Overalls: So comfortable, but are they actually cute?
So much as mention the word "overalls" and you'll ellict at least some kind of reaction from anyone within a 10-foot radius. The return of the original denim onesie is a polarizing trend—you either love it or hate it. Aside from Elizabeth Moss on the latest cover of New York magazine, we've noticed a whole crop of style bloggers, from Jessica Stein of Tuula to Hanneli Mustaparta sporting overalls of all kinds; black, white, long short, fitted and distressed. The question is, are you in?
It's a loaded question. Deciding to wear overalls is not like deciding to wear a pair of skinny jeans. (You can wear those with anything.) Overalls require a bit of thought, and usually a pretty good pair of heels. Yes, it sounds contradictory—why must something so comfortable be so complicated?—but let us explain.
Overalls that have a relaxed fit (much like boyfriend jeans) will make you feel shorter and, well, frumpier, no matter what. You either need to embrace the slouch, or elevate your whole look with heeled sandals or sleek pumps. What you wear under your modern dungarees is wholy up to you—try a classic crewneck t-shirt or even a crop top, a muscle tee or a button up blouse.
Do you think this is just a micro-trend bound to disappear shortly, or the revival of a piece of classic American workwear? We gathered ten of the most stylish examples of overall outfits to help us answer the all-important question of spring: If these are the most comfortable jeans for women, maybe ever, how can we make them look chic?