One time about 4 years ago, I was walking along with friends in a department store, and I spotted a floral romper and declared loudly: “Oh man! I just can’t get behind this onesie trend. I will never wear a romper.”
Just as the word “romper” left my lips, a statuesque (read: she could have beat. me. down) girl strolled by wearing—you guessed it—a romper.
As you can imagine, I was suddenly very quiet as we slipped by her, and then we all burst into subdued giggles as my friends hissed things like, “Way to go, Abbie. Why don’t you shove your foot a little farther down your throat?”
Fortunately, for all involved, either the girl didn’t hear me, or she was too worried about wrinkling her denim onesie to engage in a round of fisticuffs. Either way, we emerged unscathed.
But you know what they say about never and how you’re, well, never supposed to say it?
A little while ago, I spotted Kendi wearing a black jumpsuit on her blog, and then a few more popped up on blog-land and on Pinterest, and, much to my surprise and chagrin, I found myself trolling the internets for a black onesie of my own.
Now, I do stand by my aversion to shorts rompers, but for some reason, the pants version in black (and only in black) appeals to me.
So, I ordered this one from Forever 21 and wore it the other day.
Honestly, I don’t know if I’m completely sold on this exact onesie. But my husband didn’t hate it like I thought he might (although he refused to touch any part of it since it’s made from the dry, papery texture that he abhors), and it was something a little bit different and fun for me. So, I’m okay with its not being a complete slam dunk.
So, tell me, have you ever worn something (even if it’s only a version of it) of something you swore you never would?
And specifically, what do you think about the onesie trend? I was about to reiterate the fact that I only like the black pants version, but just in looking for links while writing this post, I saw a few patterned ones I didn’t hate. It’s a slippery slope, my friends.