I had never been certain about the romper look in the past. I loved the idea of their uniqueness and playful vibe. But I was never sure if I could actually pull one off, and it didn’t help when people (males in particular) would express openly that they were not a fan of the trend. So, I would hang it back up on the store rack with remorse and feel sad that I couldn’t take the risk. Rompers have been one of those fashion trends that women either love or hate, embrace or cringe at the sight of them.
However, on a recent trip to Forever21, I found a romper with a pattern I fell in love with. I took it into the dressing room, put it on and was surprised at how much I adored it. So then I thought, “Who cares what other people think?” What matters is that I like it. Any Budget Babe and fashionista knows that this is true about any piece that might be slightly “out there,” whether it be clothing, a bag, or jewelry. It’s all about how you wear it! So if you have yet to brave a romper, I challenge you to give it another try with one of these cute options I’ve rounded up for you!
1. Papaya Clothing Bird Print Romper, $21
Throw on this cute bird-printed strapless over your swimsuit or for a casual day in the sun!
2. Threadsence ‘What A Dream’ Romper, $44
These flowy sleeves are light enough to wear on warm spring day.
3. ZARA Printed Jumpsuit, $60
Go with the strapless top and pants combo in this unique printed jumpsuit.
4. ASOS Watermelon Print Bandeau Playsuit, $34
Look yummy and playful in this watermelon print, perfect to wear for any springtime gathering!
5. L’Amour Nanette Lepore Ruffled Romper, $12 (down from $25)
How adorable is the seahorse print?! Another easy, everyday romper to lounge around in.
6. LC Lauren Conrad Floral Pintuck Romper, $40
I could see Ms. Conrad herself wearing this feminine floral number with nude pumps and a white blazer!
7. Lulu’s Satin Jumpsuit, $49
This bright jumpsuit in satin is a great little number for a bit more of a formal setting, but still springy!
8. BDG Chambray Shirt Romper, $39 (down from $69)
Chambray shirts, chambray dresses—why not a chambray romper?
9. Forever21 High Desert Surplice Romper, $20
This one is the happy medium between a tank top and sleeves, with a lively tribal pattern that just shouts summer!
10. Xhilaration Cutout Printed Romper, $25
We love our cutouts in out shoes and dresses, so naturally we’d love a romper with cutouts too! And of course we adore the polka dots as well
11. Charlotte Russe Flutter Sleeve Slit-Back Romper, $27
A basic white but pretty romper, the opening in the back gives it just a subtle touch of sexy but still sophisticated.
Photo by Kailan Kalina