Thursday, May 10, 2012

All About Rompers...

All About Rompers...

During my closet reorganization (post here), I came across several rompers (yay!), including a still tagged Bebe romper in bright yellow from last spring .  It's time to start incorporating these babies into my summer wardrobe!  As a child, I remember seeing my mom's rompers hanging in the closet and thinking "what?!". Because I didn't wear this trend during the first go round, it's been fun playing with the "return of the romper" over the last couple of years.  There are soooo many choices available, especially with the brights/neons and prints that are so popular right now.

Starting with runway inspiration...

Anna Sui Spring/Summer 2012 (similar here)...bright prints

Badgley Mischka Spring/Summer 2012...bright solids

Bebe Spring/Summer 2012...whites

Betsey Johnson Spring/Summer 2012...pastel florals

Holly Fulton Spring/Summer 2012...geometric prints

And then Celebrity / Street / Ad Campaigns...

Bebe Spring 2012 Ad Campaign...denim romper

Kourtney Kardashian

Vanessa Hudgens / May 2012 in a Motel Rocks romper

Fashion blogger Blair (Atlantic-Pacific blog) / May 2012

Street Style

And where to buy...
Bebe self sash halter romper  ($109)... addition of a belt to create a colorblock effect...try one in red  here
Victoria's Secret  lace romper   ($68)... sleeveless style w/ drawstring
Marc by Marc Jacobs Colette floral romper / ASOS  ($109)...strappy style w/ self belt
Michael Kors  drawstring-waist jumper / Neiman Marcus   ($84)...short sleeve style w/ marble print
Bebe short sleeve shirt romper  ($109)...accessorized w/  belt , scarf wedges , and clutch       
Victoria's Secret  stripe romper   ($48) ...halter style...also available in blue stripe
Emerson Thorpe silk halter romper /  ($286) ...with self-tie belt...also available in black
Forever 21  ruffled floral romper   ($20)...sleeveless style w/ self-tie belt
M.S.S.P. jersey knit romper |  ($88)...strappy style w/ elastic waistband
Diane von Furstenberg Denisha jersey romper | Bloomingdale's  ($298)...sleeveless style w/ hood and self-tie
Victoria's Secret  linen zip-front romper  ($49.50)...strappy racerback style w/ elastic waistband
L*Space Callisto jumper /  ($141)...short sleeve style with V-neck front and elastic waistband
French Connection  horseshoe print romper | Bloomingdale's  ($108)...strappy style w/ drawstring
Bebe utility romper  ($119)...short sleeve style w/ zip front and back cutout (accessories for utility romper )  
Charlotte Russe Aztec print challis romper  ($24.99)...strapless w/ elastic waistband and braided belt
OndadeMar  embroidered romper | Bloomingdale's   ($184)...short sleeve style w/ tasseled ties at neck/waist

What shoes to wear?  I like the look of a flat sandal or wedge for day and dressing it up with a high heeled sandal or wedge for night.

Tory Burch   Emmy Flat | Bloomingdale's  ($195) 
Bebe Caitlyn metallic woven wedge sandal  ($139)

Accessorize with a belt ?  Adding a belt (especially a wider style) to a romper (particularly a solid color romper) gives your outfit a more structured and figure flattering look as well as giving you the opportunity to add a pop of color to your look and try out a version of the colorblocking trend.
Go Jane woven leatherette stretch belt   ($11)
Lulus leather fringe belt  ($37)

Will you play with the romper trend this summer?  Love your feedback!

Have a great weekend!


  1. I love a good romper, and it is always exciting finding things in your closet!! :)


  2. Gorgeous finds!!!! Very inspirational post :)

  3. I love it!!!


  4. I love these looks!!! Rompers are such a fun way to look cute and feel comfortable during the hot summer months. Thank you for the inspiration - your blog is wonderful!

    she is red

  5. Love me a good romper! The Anna Sui and Michael Kors ones are my favorite of your pics. Great roundup!

  6. it's a romper wonderland! fabulous blog! i would love to follow each other if you like my blog too! have a great day~~

    xo's, Vanessa

  7. Personally, I think rompers got a much classier revamp this season versus last year at this time. Most of them were too short, strapless, made with not the best quality materials so I steered far from them. But now that I see this spread, with silk, lapels, and longer lengths I'm ready to give the romper a try again!

  8. Amazing post, darling!
    Especially loving your runway picks!


    P.S. Yay ~ so excited that you order something from Romwe - enjoy!

  9. I have a few rompers now, but I always forget to wear them! I must remind myself to pull them out, because they're so easy to wear with some cute wedges!

    Natasha ~

  10. i love this color, amazing post honey!


  11. Love every romper!! This makes us want to go shopping haha!

    ox from NYC!


  12. Such a fun piece of clothing! You did a great job of putting all the great ones together! Beautiful post - very informative:-) Love ur blog - would you like to follow each other? Hope you are having a wonderful day!
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