Given their slouchy, utilitarian appeal, overalls have never been more popular. First, you start seeing the unlikely trend everywhere
, and suddenly you’re envisioning what you have in your closet that would match. Before you know it, you’re stocking up on a couple of pairs of the best overalls you can find in every style. Soon, bibs are all you're wearing, and, honestly, you’re not sorry.
Overalls are both timeless and versatile yet, let's be real, a little polarizing. It can take a minute to find your overall satori — but when you do, options abound with this workwear garment. Whether you’re channeling Rachel’s wardrobe of overalls and T-shirts on
Friends or looking to put a high-fashion spin on the bib front, you’ll find inspiration that can take you from casual days running errands to late-night drinks.
You can opt for classic denim, of course, but if you're feeling more adventurous, carpenter overalls in a great color make a statement, as do ones with distressing for texture. In terms of
how to style overalls, the most classic look pairs them with a T-shirt (think: rock tee or simple stripes) — but crop tops look incredibly fresh as well, since their abbreviated cut balances out the baggy style. Button-down shirts in tartan or gingham are cute and casual for when you want the full look, and fashion girls will wear overalls with anything from a puff-sleeved top or sleek turtleneck to a chunky sweater.
Here are 19
cute pairs of overalls with down-to-earth good looks that were made to weather whatever the day throws at you. 1 These Classic Denim Overalls From An Iconic Brand
denim bib overalls, from American work-wear staple Dickies, are functional and fashionable in 100% cotton denim with a bib pocket on the front, multiple "tool" pockets on the side (great for your phone, wallet, and keys) and a hammer loop. The adjustable metal buckle straps allow for the perfect fit. The fabric is treated to be strong yet soft and resist snags; it also comes in painter’s white and that adorable railroad stripe. "I originally bought them for a Footloose-themed event," one convert explained. "Now I realize their full potential. I can confidently say these will be a constant piece of my outfit repertoire for at least the next few months. I love the pockets, the complete coverage, the trendiness and most of all, the compliments." Fans also recommended sizing down: these bestselling overalls have plenty of extra room. Available colors: 4 Available sizes: X-Small – XX-Large, Plus Sizes (16 - 24) 2 Some Wildly Popular Fitted Overalls
With tapered legs and distressed finishes, these
fitted denim overalls are stylish enough to wear to brunch but comfy enough to lounge in. They’re made of an easy-to-care-for blend of cotton and polyester that’s soft on the skin, but they’re notably not stretchy. With a faux leather accent on both the front and back bib, they’re a wardrobe staple for days when you want nothing but ease. Not surprisingly, they’ve amassed more than 8,000 Amazon ratings to date. Available colors: 4 Available sizes: X-Small – XX-Large 3 These Cute Overalls With Some Stretch
bib overalls are made with a cotton-polyester blend that’s mixed with 2% spandex for a fit that feels comfortably stretchy. You can cuff them at the ankle for an effortlessly stylish look or spring for one of the distressed pairs in the listing if you’re looking for more edge. The adjustable straps let you find just the right length for your torso, and the multiple pockets allow for plenty of functional use. “These are by far the most comfortable overalls I’ve ever had! The fit is great, they’re super stretchy, and the color is awesome!” one fan raved. “I love the denim look without the heaviness that usually comes with them. Would recommend!” Available colors: 15 Available sizes: Small – XX-Large 4 A Pair Of Vintage-Inspired Overalls
In light washes that bring to mind ‘70s style, these
Levi’s overalls are simultaneously retro and fresh. They’re made of pure, breathable cotton and feature adjustable straps with durable hardware. With two side pockets, two back pockets, and a bib pocket, there are also plenty of places to stash your daily must-haves. “They are cute and comfortable. Very well made. The best kind of denim,” one fan noted. “I highly recommend it for casual wear out or just hanging out with friends and family.” Available colors:3 Available sizes: X-Small – 42 5 Some Paired-Down Bibs For A Minimalist Take On The Classic
For a more minimalist take on the classic bibs, this
pair from Soojun hits all the right nows. They ditch the traditional front, central pocket in favor of a smaller, decorative chest pocket set to one side. Then, rather than side pockets, this pair puts the waist pockets front and center for practical access to your phone, keys, wallet, and more. The leg is baggy for a relaxed fit and the straps are adjustable — though it’s worth noting that some versions in the listing have a button closure while others have buckles. “I have been searching for the perfect pair of overalls for a while and finally found them!” one fan reported. “These are not too tight and not too baggy and very comfortable.” Available colors:5 Available sizes: X-Small — XX-Large 6 A Tough-As-Nails Pair Of Classic Carhartt Overalls For An Authentic Look
