Style is personal they say. When it comes to jumpsuits or rompers, some people use the words interchangeably while others know the difference between these two similar wears. There is one slight contrast between these two that makes the whole difference. Rompers are two or more pieces attached while a jumpsuit is simply one piece with a detail at the waist differentiating the torso and the lower body. Other than the design, other factors like material, print and color differentiate jumpsuits and rompers.
Jumpsuits are traditionally one-piece garments that include some sort of shirt con
nected to long pants. Sometimes they have full sleeves, but short sleeves and tank-like tops are also common. Depending on the look and the designer, suspender-like straps are sometimes seen, too. Different designers sometimes have different takes on the exact definition, but in most cases jumpsuits are characterized by full pants. This often makes them more formal and more suitable for colder, wintry weather
A romper is a piece of clothing consisting of a shirt with attached shorts. Very small children often wear rompers, but sometimes trendy women wear rompers too.
There are adult-sized rompers, most of which are sold as women’s clothing, but it’s more likely you’ll see toddlers wearing rompers. The earliest rompers were worn by children for playing in the early 20th century. They marked a change from the Victorian era, in which kids mainly wore restrictive clothing. In early 1900s France, rompers were considered boys’ clothing. Romper comes from romp, “play or frolic.”