Romping around

sheer fuschia top from Fletcher by Lyell, white lace romper by Dolce Vita, leather and knit belt by Kimchi Blue, turquoise bag by Deux Lux
{ sheer fuschia top from Fletcher by Lyell (UO), Cheri lace romper by Dolce Vita (Letters from LA), leather and knit belt by Kimchi Blue (UO), turquoise bag by Deux Lux (UO) }

Soon after I moved to the Los Angeles area, I discovered a boutique called Letters from LA. There I found this adorable Dolce Vita romper – the first romper I’d ever tried that I actually felt good in!

{ sheer fuschia top from Fletcher by Lyell (UO), Cheri lace romper by Dolce Vita (Letters from LA), leather and knit belt by Kimchi Blue (UO), turquoise bag by Deux Lux (UO) }
{ sheer fuschia top from Fletcher by Lyell (UO), Cheri lace romper by Dolce Vita (Letters from LA), leather and knit belt by Kimchi Blue (UO), turquoise bag by Deux Lux (UO) }

I’ve tried on a lot of rompers since they started coming back in style, but they never were a flattering fit. They always cut across my stomach in the wrong place or were too unshapely on my… backside. However, I recommend going through the effort because, once you find the right one-piece for your body, they can be really comfortable and fun.

{ sheer fuschia top from Fletcher by Lyell (UO), Cheri lace romper by Dolce Vita (Letters from LA), leather and knit belt by Kimchi Blue (UO), turquoise bag by Deux Lux (UO) }
{ sheer fuschia top from Fletcher by Lyell (UO), Cheri lace romper by Dolce Vita (Letters from LA), leather and knit belt by Kimchi Blue (UO), turquoise bag by Deux Lux (UO) }

One of the best ways to ensure a flattering fit is to find well-made, very tailored rompers. The thoughtful construction is there to flatter your body, creating the best shape to show you off.

Mallory Stripe Romper from Marc by Marc Jacobs
{ Mallory Stripe Romper from Marc by Marc Jacobs }

While the beauty of a romper is that it can always go solo, there are so many ways to style them for different whims or occasions. While I made mine appropriate for my casual work environment with a sheer blouse, you can also use crop tops to add dimension.

Olsen Tie Neck Romper by Alice + Olivia
{ Olsen Tie Neck Romper by Alice + Olivia, Viscose Voile Crop Top (Free People) + Easy Days Off the Shoulder Sweater (Free People) }

Rompers are the perfect no-muss, no-fuss, go-to piece for an active day on the town, but they can also be dressed up with a sheer maxi skirt to add some drama and movement.

Madeleine Cookie Teal Romper
{ Madeleine Cookie Teal Romper + Chiffon Full Length Skirt by American Apparel }

For the evenings, you should play with proportions by choosing a long cardigan to keep you warm.

Sucre Romper by Roxy
{ Sucre Romper by Roxy + Long Gauzy Cardigan by Warehouse (ASOS) }

Or, take it a step further by wearing a full-length, button-up dress open from the waist down to showcase your legs – and, yes, your romper, too.

Printed dress by Zara + Angel romper by Cheap Monday
{ Printed dress by Zara + Angel romper by Cheap Monday }

sheer fuschia top from Fletcher by Lyell (UO), white lace romper by Dolce Vita (Letters from LA), leather and knit belt by Kimchi Blue (UO), turquoise bag by Deux Lux (UO)
{ sheer fuschia top from Fletcher by Lyell (UO), Cheri lace romper by Dolce Vita (Letters from LA), leather and knit belt by Kimchi Blue (UO), turquoise bag by Deux Lux (UO) }








About Alison

Artsy-nerdy, fashion and lifestyle blogger. Loving wife, baby sister. Uprooted Texan living in SoCal. Writer, shopper, photographer, reader, listener, drawer - loving the aesthetics and the depth in life.
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