Overalls have been a popular fashion item throughout time. Originally invented by Levi’s Strauss in 1890, they were made to provide shoulder to toe protection for workers and were often worn by miners, farmers and railroad workers.
However, the style was too cute to deny and overalls began becoming a fashion statement in the 1960’s.
Since then, they have never really gone out of style. However, they hit high points in the 70’s and the 90’s, and now, in 2020, they seem to be making a splash again.
Read on to find out more about these items of clothing and why people just can’t seem to get enough of the look.
While the first overalls were loose in the leg, in the 2000’s skinny jeans re-emerged. As a result, overalls are featured in skinny jean styles. This works to produce a more form fitting and neater look.
Short and skirt overalls are also popular. These feature the classic bib tops but are accompanied by a skirt or pair of shorts on the bottom.
And while classic denim blue shades are available, there are also plenty of vibrant colors and prints that can be worn.
How to Rock Your Overalls
Overalls are easy to wear because they pretty much dominate your outfit. Therefore, you don’t need to think too much about what you wear them with.
However, when choosing a top, you don’t want to go with anything that’s overly detailed.
The bib of the overalls will cover any details and might even cut into the line of whatever else you’re wearing making it look awkward. Therefore, you want to stick with simple cuts and prints.
You also want to make sure you are wearing a top that fits neatly into the bottom of the overalls. If it hangs out to produce an untucked look, it will make for a weird and sloppy appearance. Therefore, you want to go with a top with minimal details that will stay in place.
For the finishing touch, a pair of sneakers or boots will work to give your overalls a casual or slightly formal appearance. Add some vintage pins and a backpack and your outfit will make for the ultimate 90’s throwback look.
Why We Love Overalls
Now let’s take some time to think about why we love overalls so much.
· The Style: Overalls produce a great classic look that is youthful, casual and rugged. And even though they have a youthful appearance, their timeless style makes them great for men and women of all ages.
· They’re Comfortable: Overalls hug your entire body to make you feel protected. Their denim material makes them perfect for everything from running errands to kicking it with friends to doing chores around the house.
· They’re Versatile: With so many prints and colors to choose from, overalls can be fun and bright for days on the town or low key for kicking it around the house. That, along with the fact that they are easy to style, makes them the perfect thing to wear for any casual occasion.
Overalls are dominating the fashion scene and they are the gift that keeps on giving. How will you be styling them the next time you throw on a pair?