When we're looking for a dressed-in-a-flash, one-and-done outfit, we're reaching for a T9 jumpsuit or romper for women. Better than a dress, easier than figuring out what the heck goes with those pants, forever versatile and always on-trend, they're the grab-and-go solution to the never-ending question of "what should I wear?"
What's a romper? What's a jumpsuit?
Rompers and jumpsuits are wardrobe sisters—they often do the same job (casual, effortless, ready for anything) but there are some key differences between the two styles:
Rompers: A romper is usually a one or two-piece outfit that involves shorts and a matching top. Rompers can be all sorts of styles, from sleeveless to long-sleeve, denim to floral, flowy to ruched waist, but shorts are the piece that makes the difference.
Jumpsuits: Jumpsuits are a one-piece outfit that includes a top and pants. From dressy and sleeveless catsuits to casual denim overalls, jumpsuit styles for women are the ultimate in flexible, functional, put-together wardrobe options.
What's the difference between a romper and a jumpsuit?
Jumpsuits are a one-piece outfit that usually includes pants. Rompers can be one or two pieces, but most often include shorts.
What's so special about rompers and jumpsuits?
Where do we begin? Rompers and jumpsuits are literally our wardrobe's MVP. Easy to wear and even easier to style, these one-piece-wonders keep us feeling put-together, even if we've hit snooze a few too many times. Rompers and jumpsuits are also endlessly versatile—a sleeveless boho summer romper with an elastic waist is perfect for a hot summer day on the boardwalk, while a wide leg jumpsuit with a v neck can be the perfect wedding guest attire. Whether you're looking for short sleeve summer staples or a sophisticated flowy one-piece, jumpers and rompers are your all-in-one solution to almost any wardrobe problem.
What do we wear with rompers and jumpsuits?
That's the beauty of all-in-one outfits for women—you don't have to put much thought into what else to wear! But if you want to go the extra mile, it's all about the accessories. Depending on the style, consider cute sandals or sneakers, or a statement piece of jewelry.
How is a romper or jumpsuit supposed to fit?
These versatile, flexible wardrobe staples fit in all sorts of ways, from loose and flowy to skintight catsuit style. What matters most is how you feel in it—if you're comfortable and ready to move, then it's the right fit for you!
A few fit factors to consider:
- Sleeve length: These one-pieces come in all sorts of combos—from a long sleeve romper to a sleeveless jumpsuit. Consider what kind of sleeve makes sense for you and the day's plans.
- Occasion: Is this a playsuit for beach and vacay, or a put-together suit for meetings and AC-ed offices? Find a style that works with your schedule.
- Fabric: Rompers and jumpsuits can be worn in every season, which means they're made in all sorts of fabrics, from toasty knits to cool crepes and linens. Make sure to match your fabric to your forecast!
- Style: Whether you're looking for long pants, a tie-front, a high neckline, or a belted romper dress, there are endless options, so don't stop 'til you find the one for you!
Can you wear leggings with rompers?
Absolutely! Leggings or tights under shorts rompers help extend the wearability of our favorite summer staple into the shoulder seasons, like spring and fall.