We’ve seen overalls come in and out of fashion over the last fifty years or so. Overalls, or dungarees, as the British would say, started out as a kind of uniform for working class men like farmers, factory workers and mechanics. Their original purpose was to provide a cheap fabric that could get dirty and would protect the whole body from whatever materials the individual might be working with.
In the ’60s, overalls became more of a fashion trend. They were being introduced in various colors and patterns and were worn with only one strap by both men and women. The trend peaked in the ’70s and then returned again in the ’90s. Most people thought they’d never return and were possibly a bit frightened by the revival of this trend.
Here in Spain, the women are really embracing the comeback of the overall. I’ve seen it styled in various ways, from sporty to ultra feminine. This Fashionista went for something in between with a bit of an edge. She is sporting a dungaree dress, giving the look a feminine touch. She added a gray tank top underneath for coverage and accessorized with a hipster pair of sunglasses, dark lipstick and simple flats. I’m also really loving the bangs; they really convey this Fashionista’s overall style of edgy, feminine and chic.
If you’re looking for a way to try the overall trend, look to this Fashionista for help. You don’t need anything too wild or out there. Simply try a slightly loose fitted pair of overalls paired with a crop top or tank top and add minimal, simple accessories. You’ll be loving the overall trend in no time.
Captured: I captured this Fashionista shopping in the trendy Ruzafa District of Valencia, Spain.