When I was traveling around London with these American girls, one of them said “that’s a cute romper you’re wearing!” and I was so confused, asking “sorry, a romper?”
“You know… your romper”
“Like your clothing?”
And I said, “you mean my playsuit?”
“Playsuit? You guys call rompers playsuits?”
At this point, the exact situation had happened so many times in the past few days we just started laughing. I never thought the terminology between Australian and American was so different, but there were so many basic terms that we say completely different.
The same thing happened in Paris when I had chocolate sauce dripping down me from a crepe (…typical) and yelled out quickly for a serviette.
Mid-running to a cafe they all turned and were like “a WHAT? What the hell is a serviette?!”
At this point the ice-cream started melting down me too so I washed off at a nearby fountain… SO CLASSY, right.
Turns out Americans only refer to serviettes as napkins (is that correct?). Good to know in the future if I’m ever in need of a quick napkin run because some sort of dessert is dripping down me which will more than likely happen again.
So anyway, getting back to my outfit.
As it’s now hit November which I can hardly believe, this marks one month until summer (although, still yet to see the sun) which means I’ve officially started stocking up on warm weather clothes! I was actually not much a playsuit person in the past because I never found one that fit right. I’m about 5’7 and feel like they just end up being too short on me so I have to go a size bigger but then it’s always too lose around my waist. Basically, to save the trouble and disappointment, I just ended up avoiding them.
But then I came across this ’80s floral number and decided to give it a go. You know that piece of clothing you keep spotting in-store and say you should try on but can never be bothered or think it wont look good? That was this playsuit. And I’m so glad I took the plunge because it fit so lovely.
I think what I love most is that it’s a skort playsuit aka you can almost get away with calling it a dress from the front but wont have to worry about flashing anyone. Despite it still being pretty short, it feels quite secure. And plus, how cute is the ’80s throwback print? I paired it with my favourite superstars to keep the vintage theme going.
Quite a few people have asked me where it’s from and I could’ve easily fooled them thinking it was vintage! I swear I’ve even picked up something similar at a thrift store before. If you love the vintage look, but you’re not big on thrift shopping, then this might just be for you.
What do you think of this look? Are you a fan of playsuits? And I’d love to know, do you call it a playsuit or romper & where are you from?!