Ask a Stylist: How to Style a Romper


I’m about to make a very bold statement. Rompers are like the most perfect garment ever for summer. Why? Because they have the ease of a dress, coupled with the practicality of a pair of shorts. Rompers are effortless and can actually look quite stylish.

Many people fear looking juvenile while wearing a romper but with a few simple styling tricks, you will be romping around town in no time.

Add a Layer

One simple layer makes all the difference. Would a 5-year-old pair her romper with a chic little cardigan or a lightweight leather jacket? I don’t think so. Adding one simple layer will take your romper to the next level.


In my opinion, rompers need a little something extra to make them more effective. Throw on a statement necklace or a stack of bracelets to up the style ante.

Raise Up

It’s tempting to throw on a beat-up pair of Converse with your romper (and sometimes that’s okay) but if you really want to look polished – try rocking a pair of wedges or booties instead. This simple styling tweak will make a huge difference.

What are your thoughts on rompers for summer? Are you sold on the trend or so over the trend?

Mara Hoffman Romper // CLU Cardigan // Ashley Pittman Necklace // Stella McCartney Sandals

Lauren Messiah, is a Los Angeles based stylist and the creator of, a blog about designer deals, the hottest trends, and Lauren’s life as a fashion stylist.Lauren styles some of Hollywood’s most successful women in entertainment, celebrities, fashion editorials, and national ad campaigns. Lauren has been featured in Marie Claire, Vogue Italia, Grazia, WWD, OK! Magazine and Health Magazine.