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Ways to Wear: Overalls/Dungarees, Part 1



this might be your original response to overalls

I’ve been seeing overalls a lot lately. I really like them – they’re comfy, have tons of pockets (unlike most women’s fashion), and provide many styling options. I’m going to share a few ways that I like to wear them. Let me know what your favorite way is in the comments!

1. Belt it with a ribbon. 

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not sure what the face is for

not sure what the face is for

Adding a belt ages the look and gives definition to the piece. A ribbon is a great belt (especially for more girly overalls like these). I tried to go with a monochrome look for the shirt and ribbon.

Overalls: Thrifted

Ribbon: Present

Shoes: Zara

Shirt: Express

2. Belt it (outside the belt loops)

photo 1 (57)

photo 3 (48)

Wearing overalls with heels makes the look more polished. With a belt outside the loops, it adds an unexpected twist, allows you to pair it with different sized and shaped belts, and prevents the overalls from swallowing you. I think uncuffing the overalls gives it an edgier look.

Overalls: Thrifted

Shoes: Bakers

Shirt: Thrifted

Belt: Thrifted

3. Embrace your inner child. 

photo 2 (47)

photo 1 (58)In this outfit, I took a tie dye shirt and tied it in the back to make it a crop top. By not belting it, it’s playful, but with a crop top, you don’t look too much like a very tall child. 🙂 I think this would be perfect for going to an amusement park or festival because overalls are super comfy and you don’t even need a bag because of all the pockets!

Overalls: Thrifted

Shirt: DIY Tie Dye

Shoes: Zara

4. Add a blazer. 

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this is what you feel about overalls now, eh?

this is what you feel about overalls now, eh?

Adding a blazer makes the overalls less of a focal point in the outfit. I especially like the way that the one unfastened hook changes the overall look. I love the way overalls look by adding heels, blazers, and clutches- I’ve seen a lot of style bloggers do this.

Overalls: Thrifted

Shirt: Forever 21

Bandeau: Pac Sun Dress 

Blazer: Thrifted

Shoes: Payless

Belt: Thrifted

Do you like overalls? How do you wear them? Do you prefer overall shorts or the pants version? 



Author: Kate T.

My day job is chief chocolate consumer at Godiva.

12 thoughts on “Ways to Wear: Overalls/Dungarees, Part 1

  1. I like the blazer outfit, and those blazer shoes.

  2. ❤ Those overalls. I want a one so badly!

  3. Hi, i m a man and I love girls in overalls but I wear overalls myself. I prefer long ones for man as shortalls look strange on man. What do you think about man in overalls?

    • Hi Frans!

      I think that it really depends for overalls on men – styled properly it looks good, but it can look weird on men more easily than it can look weird on girls. Here are some examples:

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