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Rompers are cute and versatile for work, play, or travel—but they can be a struggle to style. Check out these TFG tips on how to dress up a romper, or dress it down!

 


How to Style a Romper


 

 

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Travel Girl Fashion help! A reader asks:

 

I just bought this cute romper and plan on taking it on every trip. What are some outfit options?

 

Rompers are a fashion trend that has hit travel circles! Though not something to wear when you’re in countries that mainly have squat toilets, these are versatile clothing pieces that look fab for road trips, cruises, resorts, European travel, or just hanging at home. 

Though the terms tend to be interchangeable, a long romper aka, a jumpsuit, is especially versatile because it acts as both a top and pants at the same time. When choosing one for a trip, neutral colors such as black, olive, khaki, navy, or white are generally best. This allows you to wear the romper for more than one activity like sightseeing or dinner out.  

However, it can be daunting to know what accessories or shoes to wear with a romper when traveling (or even otherwise). 

 

So we took our reader question and her pick to show you how to style a black romper!

 

 

How to Style a Black Short Sleeve Romper

 

 

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Lane Bryant Knit Kit Crossover Jumpsuit | Sizes 10-28

 

Lane Bryant Black Romper Pants and Shirt Combo

 

This stylish Lane Bryant crossover jumpsuit was shared in the TFG Facebook group, an amazing resource for female travelers looking for what to pack or what to wear. As you can see, it’s oh-so-versatile due to the neutral black color and classic styling details. 

The pockets allow for some easy storage of a lip gloss, and the crossover neckline drapes across the torso in a flattering manner. The cropped pants are a terrific length to showcase shoes well. The nicest touch has to be the dolman sleeves wich have a shirred drawstring which can go up or down, dependant on the look you’re after—either way, it creates a pretty ruched effect! 

It also comes in petite sizing as well! Now, how to style this for travel and pair it with lovely, yet practical pieces? We’re happy to show you just how to wear a black romper!

 

 

Shoes

 

When it comes to how to rock a romper, they’re so versatile which allows you to play with shoe options. From sandals in the summer to slip-ons, or even ankle boots in the fall/winter, you can truly take this piece through all seasons!

 

 

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Shop Naot Sabrina Sandal: Amazon | Zappos | Walmart

 

Animal Print Sandals

 

Naot sandals constantly make our readers top lists for summer shoes, and these have a cork and latex footbed that’s shock-absorbing, with arch support, and are generally dang cute!

These come in many colors, but we love the cheetah print for our black romper above—perfect for some sightseeing and dinner out at a top-rated Tripadvisor restaurant. Believe it or not, animal print shoes are actually neutral and can go well with a number of other shades. 

Readers say these are top-notch walking shoes that have cushion yet look great for day to evening looks. These are also a HUGE fave of TFG’s editor-in-chief Alex. (Check out her full review on these sandals!)

 

 

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Shop Vionic Kirra Sandal: Amazon | QVC | Walmart | Zappos 

 

Metallic Sandals

 

The Kirra from Vionic is sleek and chic with a triangular thong-style design and backstrap for stability and adjustability. The microfiber-wrapped, EVA footbed is so soft; you’ll feel like you’re walking on air.

Metallic is another neutral that can add zip to a black romper, pair with some subtle gold jewelry, and voila! 

One reader reiterates that “I wear them with black all the time and they look great!” This sandal also comes in other colors as well. 

Also, check out this review on the Vionic Kirra Sandals to learn more!

 

Here are the most cute and comfortable walking sandals for travel!

 

 

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Shop Naot Prophecy Sandal: Amazon | Nordstrom | Walmart | Zappos | QVC

 

Neutral Wedge Sandals

 

Wedges look great with rompers because they instantly dress them up! Your tootsies won’t suffer in wedges either as they would in typical heels because they’re more stable and your feet touch more surface. Excellent for travel! 

Naot is one of the most popular brands that combines comfort and style well. The Prophecy’s adjustable ankle straps, a cushioned anatomic footbed, and padded heel cup add effortless comfort all day long.

 

 

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Shop Tory Burch Minnie Flat: Amazon | Nordstrom | MYTHERESA | Saks Fifth Avenue

 

Classic Ballet Flats

 

Let this Tory Burch flat make your romper shine with its logo medallion and sleek construction. The leather upper, lined rubber sole, and cushioned footbed means your feet will be comfortable as you walk.

TFG readers rave about these shoes for their look and durability. And if you’re styling a neutral-colored romper, you could easily pluck some of the fun colors offered in these flats to add vim and vigor! 

