A romper is basically shorts and a top, sewn together and combined into a one-piece outfit. Rompers are easy to wear and there’s no fuss having to try to match separate items. Just throw it on and then you’re almost done…
But what about the shoes?
Do you have a romper, but are struggling to figure out what shoes go with it? Or maybe you’ve never entertained getting a romper because you have no idea what shoes to wear with one.
We’re here to help. In this article we are going to look at what shoes to wear with a romper, so you can make full use of this very stylish and versatile item of clothing.
What Shoes To Wear With A Romper
If you have never tried a romper before, this clothing staple can make a great addition to your wardrobe. You just need to know how to pair it with the right shoes!
We’re going to go over six different styles of shoes, each of which will look great with a romper.
Flats look great with a casual romper.
Whether you go for ballet flats, slingbacks, or lace-up gladiators, flats are about as comfortable to wear as your romper and will give your romper outfit a casual vibe.
If your romper is boldly-colored or patterned, opt for a more neutral-colored shoe.
Sneakers add a little sportiness to a romper.
If you style a frilly, floral printed romper with a crisp pair of sneakers, your outfit becomes a mix of feminine, fun, and flirty.
Mules are basically a shoe you can just slide into. Not only are they super easy to wear, just like a romper, but they’re also super versatile and look great with a romper.
Their backless design makes them easy to slip in and out of. They giveyour feet a little room to breathe while still looking fashion forward.
Mules come in all sorts of styles, from flats and wedges to platform and heels, as well as different heights. They can go from strappy to full coverage, all of which can look great with both a more casual and more dressy romper. So you have a lot of options.
Bonus: If you have a short romper, clear mules will make your legs look extra long!
4. Strappy Block Heels
If you are looking to take your romper up a style notch, ditch the sandals and sneakers and go for a strappy block heel. They will give any stylish romper a more feminine and sophisticated look.
While stilettos are sexy, they are a bit too dressy for a romper. Even the more tailored, structured rompers are still, let’s face it, casual wear.
Strappy block heels, on the other hand, will not only elevate a more casual romper, but perfectly compliment a romper that’s dressier.
A block heel provides both stability and comfort and will look great with almost any romper. They come in different styles and you can choose the height you are most comfortable with.
A romper and espadrilles are the perfect spring and summer combo. Espadrilles will give your romper outfit that look of cool, bohemian effortlessness.
When flats are too casual and heels are too formal, espadrilles are that perfect in-between style to elevate a casual romper.
A short romper with a bit of flounce is the perfect showcase for lace-up espadrilles.
You can pair a romper with a pair of boots. Which boots you choose will really depend on your personal style.
If you’re going for a more relaxed, comfy style, try cowboy boots.
Feeling a little edgy? Go for a pair of combat boots.
Want to take your romper up a style notch, try knee-high boots. Even thigh-high boots can work with the right romper!
If you are thinking about going with longer boots, make sure your romper has sleeves to balance out the look.
How Can I Make A Romper More Flattering?
A romper can sometimes feel and look like you’re wearing short pyjamas. If you want to wear a romper and not have it look like you raided your 11-year-old sister’s closet, here are a few tips to keep your romper styled for an adult.
While a romper with longer shorts will definitely make a romper look less grown-up, adding sleeves has the opposite effect!
A short, mid or long sleeve will balance out the short bottoms, creating a look that’s appropriate for more dressy-casual occasions.
2. Get the right size
A romper that’s too loose and baggy will also look more like something a child would wear, than an adult. Make sure the romper fits you properly (but is not tight!).
The waist of the romper should be at the slimmest part of your torso.
3. Cinch the waist
Choose a romper that has either an elasticized waist or a belt or is otherwise cinched to give you that hourglass look.
Choose more elevated fabrics and colors – You want a romper to look more like it’s ‘brunch with friends’, than ‘sleepover with friends’.
While really bright colors might be super fun, they don’t always translate well to rompers. Opt for neutrals, pastels or prints in muted colors for a more sophisticated look.
Of course if you are just wearing a casual romper on the weekend, to the beach, or just going out to grab a coffee, there’s nothing wrong with bold colors and patterns.
Some of Our Favorite Rompers on Amazon
And in case you are among those who don’t have a romper because, until now, you had no idea what shoes to wear with it: we’ve put together a few of our favorites from Amazon!
These will, no doubt, have the romper as your new favorite closet staple in constant rotation.
When choosing a shoe to go with your romper, you should consider the style of your romper and the occasion you’re wearing it.
Fitted and more structured rompers can be worn to a more formal event, with the right shoes of course. When we say ‘more formal’, we mean like, more formal than the beach, as in ‘less casual’. Rompers can be dressed up, but they are not super formal attire.
We’ve shown you lots of different shoe styles that will go amazingly well with rompers, from the casual to the more dressy, so now there’s no excuse not to wear a romper!