sturdy pair from Carhartt is designed for work but is having a real fashion moment as well. Made with ultra-durable cotton fabric (with some spandex for stretch) in the brand's signature tawny shades, they're woven to withstand strenuous movement, and reviewers were shocked at how well they held up. Utilitarian features like a double layer of fabric on the front of the legs and plenty of storage make them infinitely practical — you'll especially appreciate the zippered bib pocket that was made for tools but can keep your phone within easy reach. "This is literally my favorite piece of clothing in my closet," one shopper wrote, adding, "I love these overalls so much that I bought a second pair to wear out for fun because every time I wear them, I get compliments on how cute they are." They're also available in a shorter and taller inseam. Available colors: 2 Available sizes: X-Small – XX-Large (short and tall inseams available) 7 Some Best-Selling Bibs Available In So Many Styles
best-selling denim overalls have amassed more than 4,200 ratings and counting, and fans love their stretchy, body-hugging design (although some shoppers reported sizing up for a baggier fit). In a cotton-polyester-spandex blend, they feature plenty of pockets and adjustable straps — and they’re available in so many different washes and styles. Check out the flare style if you’re ready for a throwback look. “They are formfitting, but that is how I wanted them!” one fan noted. “Stretchy, comfy and I always get compliments on how cute they are!” Available colors: 40 Available sizes: Small — XX-Large 8 A Pair Of Baggy Overalls For The Most Comfortable Pants In The World
Whether you're looking for some
statement overalls or just want to be wildly comfortable, this oversized pair brings both to the table. The loose style is made from 99% cotton (the rest is spandex) with a classic bib pocket and hammer loop, plus standard pants pockets on the front and back. You can get this one in dozens of different styles, from the distressed boyfriend overalls shown here that could skew downtown or country, to painterly pairs and Mori girl styles. "How can it be so ridiculous and yet so cute at the same time? I don't know. It's the most comfortable thing I've ever worn, not only because it is so loose, but also because I don't have to wear a bra with it. When you sit down it's like being surrounded by a voluminous, soft, lightweight lap blanket," one fan gushed. Available colors: 24 Available sizes: 2 9 Some California-Cool Overalls In Pure Cotton
With an oversized cut in pure cotton, these
baggy bibs channel that relaxed California aesthetic that always looks chic. And thanks to the long bib straps that are adjustable(via the three included buttonholes) and sides that you can cinch with a drawstring cord, you’ll feel nothing but relaxed in them. There are two side pockets, plus one extra-large pocket in back with a flap closure. One fan enthused, “They are super comfortable, pairs well with almost everything. Lightweight but not too thin.” Available colors: 18 Available sizes: Small – 3X-Large 10 These Distressed Overalls For A More Fitted Silhouette
chic pair of overalls, designed in Los Angeles, is a more fitted version of the hardworking style. It features bib pocket, adjustable buckle straps, and belt loops. You can score this pick in various degrees of distressing, from ones with simple knee holes (featured here) to full thigh-to-shin distressing. There are also sheer options, including burgundy, blush, and chocolate if you prefer a more minimalist look. Made from 97% cotton with 3% spandex, they'll feel like an ultra-stretchy pair of jeans. "Wanna look trendy without looking like a farmer? This is your pair of overalls. This says 'cute' not 'I’m gonna go milk the cows,'" one fan enthused. Available colors: 25 Available sizes: Small – 3X 11 This Pair Of Corduroy Overalls For A Nostalgic Vibe
There’s nothing like a pair of
corduroy overalls to make you feel all the ‘90s nostalgia, and this pair from Lentta is basically an all-season wardrobe staple. They’re a little grunge but with chic details like the tapered harem legs and the offset front chest pocket. One fan gushed, “I love them[.] so well made[.] the fit was great a little roomy but I like that the fabric [is] so soft.” Available colors: 4 Available sizes: X-Small – XX-Large 12 A Pair Of Indie-Chic Linen Overalls
flowy overalls are cottagecore at its finest. The cotton-linen fabric is soft and lightweight with a homespun finish, and it only gets softer after repeated washings. There are two patch pockets on the front and back, with faux pocket flaps at the waist. The straps are not adjustable — but they do fasten with some very cute buttons. Some reviewers loved them so much they went back to nab them in a few more colors. One satisfied reviewer noted, "Nice for a capsule wardrobe as you can use so many different tops with the overalls." It's recommended that you wash on cold (or hand wash) to avoid shrinking. Available colors: 4 Available sizes: Small – 3X-Large 13 These Breezy Overalls That Are Great For Layering
If you like the look of the cotton-linen pair above but want a looser leg that wears like your favorite jumpsuit, then you’ll love these highly rated
