THE 90s fashion favourite is still big for spring 2017! Calling all 90s fashion fans — dungarees are back.
From the street and the catwalks at London Fashion Week, this childhood staple has been resurrected in multiple styles for the new season, in classic stone-wash denim and cute printed pinafore dresses. Want to get in on the soon-to-be cute piece before anyone else? Enjoy our look book of dungaree styling inspiration — featuring some serious fashion flashbacks.
As a kid you probably wore a cute tee underneath your dungarees and never thought of layering your look. But times have changed. You need to look chic wearing it. Pair your overalls with a bomber jacket for a sporty look or a blazer for a more formal look. Dungarees can be tricky to wear no matter what your shape, which is why we’ve turned to the pros to see how they style theirs.
For women with a long line blazer
Balance out your proportions or simply add an element of smart to your casual with a long line blazer like Naomi Watts’.
With seventies accessories
Add a theme to your styling by teaming flared dungas with aviators and accessories with a real seventies vibe.
Roll up the legs
Pair some cropped dungarees with killer boots for more of a glammed-up look. If you don’t own cropped dungas, simply roll up the legs for the same effect.
Distressed denim looks even cooler when you don’t bother to do up your dungarees. Keep the rest of the look casual with flats and a plain Tee. Wear your dungarees short especially for the hot summer months. Even better if you let one side loose!
How to look like a walking fashion trend report? Crop tops, check; dungarees, check; platform sneakers; check — voila! Mademoiselle fashionista!
If you love your dungarees so much then you should put a belt on it! Plain white Tee + denim dungarees + belt makes it a super chic combo and very easy to try.
We get it, you like your jeans on the slimmer side. That’s understandable, considering that most dudes aren’t afraid to go with tailored pants in order to create a streamlined silhouette. But when it comes to overalls, you should throw that thought process out the window. Overalls were designed to be worn by farmers or outdoor men with boots. We’re not saying you should go full JNCO, but we’re not recommending that you opt for anything remotely “European cut” either. Oh, and avoid short-cut overalls, rompers are a no-go for all grown men.
While you are trying to tap into the overalls trend, it’s a safe bet that you’re trying to look a little more put together than a rancher who just came in from the pasture. For something that goes over your entire frame, it’s important to be smart about what goes under your overalls.
Unless you cop all your “fits” at Tractor Supply Company, avoid anything that crosses into country-Western territory — especially a full-on flannel shirt. We recommend keeping things simplified with a solid T-shirt or one with a subtle graphic.
For a skate-centric vibe, a hoodie is another clutch choice. If shooting for a retro, “fresh of the Hilfiger runway” look, you can pair them with a rugby shirt. But, in general, a collared shirt with overalls is a blunder.
Don’t try to dress up overalls with a tie or anything remotely formal; that’s a mixed-message that is just not going to translate unless you’re scoring dates at the country fair. Speaking of which, never go shirtless.
The ‘90s were all about wearing clothing in unconventional ways (Kriss Kross anyone?) and coveralls weren’t exempt. Sure, that adds a relaxed vibe to the piece, but wearing overalls today is all about keeping things polished.
It’s about balance; overalls are naturally slouchy, and creating an even more unhinged look won’t be doing you any more favours.
Besides, you don’t need to appear like a wayward kindergarten student while you’re making a single strapped statement. When it comes to overalls, make sure to buckle up twice — or not at all, which includes a pair meant to be worn with both straps down.
Brands like Dickies, Ben Davis, and Carhartt have been making overalls for decades, and there’s a good reason for it. They are durable, solid and they’re true to the workman roots of the original garment. Same goes for the light wash classics that saw love from the likes of Ralph Lauren, Levi’s and GUESS.
On either side of the spectrum, they embody both what overalls initially were, and the street wear style that came to popularity in the ‘90s. – Online.