How I Wear My: Sundress, Romper or Jumpsuit

How I Wear My: Sundress, Romper or Jumpsuit

Welcome to August’s How I Wear My!

This is the 73rd post in this long running fashion series.

Are you finding it a challenge to stay cool in the height of the heat? It seems like a lot of fashionable ladies we see around town make summertime dressing a cinch by reaching for either a sundress, romper or jumpsuit as their go-to essential and building their outfit from there. Jill of Everything Just So and I decided to devote August’s “How I Wear My” to these three easy pieces!

Let’s start How I Wear My: Sundress, Romper or Jumpsuit off with my stylish How I Wear My partner, Jill.


“This is not technically a sundress but I have worn it a fair amount in the sun this summer! It’s from Old Navy and I love pairing it with a big necklace, this one with Swarovski crystals in a neon pink is by Duchessa Jewels and always looks good with black.”


“This is very RetroChicMama in style so I feel completely at home in it. If my blog had a signature look this would be it!”



“I found this white lace sundress when shopping in my own closet. As a mom of two small children, I’m rarely found wearing white, but today I felt adventurous. I’m keeping my look simple with a delicate gold necklace and nude sandals. And I never leave the house without sun protection: a straw boater hat and cat-eye shades.”


“I had never seen these before this spring but knew it was the answer to my desire to have a romper. It is a midi romper in a chambray fabric. It’s versatile and perfect for summer. I’m wearing it with a colorful clutch and equally colorful mules. A hat completed this outfit.”



“This is a really quality cotton jumpsuit from Winser London – it needed very little styling apart from a Panama hat (which goes with everything in summer), a statement necklace and bright blue heels for a punch of bold colour. I’m obsessed with jumpsuits at the moment, I’d be happy to fill my wardrobe with them!”


 “Not sure if this counts as a sundress/romper/jumpsuit but it’s ….something!  A cocoon?!  I don’t know what it is, but I’m loving it!  Talk about comfy dressing!”

Dawn Lucy


“Working at a winery I have the pleasure of wearing what I see fit, there is no specific dress code besides the obvious (cover all your parts! :)) and wear comfortable shoes. This summer has been extremely hot and this Romper from American Eagle has been a lifesaver. I don’t have to worry about exposing myself by bending over or crouching down to perform tasks at work. The bow tie details and flutter sleeves are my favorite. I wear it with flats and a light sweater and work and wedges and a classic hat outside of work.  If I were to take this into fall, I could easily throw on a pair of OTK boots and a long blazer for work!”



“I am wearing a #madeinUSA romper and it’s not even mine! It is my daughter’s and she made it herself at camp early this summer. I love the fabric so much and she did such a great job that I had to share it on the blog. I wore it with a wide leather belt and espadrille wedge heels. My son made the belt for me some years back so I call this outfit ‘dressed by my kids’.”



“This is my only jumpsuit and I want more! Never thought I would love them!”



“I am a lover of a jumpsuit. Anytime I can find one that works for my tall, curvy frame I have to have it. This strapless floral jumpsuit is from Venus and I love how it looks.”


“I love blue and white printed dresses for summer. They have such a summer in the Provence vibe  and look so French.”



“I am wearing our brand new dress, Blue Violet Ruffle Cold Shoulder Dress with our Gold Tone Chandelier Earring with Rhinestones, Black Franco Sarto espadrilles and vintage Chanel bag.  Dress and Earrings are available in our shop.”



“The romper and tube top were total wild cards. At 58 years of age, they were the last two things I thought I’d wear but they worked and I totally love the romper. It is comfortable and very versatile, and I love versatile! Both pieces are from Marshalls.”



 “Who would have thought that this month’s theme would have been so difficult for me!  I don’t wear rompers or jumpsuits.  And apparently, I don’t wear many sundresses either.  Here in the the very northern reaches of New York State, it isn’t very warm for very long, so all of my “sundresses” are either long sleeved or layered with a sweater.  I wore this floral maxi dress on Mother’s Day with an olive cardigan and olive booties for a slightly boho vibe.”



“This sundress is very light weight and breathable therefore it’s fun to accessorize with this silk kimono for an added pop. Any dress that can be slipped on and ready to go is a perfect sun dress in my eyes.”



