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A Beginner's Guide to Rompers

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Just saying the word "romper" puts a smile on our face, so imagine how much fun actually wearing one is. If you're new to rompers, they can seen intimidating—but their so full of breezy ease, we think their one wardrobe case worth cracking.

The most important thing to consider when choosing a romper is fit. Since top and bottom are connected, if the waist is off—even by a little bit—you're bound to be uncomfortable. So choose a romper the same way you'd chose a dress. If you have slim hips and can handle a drop waist, try the Zara option above. If A-line is your thing, Motel makes a flirty button-down number that might be up your alley. And if high-waisted works for you, Urban Outfitters stocks a white lace option that would make an excellent alternative to the traditional LWD. After the jump, we've eight onsies bound to please experts and romper virgins alike. Enjoy. —Cleo Zancope

UPDATE, 2016: Rompers are still in, and still on sale. We found this one from Aritzia...

Aritzia Romper Photo: Aritzia

Farewell Romper, $32.50

... and this one from Asos....

Asos Romper Photo: Asos

Asos Floral Strappy Romper with Frills, $45.50

... and this one from Eloquii.

Eloquii romper Photo: Eloquii

Eloquii Printed Strapless Romper, $99.90

Oh, and this super reduced one from Asos.

ASOS Romper 2 Photo: Asos

Asos Casual Romper with Contrast Binding, $28.50

All cool, all on sale. Get 'em while they're hot.

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