Dungarees have a vivid past and the most controversial history, but they have evolved to be one of the trendiest attire in every wardrobe. It’s the freedom of styling that makes it worthy of being in every wardrobe. Up and downs, short and longs, with or without tops, there are plenty of ways one can rule these fashion staples.
Baggy or not, you can hit the street without worrying about the fashion faux pas. However, there are so many things you need to consider before styling dungarees. To help you out we have formulated a detailed list of do’s and don’ts, here is how it goes:
1. Don’t fall for the skinniest Dungaree
Even if you have the chicest figure, a skinny fit dungaree is questionable. Dungarees were meant to be baggier and its classic look can be achieved only if you get a slightly loose fit. Do not overdo it, but you can’t even expect it to work like a jean. Just pick a size more than what you always get and accessorize it well. With it being slightly loose, there are hardly any chance of getting it wrong.
Loose Fitted Dungaree
2. Take out all your scandalous tops
One of the best thing about dungarees are they hide what you are wearing inside, which means you can go for almost everything. From crop top to sports bra to baggy shirts, all of it will work well with dungarees. With light blue denim overalls pick something printed and vice-versa. Baggy shirts will work well with slim-fit dungarees, whereas crop tops will be good for baggy dungarees.
Dungaree with a Red Top
3. Don’t go too far from denim
Admit it that we all get bored of denim at some level. But, that should not be in the case of Dungarees. Dungarees with Ultra-light denim, Bizarre prints, thick stripes should be avoided. We have seen many celebrities going wrong with big patterns, including Ashley Roberts. So, do not repeat the mistake and stick to subtle choices. Stay somewhere on the horizon of denim for best outcomes.
4. Add the hint of 90s
Overalls go way back in the history! Even if you try to modify it with a modern touch, the original old-world charm is unmatched. To get the best of its look, stick to its countryside. They are classy and feminine, and almost everybody can rock them. Do not try to turn them into something fancy; instead go for the original charm. Loosely fitted cotton dungarees or printed dungaree with lace top will be the best for country style.
Country style denim dungaree
5. Don’t take off the straps
The grace of dungarees are encapsulated in its straps. So you better not pull it down, especially if you are in your 30s. Teenagers can embrace the coolness of open straps now and then with faded dungarees, but not everyone has to do it. It mostly brings focus to the upper body, leaving a builder look. You obviously don’t want that!
Dungarees with straps off
6. Focus on accessorizing
Dungarees are all about accessorizing! You can balance its grungy elements with just the right accessories. Statement bags, earrings, pumps, and stilettos are the best you can choose to ramp up the outfit. From professional to casual, several appearance can be pulled from the same dungaree by just manipulating the accessories. Take your time, pair it with the best you have and carry different looks.
Alesha Dixon rules Dungarees
7. Don’t stick to shorties
Short dungarees are generally overhyped and are not meant for everyone. In fact, it goes wrong most of the times, which means you have to be careful with it. It mostly works for the slim, short girls as it brings focus on the legs. But, those with a heavy built-up should avoid it at any cost. However if you already have one in your closet, keep the accessories minimal.
8. Try crisp button-ups
Dungarees and button ups are kind of besties. If you haven’t tried it yet, just do it. Pick a hue in contrast with the dungaree to rock the outfit. One of the best combinations is black dungaree with a white shirt. Get the dungaree with medium bib, so that the top three buttons are visible. The trick is to leave the upper buttons open loose. This ensemble will survive a dinner party, casual outing, as a well as a formal look if layered with a blazer.
Dungarees with button down shirts
9. Don’t overdo the accessories
Accessories are good! In fact they are the essence of the outfit like we mentioned above. But with dungarees you will have to be little careful. We have seen Miley Cyrus doing this mistakes. Her’s was a whole bunch of accessories, including baseball hat, gold sneaker, gold medallion bag, statement earrings, necklace draped over cropped turtleneck top. It was serious lesson for her fans and you should not repeat the same mistake.
Miley Cyrus in Dungarees
10. Don’t pick the high boots
While accessorizing dungarees, the last thing you should pick is a long boot. The way it covers the bottom is not inviting. If you want to go for boots, pick one with low leg length so that it doesn’t cover the entire bottom.
Womens dark denim overalls are one of the coolest outfit you can have in your wardrobe, but only when styled well. It’s nothing like jeans and top that takes just minutes of your time for being put in the right way. For Dungarees, you have to be careful about the size, type of bib, color, upper you pick, as well as the accessories. Pick your dungarees and tops from Eva Trends and follow the guide above to play the chic look.