“I’m expecting again so rompers with a baby bump are out of the question this summer, but I loved this tropical floral print romper I wore last August on vacation in Majorca, Spain. The off-the-shoulder style was so comfy by the brand Back from Bali.”

JENNY of @YourVividStyle

“This photo was taken of me while I was on a writing and yoga retreat in Portland, Oregon last month.  I’m wearing the Casino Jumpsuit by Les Lunes. It’s super comfy and I love the soft bamboo jersey fabric. The one-piece ensemble is easy to wear and makes getting dressed a snap.”



“This is Nancy (the 60+ model on my blog) wearing a tunic that we made into a sundress by adding in a dress extender! I’d never heard of these dress extenders until I started reading other women’s blogs, but I can see how functional they can be. This is one of Nancy’s favorite’s tunics, but leggings are often too hot to wear in the summer! So I thought this would be a perfect way to make it work for the summer!”



“This is a vintage jumpsuit from the late seventies, handed down from my mother! I added a chunky gold necklace and some gold bangles. I love the raglan sleeves and it has padded shoulders. I am just lucky that we must have been the same size around the same age.”

Vanity and Me


“This dress by RIXO London is my sundress. In a totally different way than the word ‘sundress’ usually means. But it is a dress which I pull out only when it is really hot and sunny. Because it is light as a breeze. At the same time it covers all the old wrinkly bits. A winner and my best dress.”


My Look

At 6′ 2″ with a long torso, rompers and jumpsuits aren’t something you will find in my closet. However, I do love a good sundress and the best part is they always fit me!

I decided last month I was done buying any new summer clothing for the year. I have more than enough to take me into fall and then I saw this cute sundress at Gap and I had to have it. I love the color palette – reds and pinks – and the ruffles at the hem are darling.

Adrienne Shubin

It has side pockets, a tie around the waist and it’s lined. I wore this dress with my favorite nude sandals (similar) and a pastel pink wrap (similar).

Adrienne Shubin

There is enough going on with this dress – the color palette, the pattern and the structure – that I really don’t need to accessorize much. I added a pastel pink leather wrap bracelet and called it good. I guess my pet chicken decided she wanted to participate in How I Wear My this month too. Where’s your romper, Sandy?

Adrienne Shubin

Thank you to all the stylish participants this month!

Jill and I love your looks featuring sundresses, rompers, and jumpsuits.


Straw! The dog days of summer may be over by the end of the month but we know you will still be wearing all your warm weather essentials as the season winds down so join us in September for “How I Wear My: Straw.”

Whether it’s a hat, a belt, a bag or a shoe, if it is made with straw we want to see it on you! Send photos to us at by September 11, 2017 and be sure to include a description of your outfit, which we will use directly in our posts.

***Head over to Jill’s to see even more stylish sundress, romper and jumpsuit looks!***



  1. jodie filogomo
    August 9, 2017 / 5:57 am

    Adrienne—your chicken cracks me up!! Now when you start dressing her in the month’s theme, then I’ll get a little scared…haha!!!
    But what a great line up of women, The variety is fantastic and your dress is perfect!!

    • Adrienne Shubin
      August 9, 2017 / 9:09 am

      Isn’t she funny? I should find a tiny straw hat for her to wear in September’s How I Wear My!
      Thank you for joining us – Nancy and Charlotte too – terrific variety this time around. I love all the different takes on Sundresses too! xo

  2. Jill
    August 9, 2017 / 6:04 am

    So many stylish looks here. I really like Mallory’s outfit as well as Laurie’s jumpsuit! Cheers to another great post. Oh and pink is definitely one of your colors! xx

    • Adrienne Shubin
      August 9, 2017 / 9:08 am

      Doesn’t Mallory look fantastic in that cute striped romper? I love it. And I love your black dress – the beautiful necklace I have always loved of yours looks perfect with it! xo

  3. August 9, 2017 / 6:30 am

    Love this post. All of us in our glory! Some of the bloggers I already know here and some that I will be looking up. Thank you for featuring Adrienne xx

    • Adrienne Shubin
      August 9, 2017 / 9:07 am

      Thank you for joining us, Laurie. I love the way your styled your mother’s beautiful jumpsuit!

