Romper > Romp”him”

8 Reasons Why I’m All for the Male Romper

 Recently, there has been a huge uproar about men wearing rompers. I have seen countless memes and Facebook posts of people expressing their discontent of the new fad. There are a number of reasons as to why people are giving such disapproval for the male romper. One of the main reasons is that people seem to think that the fashion statement is too feminine. In my opinion, it’s all in how you wear it.

So I decided to come up with a few reasons as to why I am in total support of the male romper.

  1. Fashion is a form of self-expression

I am a firm believer that the way a person dresses says a lot about that person. There are men who are secure enough in their sexuality to wear whatever they want. Some people enjoy the combination of different patterns and prints, bold colors, etc. It all just shows how they wish to perceived and there is nothing wrong with that.

  1. Gender Equality

Men have rights too! I say this jokingly, but I’m serious as well. Women want to be considered equals, but pass judgement when men strive for the same. Remember when women only wore dresses and pants were for men? Then there’s the whole “I wear the pants in this relationship”. It’s so unfair. Let’s not be hypocrites ladies.

  1. Rompers don’t have to be short and tight

Rompers come in all sorts of lengths, patterns and fabric. Women typically wear more revealing clothes, but what’s wrong with extending those measurements to fit a man in a comfortable, eye appeasing way. Even though us ladies have to practically get naked to use the bathroom in a romper, male rompers often have an extended zipper which still offers them the option to “go” as they usually do.

  1. Many men wear floral prints and pastel colors

The pattern and prints used for rompers does not determine what gender should wear it. Not all rompers are pastel pink with floral print. Even if they were some men wear these prints very well. We have seen them in shirts, ties, and even pants. We have admired these prints on men, and some of us have had impure thoughts of the man in the salmon colored shorts. I’m not judging though.

  1. A lot of celebrities have worn tight and fitted attire.

Basketball shorts back in the day were tiny. Ain’t no way around this one. We’ve all seen the mini shorts they used to wear on the court. Not to mention the men who delivered mail and packages as well. There are also many male celebrities who have worn outfits that were quite feminine. Verdine White from Earth, Wind and Fire not only wore fitted jumpsuits, but he also rocked a relaxer. Ron Isley from the Isley Brothers has done the same. The Iconic Prince wore many shirts with ruffles and even wore make-up. So what is the difference now?

  1. Men have worn similar items before (Dickie suits, Girbaud suits, work uniforms)

Back in the early 2000’s it was very cool to wear one piece jump suits. Over the years men have worn jumpsuits made by Dickie’s and Girbaud. In the 90’s Tupac wore overalls and so did the R&B boy group Immature. These were still one piece suits. Not necessarily shorts, but you get the point.

7. Rompers are not necessarily a “gay thing”

As I mentioned previously, I have seen countless memes on social media implying that a man wearing a romper is gay. I don’t agree that an article of clothing can determine your sexuality. Men in Scotland wear kilts. Kilts resemble skirts. Does this make all Scottish men gay? Men in long “dress like” shirts have been on the runway for years. This does not determine ones sexuality.

8. Rompers can be unisex just like pants or shirts

Men and women both wear pants. We both wear shirts, and sweaters as well. The list goes on. The cuts are different, but they both still have the same names. Why can’t the same be done for rompers? After all these arguments I have given in support of the male romper, I am wondering if the name is the problem.


Male rompers are not the end of the world. There is nothing wrong with the generations embracing it. The government is not trying to distract us from anything else going on in the world. Society is not trying to turn our men into punks. Glad we cleared that up.

I have a few male friends who have already declared that they will be part of the new wave of romper wearers. Frankly, I’m looking forward to seeing how this trend will be tailored for the modernized man.

18 thoughts on “Romper > Romp”him”

  1. Great post! I agree with everything you said. We’ve basically see other forms of “male rompers” plenty of times in history! Men wearing jump suits was totally a thing.

    • iHeart Nelle

      Cynthea…you are absolutely right! It was socially accepted when certain people were doing it, now everybody is trying to act “brand new” lol.

    • iHeart Nelle

      Thanks Korin…I know it’s a big controversy right now, but I honestly think that people will warm up to the idea.

  2. Thank you! I totally agree with you! It is soo annoying, seeing this on facebook and people are just being ignorant. I don’t like it really but I also don’t care to go back and forth on a meme. Just date whomever fits your criteria I say.

  3. Tara

    I love the article. I think the male romper is a great idea, and like you said, they don’t necessarily have to always be short and revealing. There’s so many different ways to construct and style a romper.

  4. Love this!! I agree, especially with #3 and #8. I think people forgot that rompers were worn by men first way back when in Europe. I think it depends on how it is worn and if the guy is fashion forward enough to pull it off. Just like not all women can pull if a jumpsuit or romper. I do think they should change the name. Just call it a jumpsuit or a #ROMPHIM. Great insight! #primplife

    • iHeart Nelle

      Wunms…sounds like neither of us will be rocking a romper. It’s too cold where you live and even though I have the weather, I am too pregnant! 😂

    • iHeart Nelle

      Kerri…you are not alone. I think it will take some time for it to be socially accepted by the majority.

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