Eclectically feminine style by Mary Gui

The Dressy Romper: How to Look Dressy without a Dress

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Hope everyone had a great weekend! I had a pretty productive one and spent it shooting Fall outfits in the middle of Summer, getting in a spinning class, and of course eating some delicious food. Today’s look is for all those of you who don’t like wearing dresses. It’s a crazy notion to me, but I know that not everyone wants to live in dresses every day. So if you want to look dressed up but not have to wear a dress or skirt, a dressy romper or playsuit is a great alternative. Don’t let these photos fool you, it might look like I’m wearing a dress from far away, but this little rose print number from Review Australia is actually a romper. The long sleeve cut, ruffles neckline, and detailing on the shorts make this romper perfect for fancier occasions. The darker rose print also adds to the dressier effect, plus it comes with a sleek black belt.
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I am through and through a dresses girl, but this print actually also comes in a dress (here), and I much prefer the romper. So case in point that sometimes a dressy romper is actually a cuter alternative. Keeping with the dressy feminine vibe, I paired the romper with floral brocade block heels and a nude bow handbag.  To play off of the pretty red rose print, I chose statement red fringe earrings from BaubleBar. These earrings take the look to another level and are a match made in heaven with the romper. I also went with a rose gold bracelet and watch, and delicate pearl rings.

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I happened to find the perfect location for this outfit at Grace Court, a little alleyway tucked away in Brooklyn Heights. I’ve been wanting to shoot here a while now but was waiting for the right outfit. This alleyway invokes a countryside charm, and the pretty flowers were the ideal backdrop for this rose print romper. I am all about finding locations that accentuate the outfit but don’t always do a great job at it, but this is one of those times where I was successful!

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Shop the Look:

What I’m Wearing:
Romper: Review Australia
Bag: Review Australia
Shoes: Dries Van Noten (similar here)
Earrings: BaubleBar
Watch: Klasse14
Bracelet: Thomas Sabo 

Thanks for reading,
Mary

*This post is in collaboration with Review Australia. As always, all views and opinions expressed are my own.

Photography: Gabe Araujo

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19 responses to “The Dressy Romper: How to Look Dressy without a Dress”

  1. Diana says:

    Love the print on your dress! So cute!
    Cheers
    Diana
    http://www.seaofblush.com

  2. Ruthie Ridley says:

    Ok, this is the cutest! I need that bag!!

  3. Divya says:

    This is such a cute romper, You look absolutely stunning babe

    Divya,
    https://dstylebook.com/2017/08/21/rocksbox-subscription/

  4. You are absolute perfection! I love the print of your dress and the watch is so stunning! Great advice as always!

  5. Autum says:

    Wow this romper is perfect!!! I def and one who doesn’t like dresses as much lol!! So this is perfect for me!!! The location you shot this is amazing as well!!

    Xoxo
    Autum Love
    http://www.autumlove.com

  6. Lee Anne says:

    This is so cute! Loving this romper, you look beautiful girl!

    XO
    Lee Anne
    http://www.lifebylee.com

  7. New favorite post!! I am obsessed with those earrings!!! XO

    https://www.theweekenderafashionfieldguide.com

  8. Ashley says:

    So obsessed with this romper!! What a sweet print!

  9. I’m loving this outfit! The romper really does look like a dress — perfect for work! You bag! I’m all about this bag – amazing!

  10. KD Harris says:

    This look is so adorable. Loved how you paid attention to all the detail. 🙂
    xoxo

  11. Belle says:

    Such a cute romper! The prints are so fun!

    Belle | One Awesome Momma

  12. Ana says:

    Love this dressy romper but specially how you styled it. You look adorable in it!

  13. Beautiful romper! I am definitely one for dresses but a great romper is a MUST in every girl’s closet I believe. Love your blog by the way.

    Thrifting Diva
    Ayana Pitterson

  14. Amanda Kruse says:

    One of my favorite dresses you have worn! I love the detailing along the bottom!

    xx,
    Amanda || http://www.fortheloveofglitter.com

  15. Sharon says:

    Rompers are my favorite! I don’t have a long-sleeved one yet so I gotta check this one out. I love how you styled it, too!

  16. Yakera says:

    Looks like a dress, beautiful. Loving those shoes, too!

  17. courtney says:

    Ooh that romper is so pretty and feminine! I definitely would have thought it was a dress if you hadn’t told me.

  18. Jessica says:

    At first glance, I thought it’s really a dress! Great job in making that romper look dressy. I love the prints as well, so beautiful on you.

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

  19. These shoes are SO pretty!! They match the dress so well! Lovelovelove them!

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