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
The wear-it-any-way romper
The vintage day-or-night romper
The adjustable-straps romper
The romper of the stars
The romantic romper
“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!
- Apple-shape (bigger in the middle). Look for a colorblocked (dark bottom/bright top) romper with a fitted torso and wide legs: Petite Colorblocked Romper ($234) from Anthropologie.
- Boy-shape (rectangular torso). Look for a high-cinched-waist romper with features such as ruffles or pleats to create extra shape: Catherine Malandrino Wrap-Front Jumpsuit ($295) at Neiman Marcus.
- Pear-shape (bigger on the bottom). Look for rompers that have neckline embellishments or are brighter on tip: BCBGMAXAZRIA Jumpsuit Casli Croxxover Halter ($178) from Bloomingdales.
- Column shape (bigger on top). Look for rompers with ruffles and/or brighter colors on the bottom to balance out a larger bust: Sweetheart Skort Romper from ($23) from FOREVER 21®.
- Hourglass shape (curvy). Look for rompers that maintain your balanced shape and accentuate your waist with ties or elastic: Diane Von Furstenberg New Ayden Playsuit ($224) at Harrod’s.