as a main fabric (if not the entire piece) so be sure to check if polyester isn’t your thing.  I have some clothes in polyester and it isn’t my favorite fabric, but usually it doesn’t bother me too much.  It can look cheap, but this outfit didn’t seem that way.  At half off, I figured I’d try it and see.  As it turns out, I really liked wearing it.

There are a few things to know about this romper before buying it.  First, there is a very small snap closure between the breasts.  It is a very fragile snap that can easily be snagged off as you’ll have to unsnap that snap to get in and out of the romper when going to the restroom.  I re-enforced my snap prior to the first time wearing in hopes that that would keep it from coming off.  If you want the same effect without the worry, a bit of velcro would work just as well, which is probably what I’m going to do with this in the future as the snap is probably going to be a real issue.  The top gaps a lot without the snap in place. 

Next thing to know is that part of the top is sown to the short half, so it takes some fiddling to make it less noticeable; however, if you know what you’re looking at, it is easy to spot.

The last thing to know is a positive, the back of this romper is adorable. 

I thought I’d check out the history of rompers and it comes as no real surprise that they started out as children’s clothing.  That makes sense as some of the rompers can seem a bit…diapery.  (If you’re interested in seeing how children’s clothing evolved, check out this presentation).

If you’re on the fence about a romper, here are a few reasons to wear them:

  1. They are comfortable.
  2. They typically provide lots of room for movement.
  3. They are fun to wear.
  4. They require very little effort – one and done.
  5. You can dress them up with heels or down with flats for a more casual look.
  6. No matter what size you are, there is one that is a flattering fit to your shape.
  7. They can work to hide or minimize trouble spots.
  8. A nice change-up from the usual short/tee or swing dress look.
  9. One easy outfit that can go from day to night.
  10. There are so many different kinds with an array of patterns.

If you like rompers, what’s your favorite thing about wearing them?

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope your week is as cool is ours has been.  Also, if you’re the praying kind, send up a few for all those affected by the Hurricane.  If you’re not the praying kind, just send good wishes their way.  I’m sure they can use all they can get. 

Chao for now.

~PJ

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