cotton overalls from YESNO. They feature two side pockets, an airy wide leg with subtle slits that hit at the ankle, and adjustable straps. They’re a dream for layering, too. Pair them with a cardigan for transitioning between seasons, or simply don a pretty bralette for sweltering days. One fan summarized: “Comfortable and classic. I love them so much I bought two different colors. I get compliments every time I wear them. Cool and breezy, washes and dries well. Does not disappoint!” Available colors: 15 Available sizes: X-Small – 5X-Large 14 A Pair Of Plus-Size Overalls With Tons Of Distressed Options
plus-size overalls come in the cutest skinny jean-style fit, and they’re available in so many different colors and levels of distressing that styling options abound. Made in a stretchy cotton-spandex blend, this pair is tailored through the leg but you can play around with just how much edge you want: Spring for simple knee slashes or go full-tilt with full-leg tears. One fan summarized: “These fit so great and are nice quality. I am a plus size woman and finding trendy overalls is no easy task. These are very on-trend, comfortable, and cute!” Available colors: 16 Available sizes: 1X - 3X 15 Another Utilitarian Pair Of Overalls With Practical Details
If you need a pair of
overalls that can stand up to a day of hard work, then this pair from Dickies is for you. They’re made of a comfortable cotton-spandex blend that moves with you, and there are a whopping nine pockets for storing all your daily essentials, tools, and gear. The knee area has slits for sliding in knee pads — ideal if you’re doing work that requires long stints kneeling. “I bought these for gardening in so my lower back doesnt get cold and theyre great. They have a little bit of stretch and are nice hard wearing material,” one shopper reported. Plus, it’s worth noting that they’re a bit more affordable than the Carharrt pair featured above. Available colors: 2 Available sizes: X-Small – XX-Large 16 These Canvas Overalls Available In So Many Wearable Colors
In olive, navy, khaki, and black, these
canvas overalls are a nice alternative to denim and they're just as versatile. In addition to a good number of colors, you can also choose from a few styles, including pairs with snap-front pockets on the bib or a hammer loop. Although most overalls come with a few tool loops, this one has belt loops around the waist — if you’re looking for a pair of fashion overalls with maximum styling versatility. "They run a little small so I did order up by the reviews I read and glad I did. Great fit, 100% twill cotton which I really like ( No spandex!). Great with a tank top in the summer time or long sleeve shirts in winter. Colour a nice deep olive along with 31 inch inseam. Will order in other colours," one reviewer reported. Available colors: 4 Available sizes: Small – Large 17 This Adorable Corduroy Overall Dress To Channel Peak '90s Style
throwback overalls dress is so on-trend right now, and is all the more nostalgic in corduroy. This one has a trim A-line cut with a bib pocket and button-down straps, although there's no way to adjust them. "This dress fits perfectly and is super cute and fun to wear," one shopper commented. "It's a great length and the perfect amount of fitted." The corduroy itself is made from polyester and nylon; to keep it crisp, you should hand-wash or use a gentle machine cycle (either way, be sure to air dry flat) Wear it with everything from a baby tee to a button-down shirt or a sweater.
Looking for a plus-sized version?
This one comes in great moody colors. There's also this denim overalls dress for fans of a flared skirt.
And if you're in a real corduroy mood, consider these
corduroy overalls. Available colors: 15 Available sizes: X-Small – X-Large 18 Some Cute Denim Short Overalls
You get classic overall styling in a cute package with these
overalls shorts: several functional pockets and adjustable buckled straps, with a button closure at the waist. They're made from a soft and stretchy cotton-polyester blend with a whopping 5% elastane for great give. They feature a 2.56-inch inseam with a cuffed hem, although there are options within the same listing with a frayed hem or more distressed finish. “Sturdy material, well-made, with some stretch for comfort,” one reviewer attested. “I could have worn these for days on end they are so comfortable.” Available colors: 26 Available sizes: Small – XX-Large 19 Also Nice: A Utilitarian Jumpsuit That’s Equally On-Trend
jumpsuit in 100% cotton is a one-and-done solution for serving instant looks on busy days. It has classic shirt styling with an elastic waist and straight leg, with two side seam pockets for your hands and patch pockets on the front and back for everything else. Wear it on the weekend with some classic white sneakers, or dress it up with a crossbody bag and a block heel. "I bought these coveralls for a Halloween costume (Rosie the riveter)," one shopper explained. "I liked them so much I found myself looking for excuses to wear them [...]You won’t know unless you try them. Magical!" Available colors: 4 Available sizes: X-Small – X-Large
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This article was originally published on
Oct. 3, 2020