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|
|Vanessa Hudgens / May 2012 in a Motel Rocks romper|
|Fashion blogger Blair (Atlantic-Pacific blog) / May 2012|
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 / Singer22.com ($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 | Dillards.com ($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 / Singer22.com ($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!Cathy