Certain articles of clothing can be incredibly evocative of circumstances beyond the general application of, “I must put something on so that I can go out and not be arrested for public nudity”. A pair of denim overalls can make you remember the way crayons and Play-Doh taste. Put a little girl in a frothy pink dress and give her a
chopstick wand and she becomes a fairy princess for the afternoon. Tie a handkerchief around your neck and you’re a cowboy for the day. The mere sight of a wedding dress makes goosebumps of horror ripple down your arms, your hair stand on end, your chest tight, and a lump of nausea rise in your throat. (…Right?) And a romper, that oft-ridiculed garment that was somehow perfectly all right from 1950-1960, disappeared for half a century, and resurfaced on the sad forms of horsefaced 18 year-olds shining with the zealous overconfidence of being told* that they are sexy* for the first time?
What do we think about those? Here’s what Wikipedia has to say about it:
A romper suit is a one-piece garment worn by children and sometimes women.
It really can be as if the woman is wearing a onesie (see above). Like a baby. A baby you’re supposed to… want to have sex with….? Or, if you’re lucky enough to find a vintage piece from the 50’s, it can be quite elegant. Or, if you have the right color and cut combination, something tailored and bright with vintage-inspired lines and a shade of tangerine you haven’t seen since 1973… well, you might just have something that will transform you into a SUPERHERO!
Or a Bond Girl, at the very least.
*told: Inappropriately spoken to, fondled, and otherwise harassed.
*sexy: Gullible, easy, without self-respect.