Weekend getaways to the Hamptons can be heavenly, but that's not just because of all the Barefoot Contessa brioche. Let's be honest: As New York women, we know the trials of 105-degree subway platforms—the streaked mascara, the makeshift magazine fans, and the criminally ineffective antiperspirant—and it's the escape that we crave. So, to actually beat the transit heat, we've called in a trusted summer staple: the romper. Yes, you loved it for that music festival, but it's just as effective for braving the city as it was for surviving those crowds. It's the perfect not-too-dressy go-to, transitioning easily from beach fun to beach cocktails. Oh, and don't forget the fact that it's super easy to pack (for when you do actually make that 5:15 p.m. Jitney).
Check out 12 simply chic playsuits that are a total breeze to wear.
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T by ALexander Wang silk romper, $239.00, Available at Bird, 220 Smith Street (between Butler and Baltic streets); 718-797-3774.
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Graeme Armour Jumpsuit, $469, available at Opening Ceremony, 35 Howard Street (between Broadway and Crosby streets); 212-226-1885.
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Forever 21 Floral Surplice Back Romper, $19.80, available at Forever 21, 568 Broadway (at Prince Street); 212-228-0598.
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Mango one-piece suit ripoll, $49.99, available at Mango, 561 Broadway (between Spring and Prince streets); 212-343-7012.
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Free People Stripey Short Overall, $148, Free People, 99 Spring Street (between Broadway and Mercer streets); 212-226-7497.
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Rachel Rachel Roy Rachel Roy Dahlia Sleeveless Romper, $59.99, available at Macy's, 151 West 34th Street (between Avenue of the Americas and 7th Avenue); 212-695-4400.
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Bahia Romper, $45, available at Pixie Market, 100 Stanton Street (between Ludlow and Orchard streets); 212-253-0953.
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Topshop Chiffon Overlay Playsuit, $84.00, available at Topshop, 478 Broadway (at Broome Street); 212-966-9555.
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Equipment Floral Print Romper, $278, avialable at Bloomingdales, 1000 3rd Avenue (at 59th Street); 212-705-2000.
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Sandro Pantagonie Printed Crepe Playsuit, $320, available at Net-A-Porter.