Rompers, jumpsuits whatever you call them, they’re comfy, practical, stylish and Moms love them. I chatted with three Vancouver-based brands and asked them what makes their rompers such a popular choice for busy, multi-tasking Moms, like myself. Personally, I like that I can dress my romper up with a cute jacket and some earrings or wear it for the daycare drop off with runners and a sweater. My romper is SO comfy, I don’t have to worry about matching and when I’m schlepping kids and their belongings around it’s unlikely to come off, slip down or expose me in any way. I also love shopping local, ethically made brands.
Three cool local romper brands
Smash + Tess
“As busy moms ourselves, we started the #RomperRevolution to make our customers’ lives easier – because life can be complicated, and life can be hard… but deciding what to wear doesn’t need to be! Not to mention, once you put on your first Romper, you’ll never want to take it off – it’ll take you from the sheets to the streets in no time at all!”
~Ashley Freeborn, Founder, Principal, Chief Executive Officer
>> Smash + Tess
Lav and Kush
“Becoming a working mom to two little ones, coupled with a desire to be stylish yet super comfortable, inspired me to create our rompers. Always a little bit tired, with a list of 100 things to do before the kids get home, I really felt the need to design a piece of clothing with 3 basic elements:
1. It must make me happy (because it feels THAT good)
2. Must be great quality and well made
3. Design must be versatile enough to wear to all sorts of activities and flattering because of the cut and details. (Great for breastfeeding mamas also!)
~ Angela Saxena, Creator
“Rompers are the Ultimate Mom uniform because not only are they comfortable for lounging and running after the baby but they can also be dressed up. Pair it with a cute Jean Jacket, some white sneakers, a belt bag and your favourite baseball hat and your good to go to run all your errands. Rompers are so versatile and allow you to feel a bit more put together than just wearing sweats!”
~ Rudi Soderberg, Co-owner
Jenn Wint is a writer, communications strategist and a public relations specialist. She is passionate about storytelling and community. Jenn lives in East Vancouver with her husband, 3yo son and 1yo daughter. You’ll find them hanging around Vancouver’s playgrounds, water parks, coffee shops and anywhere that bakes fresh cookies in-house!