Originally designed as protective gear to wear over your clothes, overalls have come a long way since their inception in 1891. Over the years we’ve used them for farming, factory work (women wore them in England during WWI), skiwear and kids clothes. On the runways, overalls came in (and out) of fashion in the 70s and the 90s. Now they’re here again with lots more panache.
You can still find the basic overall style we’ve all come to know. Just look up and down the street. They’re classic, comfortable and trend right!
Calvin Klein denim overalls during Paris Fashion Week, 2015.
Proving overalls don’t have to be denim, this lightweight twill pair, rolled at the ankle, are cool for warmer weather.
Sarah Jessica Parker rocking her overalls.
This bib down look (for days when you’re just too tired to finish dressing) features distressed denim. Undeniably laid-back.
Overall with Heels
Want to elevate your overall look (literally)? Add high-heeled pumps. It turns farmer friendly into something sexy.
Acid washed, distressed and then turned up quite a few notches with color-blocked clutch and metallic ankle straps.
Looser fit overalls over oversized striped tee takes a turn toward sophistication with dark shades, artfully tied scarf and Louboutin pumps.
Unbuttoned utility overall loses its utilitarian vibe with the addition of strappy sandals and exotic-skin clutch.
They don’t have to be big, baggy denim or twill. Add a touch of spandex and overalls can actually show off your shape!
Black stretch overalls and crop tee – a match made in street-style heaven!
If it weren’t for the slender straps you’d think these were pants.
Kylie Jenner seen strutting on the street in adorable, body hugging overalls.
Black leather overalls are body conscious and street savvy.
Skinny jeans, move over! Skinny overalls hit the streets adding a feminine vibe their shapeless counterparts could never live up to.
An easy look with breezy crop top underneath, finished with comfy flats.
This form-fitting look is not your grandfather’s overalls! Styled with one strap off.
Loose in the bib and skinny in the leg, these twills are fashion (and body) conscious.
What would Spring/Summer 2015 be without the cool, cut-off version of the overall? On the streets, shortalls were seen everywhere.
New York model looking cute in black knit shortalls.
Oversized and distressed shortalls show a playful side of Jennifer Lopez, usually seen in more curve-conscious clothes.
What’s even cooler than shortalls? The bibbed mini, here in street-smart leather.