If the sun is glaring down on you and the humidity is at its peak, sometimes only a one-and-done outfit will do. We love a coordinating ‘fit when we have the energy, but when temperatures truly soar, it’s time for a simple solution that will also keep you cool. The struggle is real, and we’re not about to shift through our never-ending carousel of summer attire. Instead, we recommend investing in a lightweight summer romper (or two… or three…) for those all-too-common days when you need something that is equal parts cute, easy, and breezy. The no-fuss one-piece is easy to slip into and comes in a plethora of cheerful hues and styles.
Whether you don a romper from Memorial Day through Labor Day or stock up on a key few to deploy for the inevitable summer scorcher, we have all the strapless pieces, lounge rompers, and short variations picked out for you. Feel free to do cartwheels in the grass, hop on a bike for an ice cream run, shuffle to the pool in your slides, and enjoy all the wonderful things of summer with the ultimate one-and-done piece.
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The Overall Best Summer Rompers
The best summer rompers are versatile and can work for various events. Pair them with heels or sandals, layer the with a sweater if the temperatures drop, and accessorize away to achieve multiple looks with only one garment. Pack one of these babies for your next summer trip, and be surprised how much use you get out of it.
Shop Pilcro At Anthropologie
Show Me Your Mumu Cannon Romper, $, available at Revolve
The Best Strapless Summer Rompers
Even the most diligent SPF applier can occasionally fall victim to the summer strap tan. Steer clear with a strapless romper that is breezy and gives your shoulders a sometime to shine.
Shop FP Beach At Free People
Zesica Casual Strapless Belted Wide-Leg Romper, $, available at Amazon
The Best Summer Lounge Rompers
Skip the T-shirt and shorts combo and jump into a lounge romper while you sprawl across your bed or couch. We’ve found various styles, like shorts, long bottoms, and fitted styles. Bonus: They also work as a beach coverup.
Patagonia Women’s Fleetwith Romper, $, available at Patagonia
The Best Short Summer Rompers
I’m personally a fan of cropped styles, from short jumpsuits to rompers. It’s airy and exudes “I am ready for summer” vibes. Plus, the bottoms are much comfier than denim shorts that may be restrictive.
Girlfriend Collective Varsity Stretch Woven Sleeveless Romper, $, available at Girlfriend Collective
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