This summer, I’ve been on an unofficial shopping ban as I’ve been trying to declutter and embrace a more minimalistic approach to consuming. But I really wanted a romper. The idea of having a one-piece outfit intrigued me yet the hassle of trying to use the restroom in a romper did not. When I was shopping in Portland with my mom, I stumbled across this romper at Forever 21 (buy here) and had to have it! The romper has pockets and it’s less than $16! I figured, that’s an awesome price for a trendy piece. Some things you should invest in, but I don’t believe rompers make it into the investment category.
I love any dress (and now, romper) that has pockets because as we all know womens clothing is often less than practical. Though these pockets are small, I’m still happy they are there. Although there are buttons down the front, this romper is only slightly inconvenient to take on and off. I even tested this out by wearing it on a night out this weekend! Quality wise, it’s about as good as you can expect for something so budget friendly. The main thing I was concerned about was the sheerness of the material, though I find that it’s not see through. I still wore a cotton cami underneath just to be safe.
My tips for those of you who might be shopping for a romper or jumpsuit, particularly now that summer is nearing its end:
-Try it on before you buy! Or make sure you can return it. I tried on so many rompers that didn’t sit right and unless you want your entire chest exposed or your butt hanging out of the shorts, it’s nice to check how something fits.
-Look for something with sleeves or a longer pant length so it can be transitioned into fall. Is the color palette going to work with different seasons?
-In all seriousness, think about the bathroom situation. Does it have a lot of difficult buttons that would make it hard to take on and off? Mine have a few buttons down the front, but that’s doable. If they were all the way down the back of the romper, it’s a no go.
All in all, I’m pretty happy about getting my hands on such a cute and inexpensive romper! Forever 21 is a store that requires some digging, in my opinion, but this one is certainly worth searching for. Get it while it’s still in stock!
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