TFG editor-in-chief says these are her fave flying shoes (see her review on these), but confesses she wears them ALL the time. Her color of choice in the Tory Burch is Perfect Black

However, be forewarned that flats work best for short bouts of walking, rather than longer periods, which may be just enough time to show off your romper!

 

 

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Shop Jibs Slim Black Sneaker: Jibs

 

Casual-Chic Slip-On Shoes

 

Jibs slip on sneakers are TFG editor-in-chief Alex’s favorite flying shoe for numerous reasons: the perforated upper is 100% real biodegradable-leather, so they’re environmentally friendly, the Therma rubber sole is strong and flexible, and the natural cork insole wicks away moisture and doesn’t retain odors.

Besides wearing them for flying, they’ll work as a light sightseeing shoe too. Their chic, yet casual feel would instantly create a laid-back look for our aforementioned black romper without looking clunky!  And these slip-ons can rotate with other travel outfits easily!

 

Find out the best slip on shoes for travel!

 

 

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Shop Blondo Elvina Waterproof Boot: Amazon | Nordstrom | Zappos 

 

Stylish Chelsea Boots

 

When it comes to what shoes to wear with a romper in the spring or fall, this TFG editor-in-chief pick does the trick! These classy, low-heeled (approximately 2”) Chelsea boots by Blondo can help keep your feet dry during wet weather due to its waterproof capabilities. 

These 100% leather boots also have a flexible rubber sole so you’ll never lose grip on slippery pavement. But mostly, these can add class and chic to a romper (just pair it with a cardigan!) from fall to winter.

 

 

Jackets

 

The wrong jacket can definitely ruin the look of your romper, but when you’re traveling, there also has to be a balance between practical and cute! Your best bet is to pair a long romper with something neutral, versatile, and timeless! 

 

 

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Shop Kenya Safari Jacket: Anatomie | VERISHOP | BANDIER 

 

 All-Around Versatile Jacket 

 

The Anatomie Kenya jacket has a classic design that will far surpass the livelihood of most trends. Though it has a military-style to it, the metal popper buttons and gunmetal zipper give it a chic, edgy look.

The slight cinch at the waist gives it a more blazer feel as well, which makes it super versatile with a black romper, for casual or more formal occasions. You could pair it with flat sandals, slip-ons, or an ankle boot.

This jacket is also a TFG editor-in-chief FAVE because it can pack really small, it dries fast, it’s wrinkle-resistant and easy to clean. An obvious contender for best travel jacket—read our review on the Kenya Safari jacket!

 

 

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Shop Levi’s Original Trucker Jacket: Amazon | Walmart | Zappos | QVC
Sizes XS-XL and 1X-4X Plus

 

Lightweight Denim Jacket

 

This Levi’s denim jacket is a classic style choice that is cute and comfortable. It’s a medium-wash that has front and side pockets and can be buttoned all the way up to the top.  

This piece is perfect to add some style and slight warmth to your romper in spring or summer, and it’s a classic that can be worn again and again., You can also get other shades in the jacket if you wish!

 

 

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Shop BLANKNYC Faux Leather Moto Jacket: Amazon | Nordstrom | Zappos 
Sizes XXS-XXL

 

Sleek Faux Leather Jacket

 

A good fall option for your romper is this BLANKNYC faux leather jacket that is effortlessly cool and if you layer with a scarf, your look would be complete! 

Pair with ankle boots or even loafers and you’d rock both autumn and winter outfits. Also comes in two other fantastic colors!

 

 

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Shop prAna Martina Jacket: Amazon | evo | Zulily 

 

Fashionable Rain Jacket

 

With the look of a stylish peacoat and the functionality of a sturdy raincoat, it’s hard to go wrong with the prAna Martina jacket!

Perfect for rainy fall or spring weather you may encounter, you’ll stay dry without looking bulky in your romper. This lightweight women’s raincoat is made of a combination of polyester and spandex. It’s durable and water-resistant with a full-zip closure that has metallic peacoat style buttons.

Combine with waterproof ankle boots and an umbrella, and you’ll be set! It comes in four different shades but be warned—it’ll definitely be hard to pick just one!

 

Here’s a full list of the best lightweight rain jackets!

 

 

Handbags

 

So in our guide here on how to wear a long romper, handbags can also help add a flourish to casual or even more elegant looks. It’ll be evident how versatile a black romper can be!

 

 

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Shop Longchamp Le Pliage Tote: Amazon |  Nodrstrom | Bloomingdale’s | Saks Off 5th

 

Timeless Shoulder Tote Bag

 

Classic in style, the Le Pliage tote is terrific for your onboard personal carry-on item and your day bag for sightseeing. And it’s pretty detailing would look chic with your romper without overpowering it. 

