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Rompers, Examined

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In a daring act of immersion journalism, Slate's Jessica Grose attempts to get to the bottom of the romper trend by trying on six of them herself. Alice & Olivia's draped onesie wins, but perhaps because it's the one that looks the most like a dress. Grose's explanation of how she fell down the romper rabbit hole in the first place: "I was trying on what I thought was an eye-catching amethyst dress from the Chilean label Zero+Maria Cornejo. When I attempted to climb into it, I realized that there was a rogue piece of fabric in the middle of the skirt. A label? A pad? No! Quelle horreur! I had unknowingly tried on a romper. And even more disturbing, I liked it." [Slate]