Dungarees – or as our friends across the pond call them, overalls – are one item of clothing that never really goes out of fashion. However, with the ’90s having a big resurgence they are more popular than ever.
While they might be a hot trend, dungarees can be a tricky look to pull off. Get the shape or fit wrong and they can be horrendously unflattering. Get the outfit wrong and you run the risk of resembling a primary school child. But fear not, we’re here to help.
We’ve rounded up the best dungaree styling tricks courtesy of some of our favourite streetstylers. Follow these and you’ll never have a dungaree disaster again…
1. Pick A Dark Wash
When it comes to rocking a pair of tight-fitting dungarees make sure you pick a dark denim or black wash. Fitted, dark dungarees can be surprisingly slimming, especially when worn with a pair of sky-high stilettos.
2. Heels Are Your Best Friend
If you are not blessed with model-like limbs, dungarees – in particular, flared dungarees – can make you appear much shorter than you actually are. Style your dungarees with a pair of chunky boots or truly embrace the ‘70s vibe with a pair of platforms.
3. Look For Luxe Fabrics
Dungarees don’t have to be denim; fabrics such as leather give a modern and sophisticated twist to this classic style. Steal this street stylers look by pairing your leather dungarees with a chunky knit and 90s style bandana for easy weekend dressing.
4. Keep Prints To A Minimum
Let your dungarees do the talking by keeping your accompanying pieces simple and streamlined. Busy prints and fussy details can appear too much when styled with a pair of dungarees. We love this street stylers effortless monochrome look.
By Elizabeth Bennett