Monday 26 March 2012

London Fashion Week AW 2012...Overalls

In the last week I have read three separate articles where each person was asked what they would never wear/be caught dead in and the answer was......Overalls!

What's up with the overall-hate?! Is it the hangover trauma of having been forced to wear them in kindergarten? A proportion issue (long body, short legs? do you need long legs to pull this look off?)Or is that we like the idea of someone else wearing overalls but it isn't something we would wear ourselves?

I really like the way stylist and model Victoria Sekrier has styled her classic denim bib and brace overalls in the top photographs, especially the way she has left the bib hanging down. Kind of cool, no? I think this would only work if the overalls were really fitting (almost like jeans).....too baggy and your undies would be on display to the world!

Some denim overalls to try:

Mother Sweetheart stretch denim overalls  (these satisfy the slim leg, fitted waist criteria like Victoria's) or Gap 1969 denim overalls (more of a relaxed fit) or Textile Elizabeth and James denim overalls  (kind of skinny and relaxed all at once!)

 Or for something a little dressier, I absolutely love these dark blue Sonia by Sonia Rykiel overalls (which are really just trousers with detachable suspenders - complete with gorgeous bow). Perfect for day into night.


  1. i love the photos!!! :)

  2. love the styling, amazing layering!


  3. I am so with you on this one - i love the two pics above - i saw the first outfit previously and soooo nearly bought a pair of dungarees and then i had a flashback to myself living in a pair of andy pandy ones aged 19 - i dont know that they were too stylish but these ones are - so so are xx

  4. can't wait to rock overalls this spring/summer!
    fine shots, Vanessa! love the vintage feel.

  5. I'm personally a huge fan of overalls! I have a olive pair in this lovely ultra soft cotton that I wear all the time!


  6. Love all your overall thoughts!

    @fashion and frank - ha! Love your andy pandy flashback! I still see littlies in overalls today - I wonder if they will want to wear them in 20 years time :)

    @Julianna and @Chelsea- woo hoo! Overall lovers! We need photos!

  7. That first photograph is just too cool. Love it.