The first thing that struck me about the Dotty Spotty Romper (after the purple spots – I love purple spots) was the quality of the appliqué. Lovely, durable, brightly coloured flower patches with embroidered overstitch in beautiful complimentary colours. Then we put it to use and I fell in love even more.
By far the best thing about rompers is that they are so, so practical. They may not be considered the most trendy outfits, especially past about 3 months, but when your little one is really discovering movement and testing the limits of what her body will do, a romper is perfect. Lily is 8 months old and trying to progress to a proper crawl (as opposed to her belly on the floor commando crawling), attempting to pull herself up, continuing to roll around at astonishing speed and gets into any mischief she can find. Being in a romper means there is nothing around her waist to restrict her movement, no separate top to get bunched up around her chest.
However, this is not just any romper, it’s a Frugi romper, so it is made from the softest, most beautiful organic cotton which washes and wears wonderfully. Plus, of course, it is generously cut to fit over a cloth nappy, but looks equally adorable over a disposable. The long sleeves and legs mean that it is versatile season-wise and as it gets warmer, we will just remove socks and reduce bodysuit sleeve length. I think it would take an unusually warm British summer day to make it completely un-wearable. This is the perfect outfit for playtime – around the house, out in the garden (when it warms up) – this romper is even stylish enough to venture out to playdates and the park.
Can I raise a virtual glass and toast the clever Frugi people for their lovely rompers? My little girl has 2 different styles and looks beautiful in each one. Baby girls clothes can often be a pink overload and Frugi manages to strike the balance right – enough pink so that well meaning strangers don’t ask how old your little “boy” is in the park and yet not so much that you feel like you’ve given birth to a mini barbie!
Molly’s most recent romper is the Leapfrogger in Dusty Rose with a Natural Stripe. The Rose is a fabulous colour and the front pocket (a 5 month old can never have enough pockets don’t you know?) is a slightly different muted shade of pink which looks great. The Leapfrogger Romper design is also a classic – stripes will never go out of fashion and I love the small sprig of flowers detail on the back that Molly will be able to show off once she gets mobile and crawls.
The simplicity of the Romper design is also a marvel for those days when sleep deprivation prevents more complicated outfits that require colour co-ordination (or for when Molly’s Dad is dressing her) – We can simply put her in a Romper and know she will look great. If the day turns out hot she’ll stay nice and cool in her Romper and if the weather is colder then the Romper looks great with tights and a cardie too.
The sizing is also a winner as it’s on the generous size so Molly will get quite a few months wear before I pass it onto my extremely lucky niece. Last, but by no means least, the cotton the Rompers are made off is unbelieveably soft – comfy for Molly but also lovely for me as I can enjoy cuddling her even more when she’s wrapped up in yummy organic cotton. Mmmmmmmm let me see – I make that at least 6 different reasons to love a Frugi Romper – better make that a virtual bottle for my toast rather than just one glass!
As you are increasing the range of clothes Frugi now makes to encompass mothers (and hopefully fathers too?) would you consider an adult version of the Fishy Romper? I know that many an adult would want to pad around the house in something as comfortable and cheeky as that! Well, maybe a romper suit is not quite right, but certainly a t-shirt, or even breastfeeding pjs?
There was something about that romper that the sub romper didn’t have. The green and yellow were a fantastic stripe combination, the fish motive was very cute, and it just seemed to suit the colourings of lots of children. My mum certainly said how well our Benjamin looked in that green (we had the crawler dungarees too, it was a green summer!)… loved it! BRING BACK THE FISHY ROMPER! Or son of Fishy Romper…
I don’t think I’m alone in my feelings for this garment!