I really like to write in a positive tone on my blog, but when I saw Overalls/Dungarees were highlighted as a Spring/Summer trend in a magazine that will not be mentioned (to save itself the embarrassment) I just knew I had to say something. It surely says something when the beautiful Jessica Biel can barely pull it off, but she pulls it off with the goat and all.. go her!

There's the classic overalls look, the jumper/overalls hybrid and the runway in September showed some updated revisions of the classic look. It wasn't enough to get me on the bandwagon, but I may be biased because my grandmother made me wear a pair when I was 8 and I got my hair stuck in one of the clasps.. it was traumatizing.

I don't think it has made me ruthlessly against overalls, but its not the easiest look to pull off, but then why would you want to?

If you do own a pair of overalls, what kind and if you want to post me a pic of how cool they look on you -awesome!

pic source: style.com, urban outfitters, free people, refinery29, lagarconne, jcrew


WendyB said...

Makes perfect sense! We wore overalls with clogs in high school and clogs are back so...

Also it fits the head-to-toe denim look!

Ashley said...

Definitely a hard look to pull off! But you're right, Jessica Biel can do it, and some of those models don't look all bad, so maybe if the right pair of overalls came my way I'd try out this trend... maybe... :)


PaperCourt said...

Not sure how I feel about the overalls with the leggins over the bottom..what is that?

I def couldn't pull that off.

Elea Carey said...

Most of the images (the Biel excepted) look really dorky. The style should try to do two things, no more, and one concrete, one abstract. Here's Miley from the current Bazaar:


These "over-hauls" (as Miley's dad would likely call 'em) turn the idea on its head by (1) choice of fabric, and (2) the long, flowy, unexpected skirt. THAT works.

That or be Jessica Biel....

[bancroft and ivy] said...

yeah, they are definitely on the fashion radar! the j.crew ones are already marked down though...

alexandra :)

Good Girl Gone Shopping said...

Ooooh, I think overalls are tricky. They aren't for all body shapes, but when worn effortlessly in a chic style, they can be totally cute. I haven't rocked those since '93, when I was in love with Pearl Jam. I had some that were paint-splattered that I got from the thrift store.

Niki said...

bahhhhh this is horrifying. i remember being in grade 8 and overalls were cool. but so were bright coloured braces and bad haircuts. definitely do not plan on bringing that look back.

Style with Benefits said...

I love the Asos pic the best, but I just don't see myself getting into the overalls trend. Kudos to those who can pull it off though! Oh gosh, I'd prob. be traumatized too if my hair got stuck in that clasp!

xo, becs

Anonymous said...

not for everyone, Jessica's look doesn't even appeal to me but some of the ones the models are wearing and some I've seen in store can get a pass from me.

redmenace said...

I suppose it's not the easiest trend to pull off. It's also really inconvenient when you have to go the bathroom. My friend still reminds me of her walking in on me in the potty when I was wearing a 40s jumpsuit. Yikes! Thanks for the sweet post. I do LOVE overalls and jumpsuits, actually, a lot!

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Unknown said...

Haha I actually own a pair of cropped overalls from a few years back. They're dark denim and I've been thinking about reviving them...maybe with socks & sandals ;P

Not into jumpers though, I feel like I'm in PE.

Anonymous said...

Oh, I am so sorry to hear about your traumatizing incident with overalls. I am with you, looking at Jessica's overalls don't convince me enough, but looking at the other images you gathered here I am beginning to wonder if maybe I should consider them. I like the way they look on the image to the left in the first row, first on the second row and then the right one in the third row.

got me thinking, thanks for sharing.

Livie said...

i couldn't really believe it either - although i'm a huge jumper/romper fan in the summer. I don't think I'll be attempting the overalls look.

I'm vacationing in Hong Kong right now and it seems overalls and jumpsuits (the full pants sort) is everywhere. Mind you, people in this city are very fashion forward and embrace the wacky trends with glee. I'll be curious to see if anyone back home in vancouver pick this up.

Munique said...

Gaultier's pointy bra denim overalls were quite a hit with pop star Rhianna. Ralph Lauren also did the faded denim, torn oversized overall look which I am sure is appealing to some. For me denim overalls is a bit too much clothing for high summer temperatures.

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