The romper is a must-have this summer. Check out the coolest rompers of the season and decide which style is best for your body type.
“As a designer, I love rompers because they highlight a tiny waist or cute backside while drawing attention away from areas that some ladies would rather keep more modest,” says Laura Mehlinger, designer and owner of Lola Haze™ Lingerie & Loungewear. “And they’re just so fun!”
Rompers can be worn alone or as a layering piece. Pair a romper with jeans and wedges, a flowy skirt and sandals or a blazer and heels.
The cover-up romper
Wear a romper as a cute beach or poolside cover-up. “Lounge away in your swimsuit and romper -- and accessorize with some bright wedges and electric nail polish (and maybe a bronzed lifeguard or two),” says Mehlinger, who recommends Ephemera Romper ($119) from Lola Haze™.
The wear-it-any-way romper
The vintage day-or-night romper
The adjustable-straps romper
“A one-piece romper will fit every woman differently," says fashion blogger Dale Janee Steliga. Look for rompers with adjustable straps to account for the length of your torso. If you have a long torso, you don’t want the romper too hiked up. If you have a short torso, you don’t want the shorts to sag in the back. We love BillaBong Hey Toots Romper ($40) at PacSun.
The romper of the stars
Dress like a star! Soraya by Rozi, the exclusive LA-based brand merchandiser for MTV, Oxygen and Bravo, features the Sophie Jumper ($92). In this gorgeous get-up, you’ll look just like one of your favorite reality TV stars.
“Rompers are comfortable but can look boxy or shapeless. Cinch the waist with a skinny belt or a fitted blazer.” ~Dale Janee Steliga, SavvySpice.com
The best romper for you
Liz Kelly Zook is a body typing consultant and says that following trends is great as long as you dress for your body type. Zook makes romper recommendations for every shape. Find yours!
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