Made from water-resistant nylon with embossed leather trim, this best-seller is versatile enough for not just traveling, but everything else!  It comes in a range of shades and folds flat for storage (bonus!).

To learn more about Longchamp as a travel brand, check out our review on them!

 

 

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Shop Rebecca Minkoff Backpack: Amazon | Nordstrom | Bloomingdale’s

 

Beautiful and Practical Backpack

 

The Rebecca Minkoff Julian Backpack is chic, versatile, and perfect for carrying all your essentials due to the number of compartments inside (even for your smartphone!). Though not necessarily designed for travel, it’s a clear winner for taking on any trip. 

If you want to be hands-free and not have to sacrifice style, the textured leather, dangling tassels, and sleek hardware will look fab with your romper and not bulky. On top of it, this bag is uber practical, too! 

TFG editor-in-chief Alex has had hers since 2015 (and bought other colors since then) and it works for all her needs; she uses it for everything. (Don’t forget to read our full review on the Rebecca Minkoff backpack!)

 

 

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Shop humble chic Vegan Leather Wristlet: Amazon | Walmart | overstock

 

Elegant Clutch

 

There may be occasions where you want to match your romper with a bag that’s smaller and more elegant. Well, a clutch is the answer! 

This humble chic wristlet has slots for cards, a zippered compartment for cash, and pockets to store a lipstick or small compact.  It also coverts into a crossbody bag that you can drape across your jumpsuit. Would look chic with ballet flats or strappy sandals. 

And bonus: you could even use it as an in-flight organizer and store in a larger tote or backpack!  

 

Finally, don’t forget other accessories such as jewelry, slim belts, or wide belts which can also change the look or mood of your romper. To get more inspiration, check out some of editor-in-chief Alex’s favorite artisan jewelry pieces here

 

Want more handbags? Check out the best cross body purses for travel!

 

 

More Rompers

 

Now that you have some styling ideas, check out more of our favorite rompers that you can style yourself!

 

 

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Shop: Vacay

 

Vacay Essential 2-Piece Jumpsuit

 

Seriously, the best romper EVER because it’s so adaptable, comfortable, and easy to wear (and re-wear). This Vacay Essential jumpsuit is two-pieces (top and pant), so release your inner fashionista by creating several cute looks for day or night.  

The poly-crepe fabric has a soft drape and great wash durability, drying rapidly on a line when you’re traveling and need to hand-wash clothes.

The best thing? You can mix and match tops or bottoms and flourish with accessories like dangly earrings or a strappy wedge sandal.

Learn more about Vacay and why they’re amazing for female travelers in this post!

 

 

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Shop Sizes L-3XL: Amazon 

 

JUST FOR PLUS Long Jumpsuit

 

This classy Just for Plus romper is the epitome of versatile, wearable for fancy events, or daily life. The round neck, tie waist, and side pockets give it a chic, yet laid-back feel. 

And the numerous colors mean you can choose means tons of styling options! Would look fab with gladiator sandals, ballet flats, or an espadrille wedge!

 

 

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Shop Sizes XS-XXL: Amazon

 

Amazon Essentials Short-Sleeve Cropped Jumpsuit

 

A top-notch vacation piece, this Amazon Essentials jumpsuit is a rayon-elastane blend, a figure-flattering material that has an elastic waistband and side pockets. 

The wide-leg cropped pants would style well with sneakers or sandals. And if you’re planning a beachy vacation, crack out those flip-flops too. With multiple colors and sizes to choose from (XS-XXL), you can use this pretty romper as a canvas!

 

 

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Shop Sizes XS-XXL: Amazon

 

Daily Ritual Elbow-Sleeve Overlap Jumpsuit

 

Talk about cozy looking! This Daily Ritual romper has sleeves that brush the elbow with a crossover front and a tie waist that makes it easy peasy to style.

Made of viscose and elastane, you can wear it on vacay around town. Take this for a spin in slip-ons, espadrilles, or sandals!

 

 

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Shop: Nordstrom | VERISHOP 

 

Band of Gypsies Nine Mile Jumpsuit

 

So cute! This Band of Gypsies jumpsuit has a slight utilitarian touch with a front zipper and zippered pockets. However, the subtle turn down collar and elasticized waist soften it to create a feminine silhouette. 

This rayon-nylon blend will be lightweight and the olive color is uber versatile. Would look amazing with sneakers, flats, or ankle boots.

