Why Men Hate Rompers and Women Love Them

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My husband Mark doesn’t really have many opinions when it comes to my fashion choices.  As long as I can be ready on time, he’s well trained with the “wow babe you look great!!” when I walk out of the room within my allotted hour of shower, dressed and out the door. However, the two pieces of clothes I get any sarcastic remarks about are rompers and jumpsuits.  He detests them and with a quick polling of my guy acquaintances it seems to be the general consensus that men hate rompers.

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 Mark’s response to rompers

“I think your niece Avery (who is six) has an outfit that looks pretty similar to that”


My friend Kevin

“Rompers are awful, they are a rubix cube to get off and they aren’t flattering for a women’s body…..I assume they are all made by Oshkosh Bigosh”


Why women (and myself) personally love them.  In my opinion it’s so much easier to throw on one piece and you are out the door.  I don’t have to coordinate a top to a bottom and they are a great answer to the soaring Summer temps.  They are also generally very affordable. It’s rare to find a romper ever priced too ridiculous.  I think the one thing that is agreed upon by all…..you triple check that bathroom lock out in public.  That’s all I’m going to say on that matter ;-)


How I Like to Style Rompers

My three suggestions for styling is to find one that cinches in at at the waist or add a skinny belt to give the silhouette some definition in at the waistline.  Otherwise, they can be a bit shapeless and not form flattering.  I prefer to wear mine with a shoe that has some height. That helps me feel like I’m not my 6 year old niece and gives your legs that mile long look.  Last, I usually offset the rompers with an oversized bag.  I like outfits with balance and feel that itsy bitsy outfits sometimes benefit from a larger accessory.

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Well there you go.  Some of my favorite rompers for the Spring and how to style them.  What is your personal opinion about rompers?  Do you love them or hate them?


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  1. June 14, 2016 / 7:59 AM

    Haha I love both of the guys answers! I love rompers though. They’re so comfortable and make getting dressed a breeze!

  2. June 14, 2016 / 8:33 AM

    Those responses were hilarious. When I worked at Evereve I found that men hated jumpsuits too. I would love to get a romper but I am worried about being age appropriate. I love yours and how you styled it too. :-)

  3. June 14, 2016 / 8:40 AM

    HA! That is so true–they usually don’t like them. I like them, minus the stripping down to pee thing. I love yours and your tips for styling!

  4. June 14, 2016 / 8:44 AM

    It’s funny because I’m not really a fan of them either! But that one looks very pretty on you.

  5. Biana
    June 14, 2016 / 8:52 AM

    That’s too funny!! I actually like rompers for the exact reasons you mentioned – no need to find a top and bottom! I really don’t like going to the bathroom in them though! Love the texture of yours! xo, Biana

  6. June 14, 2016 / 9:04 AM

    This post could not be more accurate! My ex-bf used to call my rompers “onsies” b/c they reminded him of baby onsies! LOL

  7. June 14, 2016 / 9:37 AM

    My husband hates rompers too but after a few years of wearing them now, he doesn’t even bother to make comments anymore ;) My rompers are easily the pieces in my closet that I’m most excited to get back into here soon!

  8. June 14, 2016 / 9:41 AM

    I love rompers! I agree, they are effortless and perfect for spring and summer. Haha, laughing at your friends comment about all of them being made by Oshkosh Bigosh, men are funny :) Beautifully Candid

  9. Chesson @ Magnolia & Main
    June 14, 2016 / 10:16 AM

    I love the opinions from the guys on rompers! I think they’re great but I’m still in search of one that I really love. They look like they’re so effortless & easy!

  10. June 14, 2016 / 10:18 AM

    Haha, sometimes boys just don’t get fashion- and that’s okay! I love a good romper/jumpsuit and will never give ’em up. :)

    You look great here, lady! That romper is gorgeous on you!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  11. June 14, 2016 / 10:26 AM

    My husband is the same way about fur vests and jeans in boots, not the biggest fan but who cares, haha. I’ve yet to really enjoy rompers as a trend, I think too many women wear ones that are scandalously short. When it’s styled well it’s an amazing piece, but if not I don’t think it’s very flattering.

  12. June 14, 2016 / 10:55 AM

    I was going to say immediately, I’m sure it gives them the weirds thinking their date is dressed like a little girl – they see those as little girl where we just see CUTE.
    I dont care for them on me because with a 44 year old bladder – I aint got time to mess with them when I gotta pee :) haha

  13. June 14, 2016 / 11:03 AM

    I think I have told you my ex’s comments on them, it cracks me up how much they hate them! What size are you wearing in this one, love that price point for bb dakota and it is so cute. Not like it will help me find a date though ;) Loving this look and I cannot wait to copy it!

