LBR: A.K.A. Little Black Romper

The iconic LBD (little black dress) is a classic staple in any wardrobe that likely won’t be going anywhere style-wise in this lifetime. But I have to say that the LBR (little black romper) is gaining popularity and has quickly become my go-to piece when I can’t decide what to wear, am not sure how dressy an occasion is, or just can’t muster the effort it takes to pull a whole outfit together.  Much like the LBD, the romper can take you from daytime to a night out with as little as a change in shoes and jewelry, making it not only a an easy everyday look but perfect for travel.

The other night, after spending a whole day at the soccer fields, the hubs and I were scrambling to get the kids fed and ourselves ready for a friend’s birthday dinner before the sitter came.  I stood in my closet completely overwhelmed by the choices and feeling utterly uninspired. I was tempted to keep on my bathrobe at this point, but then my eyes caught hold of my trusty black romper and suddenly everything was right in the world again!


Since the birthday dinner was at a friend’s home, I opted for flat suede fringe sandals instead of heals, but added in the Sugarfix black and white striped triad ball earrings for some extra flair. The results were just what I wanted–stylish, classic, comfortable, and effortless, which pretty much sums up the LBR itself. If you don’t currently own a little black romper, I highly recommend adding one to your closet. There are lots of options, but here are a few of my favorites, all of which are affordable.



  1.  Tassel Trim Romper from Nordstrom – $59
  2. Open Back Tulip Romper from Charlotte Russe – $18.89
  3. Strapless jumpsuit from H&M – $12.99
  4. Ruffle One Shoulder Romper from Nordstrom – $59
  5. Ruffle Sleeve Romper from Nordstrom – $49
  6. Sleeveless Pintuck Romper from Old Navy – $15.97
  7. Off the Shoulder Romper from Nordstrom – $86

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