 

 

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Shop Sizes M-L and 1X-6X: Torrid 

 

Torrid Culotte Jumpsuit

 

This ribbed Torrid jumpsuit is flirty and fun, with a twisted waist, peekaboo keyhole back, and a pretty tie sash. Along with the flattering ruched front, there’s a whole lot to love here! 

The culotte style pants mean you can wear pretty strappy shoes and stand out, whether on vacation or out and about locally.  

 

Shop more cute summer rompers for women!

 

 

Product Comparison Chart

 

BRAND | MODEL FEATURES | REVIEWS RATING | PRICE
Rompers
Lane Bryant Knit Kit Crossover Jumpsuit It’s oh-so-versatile due to the neutral black color and classic styling details.  Check Price
Vacay Essential 2-Piece Jumpsuit The poly-crepe fabric has a soft drape and great wash durability, drying rapidly on a line when you’re traveling and need to hand-wash clothes. Check Price
JUST FOR PLUS Long Jumpsuit The round neck, tie waist, and side pockets give it a chic, yet laid-back feel.  Check Price
Amazon Essentials Short-Sleeve Cropped Jumpsuit The wide-leg cropped pants would style well with sneakers or sandals. And if you’re planning a beachy vacation, crack out those flip-flops too. Check Price
Daily Ritual Elbow-Sleeve Overlap Jumpsuit Made of viscose and elastane, you can wear it on vacay around town. Take this for a spin in slip-ons, espadrilles, or sandals! Check Price
Band of Gypsies Nine Mile Jumpsuit This rayon-nylon blend will be lightweight and the olive color is uber versatile. Would look amazing with sneakers, flats, or ankle boots. Check Price
Torrid Culotte Jumpsuit The culotte style pants mean you can wear pretty strappy shoes and stand out, whether on vacation or out and about locally. Check Price
Shoes
Naot Women's Sabrina Flat Sandal Readers say these are top-notch walking shoes that have cushion yet look great for day to evening looks. These are also a HUGE fave of TFG’s editor-in-chief Alex. ` Check Price
Vionic Women's, Kirra Thong Sandal “I wear them with black all the time and they look great!” This sandal also comes in other colors as well.  Check Price
Naot Prophecy Sandal Naot is one of the most popular brands that combines comfort and style well. Check Price
Tory Burch Minnie Travel Ballet Flat TFG editor-in-chief says these are her fave flying shoes (see her review on these), but confesses she wears them ALL the time. Her fave color of the Tory Burch is Perfect Black. Check Price
Jibs Slim The Therma rubber sole is strong and flexible, and the natural cork insole wicks away moisture and doesn’t retain odors. Check Price
Blondo Women's Elvina Waterproof Ankle Bootie These 100% leather boots also have a flexible rubber sole so you’ll never lose grip on slippery pavement. But mostly, these can add class and chic to a romper (just pair it with a cardigan!) from fall to winter. Check Price
Jackets
Kenya Safari Jacket This jacket is also a TFG editor-in-chief FAVE because it can pack really small, it dries fast, it’s wrinkle-resistant and easy to clean. Check Price
Levi's Women's Original Trucker Jacket This piece is perfect to add some style and slight warmth to your romper in spring or summer, and it’s a classic that can be worn again and again. Check Price
BLANKNYC Faux Leather Jacket A good fall option for your romper is this BLANKNYC faux leather jacket that is effortlessly cool and if you layer with a scarf, your look would be complete!  Check Price
prAna Women's Martina Jacket Perfect for rainy fall or spring weather you may encounter, you’ll stay dry without looking bulky in your romper. Check Price
Handbags
Longchamp Large Le Pliage Tote Made from water-resistant nylon with an embossed leather trim, this best-seller is versatile enough for not just traveling, but everything else! Check Price
Rebecca Minkoff Julian Backpack If you want to be hands-free and not have to sacrifice style, the textured leather, dangling tassels, and sleek hardware will look fab with your romper and not bulky. On top of it, this bag is uber practical, too!  Check Price
Humble Chic Vegan Leather Wristlet Clutch This humble chic wristlet has slots for cards, a zippered compartment for cash, and pockets to store a lipstick or small compact. Check Price

 

 

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Compass Rose Packing Cubes

 

How to Pack Your Rompers

 

If you’re ready to travel with your cute jumpsuit, start with packing cubes; they will seriously change the way you pack! We designed our own brand of slim packing cubes, with a unique color and numbering system, so it’s easy to remember where you’ve packed everything. See more in the video below.

 

Learn our hacks with packing cubes in the video above!

 

We also put together a five-part YouTube series showing the different methods to use packing cubes for travel. If you use this specific packing strategy, packing cubes can also compress your belongings. This method has helped many women travel carry-on only!

 

 


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