  4. KSL
    August 9, 2017 / 7:33 am

    All so adorable and summery. And your chicken/dog is too much!

    • Adrienne Shubin
      August 9, 2017 / 9:04 am

      She is so funny – follows me around the yard and always tries to come in the house. Her new thing is trying to hop onto furniture – which is why she rarely comes in the house anymore. I have created a chicken-dog monster!!

  5. kim
    August 9, 2017 / 8:33 am

    love this monthly series! I love your sundress from the GAP!

    • Adrienne Shubin
      August 9, 2017 / 8:52 am

      I love the way our HIWM posts turned out this month. So many great romper, jumpsuit and sundress outfits! I love my Gap dress too – it’s the ruffles…they sold me!

  6. August 9, 2017 / 9:06 am

    You all look amazing!!! Now looking forward to September Straw.

    • Adrienne Shubin
      August 9, 2017 / 9:10 am

      Hope you’ll join us next time, Rosemary. We missed you this month!
      Straw was Jill’s idea and I think it’s the perfect theme to cap off summer! Can you believe how quickly summer has flown by?

  7. August 9, 2017 / 12:29 pm

    Although it is training here and it looks more of fall then summer, I now feel so summery! Yes, what a great looks!

    • Adrienne Shubin
      August 9, 2017 / 1:37 pm

      Is it already looking like fall in the Netherlands? We are a long way from cold weather and rain…but I am ready for it to happen now!
      Thank you for joining us….love your black jumpsuit, Nancy!

  8. August 10, 2017 / 4:09 am

    Adrienne, another great round up of fabulous ladies with stellar style! I am loving Ana’s “dressed by my kids” look and Laurie’s vintage jumpsuit from the 70’s! I also adore Greetje’s printed dress and yours, too. I am always a fan of fun whimsical print! Thanks again for always putting these posts together!


    • Adrienne Shubin
      August 10, 2017 / 7:39 am

      I agree! How cute is Ana’s outfit and that her kids were such a big part of it is so sweet.
      Thank you for joining us this month. Hope to see you next month too for Straw!
      After that, it’s on to fall themes!

  9. August 10, 2017 / 6:43 am

    A lovely collection of ladies, some I know others are new to me! Thanks for sharing x Jacqui

    • Adrienne Shubin
      August 10, 2017 / 7:38 am

      Thank you for stopping by, Jacqui!

  10. August 10, 2017 / 5:52 pm

    Love your dress, Adrienne … and your chicken! 😀

    Dawn Lucy

    • Adrienne Shubin
      August 11, 2017 / 7:17 am

      Ha! She’s pretty funny.
      Thanks for joining us this month. It was SO fun to meet you in July! Hope to get to spend more time with you one of these days. xo

  11. August 11, 2017 / 2:24 pm

    This was such a fun month Adrienne and I LOVE your dress with the ruffles at the bottom. I can picture you all over wine country this summer wearing this. Love the length too and how it’s not all the way to the ground. You look great and so do all the other bloggers. 🙂


    • Adrienne Shubin
      August 13, 2017 / 6:00 am

      Hi Dale!
      Thanks for joining us this month. I love my dress too – and you’re right. The midi length is great – and it’s a hi-low too. Hard to tell because it’s so subtle.
      I hope all is well in Dallas and you’re feeling great with baby #2 on the way! xo, A

  12. August 13, 2017 / 9:36 am

    You look great, Adrienne. I love your dress and I love this post! (Maybe make the chicken a star and she will show up for future HIWM’s.) This theme is making me wish summer would stick around longer so I could wear more styles like these LOL Thank you for a great round-up.

  13. August 13, 2017 / 11:07 am

    What a lovely summery issue of How I Wear My… I love all the rompers and jumpsuits, even though I cannot wear them myself anymore.
    This post makes me want to go on holiday again.

    • Adrienne Shubin
      August 15, 2017 / 8:53 am

      I can’t wear jumpsuits or rompers either – too long waisted. But I do love a good sundress. By the way, I LOVE the dress you wore this month – such pretty patterns and they all work so well together!
      See you next time for Straw, I hope!

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