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5 Under $50: Grown-Up Rompers

For summer picnics on the grass, covering-up by the pool or relaxed outdoor parties, consider the cool, comfortable sophistication of a playful—yet totally grown-up—romper.

1. Faith21 Studded Sleeveless Romper, $24.80 at

2. Bubbly Day Romper, $38 at

3. Strapless Charmeuse Romper, sale $39.99 at (also in harvest red)

4. LC Lauren Conrad Embellished Romper, sale $29.99 at

5. Moon Collection Hot Spot Romper, $44.99 at

Hot Spot Romper
Never saw a romper I thought I could pull off (my thighs highlighted, no thanks) but I LOVE that one from the Limited.

Contemplating driving to the mall right now.....
#1 Lex on 2010-06-15 13:15 (Reply)
Isn't it gorgeous?! I'm thinking of getting it myself, just wonder if it'll stay up without too much trouble...
#1.1 The Budget Babe on 2010-06-15 18:21 (Reply)
Like so many trends that I can't get behind (Uggs, Crocs, wearing socks with shoes, jumpsuits, and leggings worn as pants, anything made by Ed Hardy or Juicy Couture) I am very much against these fashion versions of a onesie. That being said, heaven help me because I actually like the Lauren Conrad one. Dare I say that its cute? I like that it kind of looks like a separate and I could see myself rocking it well.
#2 Athena on 2010-06-15 16:56 (Reply)
Yup, I have my eye on the LC one as well, hopefully my store has it so I can try it on in person :-)
#2.1 The Budget Babe on 2010-06-15 18:22 (Reply)
If you find it, can you please do an update/review?
#2.1.1 Athena on 2010-06-16 10:49 (Reply)
I went to Kohls this morning but spent too much time in the shoe section and had my dog with me in waiting in the car, so I saw the romper --looked good in person, just like the photo -- however I didn't have time to try it on. Not much of a blogger, am I!? So I'll try to get back there soon and actually try it on and take some pics so ya'll can see how it fits. :-)
# The Budget Babe on 2010-06-16 13:34 (Reply)
hi there! First, I love your site, its a daily stop for me!

I have been wanting to try to a romper and so I found myself at kohls (of all places) and had to try the LC one on. I usually take about a size 2-4 and found even the size small to be too big and shapeless :-( I did manage to find a denim one in the JUNIORS dept (I'm 31...shhhh...) that had more shape and structure. And it was only 17 dollars!!!

My question is what color bra would you recommend wearing with a denim spaghetti strapped romper? Straps are gonna show regardless, so do I go with a fun bright bra? Or just stick to a black or white one?
#2.1.2 Carrie in AZ on 2010-06-16 13:40 (Reply)
I don't understand how you get into the ones with straps. Am I missing something here?
#3 Jen on 2010-06-15 19:07 (Reply)
More importantly, how do you go to the bathroom while wearing this? Do you have to take the whole thing off, risking dropping it on the floor of a public restroom?
#3.1 JD on 2010-06-15 19:35 (Reply)
Most of them have zippers on the side-then, you can sort of step in through the side.
#3.1.1 Jilly on 2010-06-15 21:10 (Reply)
I like the shape of modcloth but I'm not sure about the color.
#4 JuliaM (Homepage) on 2010-06-16 07:05 (Reply)
i am LOVING the Strapless Charmeuse Romper!!
#5 vnssa906 on 2010-06-18 15:15 (Reply)
Rompers look cute on mannequins and some bloggers, but every one I've seen "modeled" in real life was unfortunate. They always seem to short....either in the leg length (so butts hang out) or in the rise(so wedgies are created). I think a garment like this is just really hard to fit. Even harder than a dress because of the legs.
#6 Kasmira (Homepage) on 2010-07-08 14:37 (Reply)
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