Photos by Becca Gamache Photography
By now you’ve probably heard all about the “RompHIM” (AKA rompers for men) craze. It should be no surprise that I am ALL ABOUT THEM. Anything that promotes gender equality, I will always support. Women deal with a lot of $#!% in life, but at least we have the freedom to wear pretty much whatever we want (for the most part, or at least, we have more freedom than men in this department). It baffles me that there was once a time when women weren’t even allowed to wear pants. PANTS. Thanks to the female frontiers who stood up and said “YO WTF?!” to societal standards back then, I am now able to wear pants (cough, ok leggings) to work. How awesome is that?! Yet men are still held back by the world telling them it’s not okay to wear feminine things. Dresses, skirts, rompers, jumpsuits, anything off-the-shoulder, even shorts that may be a little too short are deemed unmasculine — and they are ridiculed because of it. To that I say TO HELL WITH YOUR FASHION RULES. Boys, wear what you want and OWN IT. Do you know how pissed I would be if society told me I couldn’t wear a romper? Rompers are so damn comfortable, and they take most of the guess work out of putting together an outfit! Like the one shown above from Thred Up, a secondhand store that resells quality brand clothing (because what twenty-something can actually afford Lou & Grey anyway); it’s a simple grey romper that feels like pajamas and could be worn so many different ways — if I were a dude, heck yes I’d want one too.
Wow, I went a little heavy on the caps lock in this post. But I stand by it. What’s your take on the male romper? Love it, hate it, indifferent? Let me know in the comments!