no room for rompers

Another dilemma, another shallow problem.  I hope I don’t give off the impression that the only difficulties I have in life involve clothes.  Not that my life is rough, but I do have other (first world) problems to deal with that  don’t center around reconciling horrible fashion trends.  Because in all honesty, my road to fashionista-dom is still a long one, I don’t think I’m quite at the point where I can criticize trendy fashion choices.

However, there is one fashionable item I just can’t get behind, and it’s the onesie.  Excuse me, I mean romper.  It looks good on some people, but it won’t look good on me.  I’m sure it has something to do with the fact that my torso and my legs are disproportionate (short torso, long legs).  I don’t hate this part of me.  As I’ve said from the get-go, I’m determined not to knock any of my physical features, because that’s petty.  I’m comfortable with how I look, even if it means I can’t wear a onesie.  I can rock a pair of heels instead.

It was a lot easier to get behind the onesie/romper hate when they weren’t so gosh darn cute.  But now there are all these lovely patterns and designs.  Seriously?  These designs can’t be made in skirt form, or a flow-y top instead?  Come on! (that was done in my best Gob Bluth voice).

(In my defense, searching for “onesie” as opposed to “romper” garners the same results: a mix of adult clothing and baby clothes.  So I think I can continue calling it a onesie and getting away with it.)

Take this one, from Urban Outfitters.  I’d never wear that, it’s took skimpy and wouldn’t fit me right.  But I’d love to wear that pattern on a skirt with a nice white shirt and sandals.  Even J Crew is jumping on the onesie train:

Cut off the bottom and wear that thing as a top!  White pants!  Cute sunglasses, it’s so Hamptons!

And finally, this one.  It already looks like a dress, why can’t it just be a dress?  I suppose the upside is that you don’t have to worry about it blowing up around your waist passing over a subway grate.  But I can’t reallllly get away with wearing “shorts” to work, and I could probably do a dress like that.

But now I’m starting to sound petty and making it all about me, so I think that’s a good place to stop.  You can bet that when I inevitably sell out and buy a onesie, I’ll post it here.  While on the subject of posting pictures, I know I haven’t actually shared anything I’ve worn recently.  I’m still waiting for my sister to send me pictures from Easter.  Beyond that, I’m not at that point where I’m 100% comfortable taking pictures of myself in front of the mirror, or asking someone else to do it.  Other blogs pull it off, but I’m just not there yet.  Soon, I promise.


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