To some, the idea of wearing a formal romper or jumpsuit to prom might sound outrageous. Prom equals dresses, right? Well, just because someone archaic made that rule, doesn't mean you have to follow it! If you want to consider formal rompers and jumpsuits for your prom, keep reading!
A Brief History of Jumpsuits and Rompers
Rompers were first designed for children, which explains their comfort and similarity to overalls. On the other hand, the jumpsuit's origin can be traced back to the early 20th century as a design for skydivers and pilots. For both instances, the design came from a place of practicality.
In the 1950s and 1960s, rompers and jumpsuits started to be introduced for women in mainstream fashion. After several years in the spotlight, jumpsuits and rompers fell out of style for several years.
Since then, we have witnessed them come back as a trend every few years. In the 90s, they were all the rage, and now they're back again.
Inspiration for Formal Jumpsuits
Many celebrities have rocked a formal jumpsuit on the red carpet. If you need some inspiration for what a formal jumpsuit can look like, take a look at the long sleeve, white jumpsuit Kendall Jenner wore to the 2018 Met Gala, Victoria Beckham's black jumpsuit with white detailing at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival, or Emma Stone's black jumpsuit at the UK premiere of Killing of a Sacred Deer.
Inspiration for Formal Rompers
If you are looking for formal romper inspiration, check out Taylor Swift wearing a sequined romper at an iHeart Radio event, Solange Knowles in a blue romper at the DKMA 4th Annual Gala, and Blake Lively in a black romper at the Dark Knight premiere.
Formal Rompers and Jumpsuits for Prom
Wearing a formal romper or jumpsuit for prom will make you stand out from the crowd of young ladies in dresses. It's the perfect decision for someone who likes to live life on the edge, and let's face it, be more comfortable all night long!
A prom jumpsuit is also a great choice for women of any shape and size. If you are plus size, a jumpsuit can be very flattering and elongating.
Jumpsuits come in many different styles. You can choose long-sleeved, sleeveless, sparkly, with cut-outs, form-hugging, or a loose look.
Romper prom dresses are fitted garments that hug every inch of your shape. Sherri Hill, Alyce, Morilee and all the hottest designers are introducing "the romper prom dress." This bodysuit design is fitted like a corset top with a bathing suit style bottom and sheer fabric skirt or a wrap skirt with an extra high slit. They can also be worn as a romper. Formal rompers are available in a short bottom with fabric overlaying skirt. Romper prom dresses will be the newest trend in the fashion industry and whether or not it is something you want to wear at your prom or pageant, it is an excellent statement maker! Pageants such as Miss USA, or Miss North Carolina are showcasing these romper dresses and we cannot wait to see the response to this dramatic fashion introduction. Body suits will be a great pageant dress, and red dresses are bold for the fashionista who is daring and wants to be unique. They are very flattering because they are so fitted they hug and shape you like a Spanx. We are waiting to see who is wearing the best romper style prom dress!