Greetings, and welcome to another edition of WTF Wednesday. As I was surfing Memorial Day sales, I noticed a disturbing trend: the Maxi Romper. At first, I thought “isn’t that called a jumpsuit?” But alas, no. It’s a romper with a long skirt.
WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY.
Rompers are not the devil, unless they have the kind of fastenings that are difficult to navigate when you’re about to pee your pants. Maxi skirts are wonderful things. But this “trend” combines the worst of both: hard to navigate. Still may feel obligation to shave legs. Tend to be made out of either very delicate snaggy material or something that has to be ironed. Shorts are of type that will ride up between your thighs. If you want the comfort of shorts, JUST WEAR BIKE SHORTS UNDER YOUR SKIRT. Two pieces. Ease of peeing. Can select sheer skirt without fear of flashing goodies. Win/win.
If it were a romper OR a dress, I would consider. But as is? I don’t think so. Also, this is that stupid rayon challis fabric that requires ironing and/or dry cleaning, and why didn’t we leave this in the 90’s where it belongs?
Will snag on everything; is probably way too long for you if you have to wear 5″ platform boots and it still drags the ground; I don’t see pockets. Nothing here that could not be accomplished much more effectively with separates.
Have you people lost your minds? Why would you want impossible to remove, drag on the bathroom floor, dry clean only madness in your life? It makes me claustrophobic even thinking about wearing this.
This kind of looks like a bathing suit coverup with a built-in bathing suit.
I would want to buy it anyway, but $200 for something that’s not really practical for my life is probably a bad financial decision. This reminds me of when Universal Standard released the Adda Tunic…the picture made it look like it was a dress, and I wanted it, but then I realized – no. The underneath part is CULOTTES that are a really awkward length:
I knew I should have bought the dress at Avenue that looked like this, only it was a dress and was one piece and it didn’t have any dumb shorts or culottes underneath.
I’m still stalking it on eBay and Poshmark.