Liven up your warm-weather style with rompers from thredUp. These easy, breezy garments go from the office to an outdoor picnic seamlessly. Shop our selection of one-of-a-kind finds and saveUp to 90% off retail prices.
Rompers are a versatile garment called the "one-piece wonder" because of its functionality and simplicity. Jumpsuits and rompers are different terms for the same piece of clothing. Jumpsuits typically have pants and rompers have shorts. The sleeves on either vary depending on the design.
A Romp Through History
Jumpsuits came on to the clothing scene around the beginning of the 1900s and were originally worn by men working as mechanics, welders, and tradesmen. Coco Chanel introduced jumpsuits into women's fashion in the 1920s. When women began working in factories during World War II, they found that men's overalls weren't working well on women's bodies. In the coming decades, jumpsuits made their way into the closets of women everywhere.
Rompers debuted as children's clothing in the early 1900s as well. The loose design allowed kids to play freely. In the 1920s, rompers became more common with affluent and daring young women. After World War II, when families began moving to the suburbs, rompers, also called playsuits, became outfits women adorned when entertaining at home.
Romper Buying Tips
There are many options when it comes to jumpsuits and rompers. Women typically wear jumpsuits for more formal occasions and at work. The romper is meant for more casual situations and events, but it can be dressed up nicely.
Rompers with Capris and short sleeves are casual or dressy. A darker color such as black, blue, or brown paired with a jacket and heels would work well at the office. Rompers in bright colors such as yellow, coral, or teal with sandals are perfect for beachwear. Cute rompers with short sleeves and shorts in a delicate pattern or pastel color are great for date nights.
Strapless rompers are always best in relaxed settings where comfort is key. White rompers with Capris and a tank top worn under a smart, classically styled jacket will take you from work to dinner without a hitch.
Take Your styleUp With Rompers
We have rompers for almost any style. White rompers are classic and traditional when combined with flats and simple jewelry. Cute rompers in flirty, floral patterns with lace accents are a Bohemian dream. Jumpsuits and rompers in a vibrant color or bold pattern are reminiscent of the vintage jumpsuits from the '60s and '70s. Chic style is simple with a black romper featuring a bright belt and matching heels.
Finding Rompers for You
At thredUp, we have a range of rompers from classic styles by Ann Taylor LOFT and New York & Company to feminine rompers by Xhilaration and Forever 21. If you're looking for warm-weather alternative to dresses, but need something a bit nicer than shorts and a T-shirt, consider any one of our cute rompers. Delight in the thrill of the hunt and find that unique romper for a summer style that's up to 90% off retail prices.