Overalls Are Officially Back in Style – How to Wear Them the 2023 Way
No one had to search for how to wear overalls in the ’90s, when they somewhat defined the cultural zeitgeist with icons such as rapper Tupac, hip-hop artist Lauryn Hill, and R&B singer Aaliyah popularizing the trend. While the denim silhouette first gained momentum in the US during the 19th century as industrial workwear, it is today a fashion statement that has seen so many different iterations through the years. The ’70s gave way to overalls with flared legs or cropped and fitted versions that could be worn with nothing underneath. (See Olivia Wilde‘s free-spirited, skin-baring moment ahead.) And today we’re seeing a nod back to the ’90s as street style stars opt for baggy pant legs and may even wear one, or both straps, completely undone. Call it a twist on the deconstructed denim trend, but overalls are fast becoming yet another example of not-so-basic jeans.
Hailey Bieber recently stepped out in a pair of oversize Dickies – an iconic brand also approved by Kourtney Kardashian – that she spotlighted under her long duster coat for date night with husband Justin in Beverly Hills. By adding slick accents, such as dark, skinny sunglasses and a sharp, pointed-toe heel, she put her own stamp on the trend with ease. Meanwhile, there are plenty of ways to wear overalls through all seasons – be it in shorts form, corduroy dress form, or rugged and distressed – that cater to different tastes.
Now that overalls are trendy again, you may be at first hesitant to try them out, initially worried whether they appear flattering. But one scroll through our how-to guide, and you’ll feel well-versed in overalls, wearing them with lingerie to lounge around the house just as readily as you do for a night out, finished with heels. Soon, you’ll be treating overalls like jeans – they’re easy to slip into, make for an effortless one-and-done outfit, and ridiculously chic.
Read on to see 10 of our favorite ways to wear overalls.