It must be well over a decade since I last put on a pair of dungarees. Looking back, I totally understand why I used to live in these as a child! They are ridiculously comfortable and easy to wear. I don’t know why it has taken so long for these to come back into fashion, but I’m just thankful that they have. I think they are a really cool addition to my wardrobe but they can be so difficult to style. I think the reason I am slightly late to this trend is because, when worn wrong, dungarees can be quite unflattering.
These are my main tips for successfully pulling off dungarees:
1. The Fit
I am about 5’8″ and decided to buy the Topshop Tall dungarees. The regular Topshop dungarees were like shorts on me! The Topshop Tall pair are pretty much perfect for my height. I also sized down – the bib can look ridiculous if too baggy! In my opinion, the key to dungarees looking great is the way they are tailored (well-fitted is a must!). Topshop’s tailoring is always pretty perfect.
2. The Layering
I wore a light coloured, striped slash neck t-shirt from M&S (of all places!) underneath to brighten a fairly dark and wintery outfit. I felt a bright coloured top underneath might make the outfit look a little childish so made up for the lack of colour with my makeup.
3. The Shoes
I popped on my Aldo fringed sandals which I am obsessed with. The block heel and fringe detail really dressed up an otherwise super-casual outfit.
4. The Make up
As mentioned in (2), I made up for the lack of colour in this outfit with a bold red lip, red nails and bronze eyeshadow. They made the outfit seem a bit more glam (well, as glam as a pair of dungarees can be)!
Top // Marks and Spencer // £10
Dungarees // Topshop // £48
Shoes // Aldo // £65