  14. June 14, 2016 / 11:05 AM

    My husband actually loves rompers on me… I dislike the work to go to the restroom! :)

  15. June 14, 2016 / 11:19 AM

    “Rubix cube.” hahahahaha men and their minds, I swear! Joshua also thinks rompers are pretty “meh.” I just dismiss his remarks with the whole Men don’t “get” fashion theory. Rompers tend to be pretty Goldy Locks on me, as I can rarely seem to find one that’s just right. I have three that I love and really want to add more to the mix! They are perfect for weekends! But yeah… the naked bathroom thing….

  16. June 14, 2016 / 11:33 AM

    LOL yup, I’ve heard guys say they hate rompers because it looks too much like a onesie a kid would wear. But I’m with you, SO much easier to just throw on and go out the door and you don’t have to worry about it getting kicked up in the wind like you would a dress! SO cute! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

  17. June 14, 2016 / 11:55 AM

    Too funny! You look beautiful, as always!

  18. June 14, 2016 / 12:16 PM

    I used to love rompers, but eventually the bathroom situation has led me to stick with dresses or separates. Still love the look of them, though! And it is too funny, because I have never found a guy that likes them either!

  19. June 14, 2016 / 12:33 PM

    Hahaha it’s so funny that men hate rompers! I have never worn one because the whole bathroom thing perplexes me. Is the only option to take the whole thing off??
    Xo, Evelina @ Fortunate House

  20. June 14, 2016 / 1:55 PM

    Haha I’ve never heard a guy say they like rompers, and I’ve never been the biggest fan of them either but they are starting to grow on me especially the ones that are more fitted like this one you’re wearing. I’m just more of a sundress girl in the warmer months for an easy one-piece. And lol at triple checking the bathroom lock in public!
    Green Fashionista

  21. June 14, 2016 / 2:32 PM

    You look so killer in this romper, girlfriend! I have a love/hate relationship with them. I have a couple in my closet, but whenever I go to wear one, I chicken out because I feel like I don’t have the right legs/look for it. You know?

  22. June 14, 2016 / 3:55 PM

    You’re totally right about the male perspective on rompers…I don’t get it, they’re so comfortable and easy to wear! Great tips…heels and a defined waist really do help a romper look more grown up. Key!

  23. June 14, 2016 / 4:35 PM

    Hah – that’s so funny! I don’t own very many rompers but now I feel compelled to ask my husband how he feels about them. I think of old hollywood 1940’s era glamour when I think of rompers (especially one like yours) and less 6 year old niece. ;)


  24. June 14, 2016 / 5:54 PM

    Haha boys!!!! They always have a comment for every, right???? I personally cant pull off rompers but I think they look totally cute on other people and you are so rocking that one!

  25. June 14, 2016 / 6:03 PM

    Oh my gosh, this post is so true, but even more (in my case) for maxi dresses. My husband says they’re not flattering on anyone, but come on, they’re SO COMFORTABLE. Also, I dare to disagree on the flattering part with your romper, that one you have on is great – plus the price isn’t too bad either ;)

    Meg, Borrowed Heaven

  26. June 14, 2016 / 11:29 PM

    Ha! Had to laugh at your guy comments. I have heard this before too…. however my husband claims he likes them when I wear them?! He could be lying…

  27. June 15, 2016 / 1:56 PM

    What’s not to love about this romper? I agree that you have to find the right ones that work for your body, but I think this one looks great on you!

  28. Kristina
    June 15, 2016 / 8:52 PM

    Haha I told Ryan the title of this post and he was like… YEP!! He’s not the biggest fan but what do guys know, right?? Love this one on you!

    xo, Kristina

  29. June 16, 2016 / 1:55 PM

    that romper is flipping adorable. but seriously, men don’t know anything ;) KC likes me best in jeans and a tshirt, and well, that’s just not very cute haha.

  30. June 16, 2016 / 10:45 PM

    I love a romper. I know my husband does not like them either but I think they are so cute. I totally agree that they are so much easier than matching a top to a bottom. I won’t stop wearing them :)


  31. June 17, 2016 / 7:01 PM

    My hubby hates them too and actually aske me when one of my girlfriends was wearing one, “What exactly is that that xxx is wearing?”
    I don’t feel like I can pull them off but love this one on you.

  32. June 18, 2016 / 9:19 AM

    How did I miss this post before?! I was basically crying laughing at the men’s responses, because I am so certain I have heard the exact same thing multiple times. I love rompers and just wish someone would make some that have snap closures for easier use in the bathroom!

  33. June 21, 2016 / 8:59 PM

    This post is too funny and oh so true! Love this – way too good!

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