Romp Around | Playsuits for Summer

The fabulous Nicole Ritchie in a Denim Romper

Contrary to popular belief, rompers (also known as playsuits) aren’t just for 5 year olds or skinny minis. A great alternative to dresses and shorts, rompers (when worn right) are stylish and easy to sport this summer.

The key to pulling off this look is FIT. This is not a catsuit so don’t go for tight. It should skim loosely across the body, and depending on the cut, it should cinch in at your natural waist or slightly below. It should also be loose on your thighs (if it rides up, it’s too tight). If it’s fitting like a second skin, go up a size or try another designer. You may have to seach a little, but it is possible for just about everyone to try this look.

Here are a few I found:

DahliaTriple Collar Self Spot Playsuit, $120

BB Dakota Ophelia Chelsea Girl Romper, $55


Lucca Couture Cinched Waist Jumpsuit, $75

TopShop Magenta One Shoulder Kimono Sleeve Playsuit, $100


Go Jane Strapless Woven Belt Jumpsuit, $24.80


Forever 21 Geometric Shapes Romper, $22.90

Madewell Striped Weekend Romper, $39.99

The romper’s material (silk, cotton, denim), cut (one shoulder, sleeveless, halter) and your event (work, play) will determine how you accessorize. Need ideas? Try:

Statement jewelry: (mixed metal necklaces or bracelets, cocktail rings)

Shoes: If casual, go for jeweled or metallic flats. A little dressier, choose a neutral wedge or platform

Cover-Up: If its cool, try a a thin cotton blazer-push up the sleeves to give it a relaxed feel. If it’s warmer but you still want a cover-up, try a loose cardigan that hits mid-thigh.

Bag: Anything goes. Play with a bright, textured clutch for night, a hobo or on shoulder bag for day.

In addition to the ones above, there are some really cute, versatile ones at Target. If you’re on a budget but still want to test this trend out, they have a nice collection to experiment with without breaking the bank.

Have you gotten in on the trend? Any brands you’d recommend? How did you accessorize? Comment below 🙂

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3 Replies to “Romp Around | Playsuits for Summer”

  1. These tips are incredible! I am now loving playsuits, especially that Topshop one.
    Thanks for your comment on my blog! I love yours.


  2. Thank you! They really are easier to try thank people think. There are a few at Target that I have my eye on. The Topshop is my fave for going out, and the Dahkia one is my fave for every day. I love the peter pan collar.

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