Whether you call them overalls or dungarees, these lovely fashion outfits are back in style and ready to add some zest to your wardrobe. Anyone in love with comfort and practicality already has an overall in their wardrobe, and those looking for yet another fresh and stylish look that slims are about to learn why they need a pair of overalls.
Overalls are not the easiest fashion outfits to wear. As anyone can guess, there is the danger of looking like an adorable kindergartener. However, with some styling and basic hacks, you can create a look that is modern, slimming and irresistible.
The Fit Can Make Or Break Your Fashion Outfit
The first element that you need to look into when choosing overalls is the fit.
For curvier women, we recommend overalls that are fitted around the waist and have a slim cut, as this will slim your figure and elongate your body. Skinnier women are free to choose both baggier and skinny overalls. When it comes to the shade, as the rule typically follows, the darker the overall the slimmer the effect.
Overalls that are straight and formfitting with some slouch that can be rolled to expose your shoes or pulled over boots are ideal for most body shapes. For women who desire to show some skin, there are cropped overalls and overalls that can be rolled at the ankle, thus drawing attention downwards – to your slim legs – and away from any insecurities above.
For the modern look, the slim cut is the way to go. It will follow the curves of your body, slim your silhouette and make you look confident and sophisticated, even while exerting a tomboyish essence.
If full length overalls or overalls in general seem a bit too overwhelming for your taste, try on fitted shorter overalls that are proportion to your body.
Blouses and Tops Should Not Be Taken Lightly
First things first, unless you are absolutely confident in your look and style, and how to style a flannel shirt, flannel shirts are to be avoided. Thin-strap tanks and white t-shirts should also be worn with caution and are generally not recommended. There are hundreds of different styles of chic blouses and tops that you can choose from to make your look not only slimming but also modern and flattering.
Now, while you should stay away from white t-shirts, this doesn’t mean that simplicity isn’t important. On the other hand, the more plain and simple the top, the better it will be paired with your overalls and will not overpower your look or your body figure.
For a more sophisticated look, you can wear a silk blouse or cashmere knit top underneath. For a more edgy look, a ribbed knit or deconstructed top can do the trick.
I absolutely love the combination of lacy tops with overalls, particularly for women who wish to emphasise their waist and add a touch of femininity to their look.
For a riskier look and a bit of flirtatious touch, crop tops and even more embellished undergarments can be worn.
Who said overalls had to be denim?
Overalls are back, but back with a twist. Denim has a bit of a competition. Overalls are now made from fabrics other than denim, which means greater number of ways to style your look and slim your figure. From coloured corduroy to floral prints and lighter fabrics, you are free to select until your heart is content. I recommend experimenting with colourful prints and deep colours while remembering to keep an eye on the fit and its slimming effect.
Layering For Sophistication
For adults and for a more sophisticated look, layering is important. A jacket or a blazer can upgrade your look from modern and fun to professional and even elegant – yes, even overalls can be made to look elegant. A jacket can also bring a much-needed structure to your body shape and accent your waist or play down and cover up your extra bits. If you are after the classic, edgier, sophisticated look, a leather jacket is always flattering when worn with overalls.
Shoes: The Final, Yet Possibly The Most Important Touch
From flats, pumps, trainers to stilettos, platforms, or wedges, your overalls can be made modern and sophisticated with the right shoe. Make sure that the shoe worn follows the lines of your figure to slim and elongate your silhouette.
Remember, don’t shy away from a fashion outfit simply because you are unsure how to style it. Experiment with styles, remember to choose the right fit, and always try on complete looks, meaning do not forget the shoes!