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          Rompers: this season's divisive trend

          CWRU Runway

          Emily Mikhail

          Issue date: 4/16/10 Section: Focus
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          A great way to rock the romper is to add some opaque tights. You can stick with simple neutrals or sass it up with some fun colors. By adding tights you can explore shorter looks, without looking too skanky. Check out Nordstrom's Free People "Sweet Springtime" floral romper. Try pairing it with gray opaque tights or add some color with a pastel pink look. Add some slouchy boots or pumps and an oversized ring for the perfect spring outfit that will have you looking runway-ready.

          I had a feeling I wasn't the only one questioning this spring's escalating trend, so I asked my fellow fashionistas what their thoughts were. "They are kind of like an adult onesie. I think you can pull them off as long as you are small, but I think anyone can pull anything off if they think they can," said senior Megan Ritchey. Some were not as open to the world of rompers. "They are always a no," said senior Nidhi Maley.

          It's safe to say this style hasn't convinced the masses, but with all the new options like suit and Bermuda short rompers, the look is becoming more accessible. I may never support harem pants or leggings as suitable bottoms, but I can definitely get behind the romper. Regardless of where your stance on the matter is, taking risks is what fashion is all about.
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