Overall dress: Outfit ideas to revisit an old classic

By Marie – on in Beauty
From chic to street, the overall dress is the piece to adopt for the seasons to come.

Dungaree dress, overall dress, pinafore dress, skirtall, however you like to call it, it is making a comeback. Sure, denim’s LBD was never really gone, but whether you never said goodbye to the skirt version of dungarees or had relayed yours to the back of your closet as soon as you passed the ripe age of 10, chances are that you will not be the only one undusting this fun hybrid for the seasons to come. With buttons, clips or knots, short or midi length, in denim, corduroy, cotton or linen, and plain or printed, the choice is yours. Throw it over your bikini and hit the beach for a fresh laid-back look or dress it up with a ruffled blouse and boots or down with a printed tee and sneakers depending on your mood. Still not convinced? Here is some inspiration as to how to wear this age-old classic this spring and summer all the way through autumn. Hint: Any and every possible way.


The Sherriff’s Daughter

Fun and girly, this look fresh out of Hazzard County says Southern Belle who isn’t afraid to get her hands dirty in the best way possible.


Ivy League Freshman

Harvard? Yale? Brown? Trade the shirt for a wool turtleneck comes October.


Overall Trendy

Change the top for a blouse and the Converse for some heels and you got yourself a night look.


La Vie En Rose

Pure, minimalist, effortlessly chic and undeniably comfortable, everything about this look evokes le chic à la Parisienne. Wear to work, to brunch and everything in between.

Acing It

In style on and off the court.

Rodeo Drive

When high-end meets Hollywood Boulevard.

Channelling Couture

Can’t help but get some serious Chanel feels.

With The Band

Perhaps she’s with the band, or perhaps she is the band.

Ridge To Nowhere

Corduroy does summer pretty well.

Train of Thought

Part Little House on the Prairie, part Captain.

Between Land and Sea

Wear it over a bathing suit, or nothing, to hit the beach.


Tights and an oversized blazer will give it that educated European feel.

The Road to Burning Man

Not quite beachy, not quite rock and a little badass: Basically Burning Man material.

Sunny Side Up

Denim on denim takes a whole new, bright, meaning.

Circa 63

Brigitte, is that you?

That Seventies Show meets Friends

Not sure if we are talking 70s or 90s here. Anywho, it works.

Sunday Boardwalk

The ultimate sporty LBD. Perfect with earthy tones and natural fabrics to hit the farmer’s market or as a basic to go with any other type of outfit.

Although not represented above, the overall dress is also a great candidate to be worn in a gingham print and even midi length. Pair it with tights and boots and a warm sweater and it becomes the perfect look to go to class, or work, or the pumpkin patch in the Fall. From street style to beach bum the dungaree dress can do it all.

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