Find Your Fit
While you can normally get away wearing one size off in most clothing items, rompers
are an entirely different story. Sizing up or down doesn’t necessarily add more (or
less) length to the garment. So if you’re on the tall or petite side, look for options
that come in those extended sizes—and avoid an inescapable wedgie or unflatteringly
To buy: Loft petite embroidered linen romper, $79.50; loft.com . Banana Republic limited-edition long-sleeve print romper (available in tall sizes), $158; bananarepublic.com .
Look for Luxe Fabrics and Details
Ditch the kiddie look by sticking dressy fabrics, like silk and satin, that are definitely
more sophisticated. Features like long sleeves, lace trim, and dark colors also add
a more mature air. Bonus: Mixing the laidback silhouette with these fancier design
elements means you can easily take a romper from day to night.
To buy: Leith cold-shoulder romper, $64; nordstrom.com .
No one said itty-bitty short-shorts are the only option. Why not combine two of summer’s
best trends into one, and opt for a romper with a cropped-pant leg? It’s a win-win, one-step
ensemble that’s sure to become one of your favorites.
To buy: Aritzia Maximillian jumpsuit, $185; artizia.com .
Or Go Incognito
If pulling off the one-piece look feels too advanced, try on a style that feels a little
familiar. A faux-wrap front gives the illusion of a tried-and-true mini dress (with
the extra—uh—security of shorts underneath).
To buy: Adelyn Rae faux wrap romper, $78; asos.com .
When In Doubt, Pair With Chic Accessories
In doubt about whether a floral print looks too childlike, or if an off-the-shoulder
style is too much? Pare back your accessories to sleek options, like strappy metallic
sandals and structural jewelry, to keep your look polished.
To buy: J. Jill metallic strappy sandals, $99; jjill.com .