Yes, You CAN Wear a Romper Over 40 And Here’s How…

Rompers Over 40

If you are wondering, “Am I too old for rompers? or Can I wear rompers over 40?” …then this post is for you! The short answer is… “Hell, yes!” Styling a romper is tricky. No doubt about it. But, I’m going to help you rock your romper with confidence. If you’re interested in how to wear a romper over 40, you’ll find all of my KEY styling tips below…

Remember, only try or wear what you are comfortable and confident wearing. If rompers aren’t your thing, no big deal. But I recently found one I think you will all love…

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Rock Your Romper

If you’re not sure about the whole romper thing, try something super casual like this one by Lovers + Friends. You can wear it around the house to get an idea of how you feel in it! The one I’m wearing above SO comfortable, I could literally sleep in it. It’s like a comfortable t-shirt and shorts combo that you own in romper form. The drawstring is also key, playing double duty: 1) defining the waist and 2) allowing you to control the size.

I’m wearing it with some simple and chic accessories like these aviator sunglasses, my favorite gold jewelry (all linked above) and super comfortable espadrille wedges by Kenneth Cole. You can see more of my favorite summer shoes & accessories in this post. Now on to my tips for how to wear a romper over 40…

And if you’re interested in the only 23 items I packed for our trip to Mexico, check out this post!

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Tip 1) Wear With Confidence

Only wear the romper if you feel confident and pretty! When you have confidence, you look and feel better. 

Tip 2) Size Up

Depending on the romper you’re buying, you might want to size up. I always say to buy clothes that fit you. But if you’re trying out a romper for the first time, and you’re worried about how it will fit and feel, buy a size up. You would rather have it a little loose than skin tight…especially in the legs. The roomy legs will make your legs look leaner.

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Tip 3) Inseam Length

Look at the inseam. If you’re used to buying shorts with a 3-inch inseam, look for a romper with a 3-inch inseam. If you own shorts that you think are too short on you now, look at the inseam and find a romper that has a longer inseam. This way you know you’re getting a length you’re comfortable with! Many rompers run SHORT which makes them an awesome option if you are petite.

4) Tip Shoe Choice

Wearing heels or wedges will make your legs look longer. Choose a skin-colored tone to really elongate your legs. If you’re interested in more ways to look taller and slimmer, check out this post. 

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5) Check Yourself Out

I suggest this with any outfit…make sure you look at yourself in the mirror from ALL angles. Just because a romper is super cute from the front, doesn’t mean it will look as nice from the back! Check out the rearview before you commit.

6) Bathroom Situation

Many women shy away from the romper because it’s one piece and you don’t want to have to deal with basically getting naked every time you go to the bathroom. Just pull the shorts to the side and carefully pee. It’s so much easier and faster. I know you might be thinking ewww or I’ll get pee all over the place, but with looser fitting shorts, you don’t.

7) Look For Sleeves

This romper is sleeveless and works beautifully as a casual poolside outfit or beach coverup, but if you want more coverage, look for rompers with sleeves.

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Do you have more questions about rompers and how to wear them? Please let us know in the comments below…

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How To Manifest Anything, Fashion blogger Erin Busbee of Busbee Style wearing an orange and blue Staud Ina dress with white sunglasses walking around in Telluride, Colorado
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After a decade in TV news, a desire to help women "look pretty" sparked a career pivot. I started my own wardrobe consulting business, styling "real" women for many years. In 2014, I changed direction again, using my TV background and styling expertise to launch this website and my YouTube channel. We are now a community of nearly 700,000 dynamic, vibrant, amazing women over 40... who know that age isn't something you need to hide from. For us, life is just getting started!!
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3 thoughts on “Yes, You CAN Wear a Romper Over 40 And Here’s How…

  1. I l9ve you Erin…You are so real. I hate dping book work and I am behind months.The other thing is pull your shorts to the side and it. I checked out that pretty white long sleeve shirt..too much $$ for me, but the modelhad nothing on you. You rocked that white shirt. Hugs Rita
    That romper is too cute on you and classy

    1. Thanks so much, Rita! I know that brand is pricey… SO beautiful, but pricey. I love Banana and Ann Taylor’s white shirts too!! Erin xo

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