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« Reply #8115 on: July 30, 2013, 10:10:31 AM »
What are rompers?

I put "romper" into Google and clicked images; it came right up with what we're talking about, albeit modern ones.
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« Reply #8116 on: July 30, 2013, 10:16:18 AM »
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« Reply #8117 on: July 30, 2013, 10:23:19 AM »
Only if they're worn incorrectly, but I think that can be said about a lot of clothing people wear these days.

Personally, I wouldn't wear one even if it had dinosaurs or my favorite band on it.
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« Reply #8118 on: July 30, 2013, 10:37:18 AM »
If you have the desire to wear something like that, go for it!

However, they don't seem to work well with people carrying a purse or backpack.  :o

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« Reply #8119 on: July 30, 2013, 10:40:26 AM »
When did rompers become strapless? Back in the 80s, they were a trend, but the ones I saw were sleeveless or short-sleeved.

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« Reply #8120 on: July 30, 2013, 12:44:56 PM »
How do you ride a bicycle in a skirt?
Back in the days of black and white film you would see girls riding bikes in skirts. These days of course it's less common, but I have seen it from time to time, both pencil type skirts and quite full ones. The one time I tried it, rather than changing back into my leggings after work I spent three miles with one hand tugging down the hemline, trying to keep decent.
My bike doesn't have a high cross bar, so that's not the reason my skirt rides up.
It's not that I want to ride in a skirt, but I am curious if there's a particular technique and I missed the lessons.

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« Reply #8121 on: July 30, 2013, 01:04:30 PM »
I saw girls riding bikes on mini skirts in Holland, they seemed to use one hand to hold the skirt in place. When I do it I just adjust the skirt as necessary, I do try to avoid biking in a short skirt. One danger with longer skirts is getting the skirt stuck in the wheel, they sell protector things for that (I managed to ruin at least one skirt that way when I was too cheap to buy one).

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« Reply #8122 on: July 30, 2013, 01:21:11 PM »
When did rompers become strapless? Back in the 80s, they were a trend, but the ones I saw were sleeveless or short-sleeved.

These look like an accident waiting to happen.

Yep!  I had a beautiful purple one that I wore around the house.  Until my cat jumped up, clung, and rode it like an elevator down to the floor.

Thank goodness I was alone at the time!  My romper went into the trash. 

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« Reply #8123 on: July 30, 2013, 01:22:13 PM »
When did rompers become strapless? Back in the 80s, they were a trend, but the ones I saw were sleeveless or short-sleeved.

These look like an accident waiting to happen.

Yep!  I had a beautiful purple one that I wore around the house.  Until my cat jumped up, clung, and rode it like an elevator down to the floor.

Thank goodness I was alone at the time!  My romper went into the trash.

Oh, that was a great image.  Thanks for the laugh!   :D
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« Reply #8124 on: July 30, 2013, 01:29:11 PM »
My Grandma had quite the collection of strapless terry cloth rompers that she wore in the early 90s. I remember being concerned about the flashing potential, even as a young child. They were pretty awful looking.
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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #8125 on: July 30, 2013, 02:10:01 PM »
When did rompers become strapless? Back in the 80s, they were a trend, but the ones I saw were sleeveless or short-sleeved.

These look like an accident waiting to happen.

When I think of rompers, I remember the comfortable, inexpensive play clothes that little girls wore in the 1950s.  These were very much like the illustration in the gym suit thread.  Those rompers were all one piece with elastic at the legs and the waist. In some of the Pooh books, Christopher Robin is wearing a garment  that looks a lot like a romper.

   

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« Reply #8126 on: July 30, 2013, 02:53:38 PM »
When did rompers become strapless? Back in the 80s, they were a trend, but the ones I saw were sleeveless or short-sleeved.

These look like an accident waiting to happen.

When I think of rompers, I remember the comfortable, inexpensive play clothes that little girls wore in the 1950s.  These were very much like the illustration in the gym suit thread.  Those rompers were all one piece with elastic at the legs and the waist. In some of the Pooh books, Christopher Robin is wearing a garment  that looks a lot like a romper.

 

There are pictures of me as a little girl in rompers in the 60s. But they always had straps or something to hold them up.

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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #8127 on: July 30, 2013, 02:55:33 PM »
My Grandma had quite the collection of strapless terry cloth rompers that she wore in the early 90s. I remember being concerned about the flashing potential, even as a young child. They were pretty awful looking.

On Saturday, following a memorial service we attended, we saw a very elderly woman wearing one out of terrycloth that was strapless and, um... drooping quite a bit. Then I noticed a few at the movie theater, and the grocery store, and around my complex at home. I had not realized how popular they are.

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« Reply #8128 on: July 30, 2013, 03:08:03 PM »
I saw a girl in one walking down the street. She was so stick-skinny and the top of the top half was held up by massive elastic, but it was supposed to have a bit of give in the middle. She didn't have anything to fill it with, and it was hanging down. The bottom bit was so short it was covered, and until the wind picked up it looked like she was just wearing a shirt.

Then again, when the wind picked up, she grasped at it around her chest like she was afraid it would fall.

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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #8129 on: July 30, 2013, 03:50:00 PM »
How do you ride a bicycle in a skirt?
Back in the days of black and white film you would see girls riding bikes in skirts. These days of course it's less common, but I have seen it from time to time, both pencil type skirts and quite full ones. The one time I tried it, rather than changing back into my leggings after work I spent three miles with one hand tugging down the hemline, trying to keep decent.
My bike doesn't have a high cross bar, so that's not the reason my skirt rides up.
It's not that I want to ride in a skirt, but I am curious if there's a particular technique and I missed the lessons.

In Jr. High and High School I used to ride my bike everywhere. When I wore shorter skirts or pencil skirts I just stood on the pedals instead of sitting on the seat. With longer, more full skirts I would sit down on the seat then pull the skirt through my legs from behind and toss the extra material over one leg, typically the leg on the opposite side from the bike's chain.
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