I’ve been debating whether to jump on the overalls trend for a few months now and still haven’t bit the bullet and bought a pair. Everywhere I look, though, overalls are taunting me — at the vintage store I went to yesterday, in basically every issue of every lady mag recently, and on countless celebs whose pictures fill the paparazzi feeds. My biggest fear has been that overalls will just look ridiculous or dumpy on me and that I’ll look back and wonder why the hell I thought dressing like a farmer would be good look. But seeing at how these celebs have rocked the trend, I’m starting to think this trend doesn’t have to be one I’d regret trying. I’m especially into the way stylish women like Alexa Chung and Olivia Palermo are wearing overalls that are more fitting than baggy, with cuffed ankles and cute little flats. Very chic! Hmm, maybe I’ll give this a try after all…
My signature look as a toddler — yes, I had a signature look at age 3 — was a striped shirt, Saltwater sandals and Osh-Kosh overalls. (Plus a sweet haphazard bowl cut that was rather Vidal Sassoon-esque.) I still love having my feet as free as possible, and stripes are a regular part of wardrobe, but I haven’t donned a pair of overalls since they had a very brief resurgence during the early ’90s. And now, suddenly, they are back again. I am always more inspired by regular ol’ fashionable women than magazine spreads and runway looks, so I hunted down a wealth of street style snaps that show how fun and versatile a pair of (adult) overalls can actually be.
What do you think? Would you attempt this trend or should overalls be left in the sandbox?
Let’s face it. We’re not all Alexa Chungs who can wear skintight overalls and look adorable and comfortable doing it. The overalls trend is not for everyone, but it can be — if you’re willing to be a bit creative about it. I’m not going to try straight up overalls, but an overall dress? That’s my style. After the jump, nine cute overall dresses you can wear layered over button-ups, blouses or just a bra-let, if you want.
I don’t care what you say, Bella Thorne’s name sounds like it was made up specifically to appeal to the “Twilight” generation. But do I like her mustard yellow overalls? Yes, yes, I do. I realize they’re not for everyone, specifically anyone with, say, yellow undertones to their skin (yellow on yellow just makes you look like a slightly rancid banana), but paired with a stripe-y tank top and a dye job in sort of the same color family, and I think it really works. Granted, she’s screwed up overalls before, but I think she’s earned a second chance. Plus, I like to imagine she’s carrying a box of donuts in there, which endears her to me even more. Who doesn’t love a lady cradling donuts?
But what do you think of her look?
What are these overalls fashioned from? Sweatpants? Baby’s breath? Clouds? Whatever the case, Bella Thorne (a name surely fashioned from “Twilight” fan fic) is another nail in the coffin that overalls are Officially A Thing and may be here to stay. Of course, they could be way worse — I mean, she looks kind of cute — but just be forewarned, this a real spring thing now. [Photo: Pacific Coast News]
You’re an adult, you’re not a baby. So if you’re going to wear overalls, wear adult overalls, not weird baby overalls that will make you look like you crapped your pants or something. Conversely, wear them too tight and you just look uncomfortable. To me, the perfect overalls outfit would be loosely worn ‘alls, rolled up on the bottom with heels and a simple striped tank. The heels take the outfit from “I’m in my backyard weeding the garden” to “I’m a carefree tomboy out for a sexy night on the town.” Or something.
After the jump, we’ve got stars rocking overalls — some the right way, many the wrong way. Take a look and tell us how you’d wear a pair.
Justin Bieber, guys. He’s everywhere — breaking up and then getting back together with Selena Gomez, winning American Music Awards and stuff. And just this weekend, the Biebs met with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Haper to receive the Diamond Jubilee Medal, which we can only assume is a gold foil chocolate diamond swimming in maple syrup, because Canada. Bieber decided that meeting a head of state — and especially a Canadian one — required the most formal dress he could muster: a one-strap overall ensemble, replete with backwards cap. Knowing that he was sure to rile the delicate sensibilities of lumberjacks in Saskatchewan (most underrated province if you ask me), Bieber even Tweeted: “I met the Prime Minister in overalls lol. I hope you hate my style.” That bitch is crazy!
With that in mind, we’ve created this definite timeline of the one-strap overalls fashion trend. It’s really very simple Check it out after the jump.
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I didn’t balk at the fashion trendsetters when they proclaimed overalls were back. I actually became giddy with excitement inside. You see, overalls have been a part of my wardrobe repeatedly throughout my life. But it hasn’t always been a love affair. I actually tried to breakaway from the convenient onesie, only to revisit the look a few times later. Keep reading »
The last time overalls were cool, it was when we were 8 years old, and the Gap was making a standard denim style. Apparently they’re back, both in high-fashion labels (Chloé, Ralph Lauren, Proenza Schouler, and Cavalli, to name a few) and in mass markets. How do we know this trend is really happening? The New York Times has observed a renaissance in overalls brought about by the 20-somethings of Williamsburg, Brooklyn: “A man sported the look (ironic? postironic?) with a lion-worthy Afro, white T-shirt and Ray-Bans; a young woman on an antique Schwinn wore her version rolled up.” Did that read like a joke to you? Because we laughed out loud. Keep reading »
Remember when we got all hot and bothered about the idea that overalls were coming back after spotting them in various spring collections? Well, our worst fears have come to pass, as Jessica Biel is sporting a pair of Ralph Lauren’s farm chic denim in the February issue of Vogue. (Oh well, at least they’re more comfy than, say, corsets.) A few more shots from the cover shoot, after the jump. [Vogue] Keep reading »