Short rompers tend to make an appearance every spring and summer--with very good reason. These abbreviated one-pieces require very little coordination, yet they can make a high-impact style statement. Inspired by the recent runway versions we’ve seen, such as Chloe’s romantic frilled onesie, as well as celebs wearing the trend, like Joan Smalls’ smartly tailored Chanel look, we gathered a handful of our favorites for you to try. (A word to the wise: if you’re worried about looking too juvenile, opt for a structured version instead of a more romantic or flowy silhouette; it's a bit more polished.) Click through our slideshow to see who’s wearing rompers and shop our picks too.
Photo:Louis Vuitton, Chloe, and Jason Wu
Louis Vuitton S/S 13
Oversized graphic checks give Louis Vuitton’s Dark Brown And White Scuba Extra large Damier Jumpsuit ($3250) a mod-inspired feel.
Chloe S/S 13
Chloe’s Cotton Popeline Playsuit ($1895, 323.602.0000) channels pure femininity, thanks to its one-shoulder neckline and ruffled peplum.
Jason Wu S/S 13
A black belt breaks up Jason Wu’s tailored coral romper for a decidedly stylish effect.
At Chanel’s Tribeca Film Festival Artists Dinner in New York last month, Smalls wore a one-piece from the label’s Pre-Spring 13 collection. The romper’s alluring, abbreviated hemline offers the perfect counterpoint to its naturally playful vibe.
The model’s textured onesie is the perfect understated choice for daytime dressing, especially when styled with a narrow belt and oversized red shades.
An unexpectedly stylish approach to the season’s denim trend: A.P.C.’s 50s Short Jumpsuit ($325) paired with canvas sneakers for a casual flair.
10 Crosby Derek Lam’s Diamond Open Back Romper ($495) has a pajama-inspired print, but a foldover collar gives it extra polish.
A drop-waist silhouette? Check. Vibrant florals? Check. Zara’s Floral Print Jumpsuit ($70) is the perfect laid-back addition to your wardrobe.
A contrasting collar and sleeves lend edge to Topshop’s fitted Ditsy Cutout Playsuit ($110).
The Paneled Silk Crepe de Chine and Silk-Chiffon Playsuit ($365) displays T by Alexander Wang’s aesthetic perfectly: streamlined and sexy.
A belted waist gives figure-flattering definition to the fluid shape of Oasis’ Shell Playsuit ($77).
Nothing looks fresher than a crisp all-white ensemble. Get the look in J Brand’s Tandy Jersey-Twill Playsuit ($450) paired with gold accents.
Think of findersKEEPER’s Stronger Than Me Playsuit ($154) in Black as a youthful alternative to the little black dress, and team it with sleek pumps.
Style Dolce Vita’s lacy Clarita Romper ($209) with kitten heels for feminine allure.
Dolce & Gabbana’s Polka-Dot Silk Playsuit ($1325) smacks of retro charm. Contrast the black and white palette with cheeky red accents.
The downtown girl will appreciate Chalayan’s Grey Line Organza Trim Romper ($514) worn with lace-up combat boots.
Pack BCBGMaxazria’s Kelly Wrap-Top Romper ($298) for your next weekend trip. Its beachy vibe begs for accessories like a straw hat and sandals.