Fashion

The beloved dungarees are having a fashion-forward revival in the Nordics

By Josefin Forsberg
G-Star overalls

Photo: G-Star

In the '80s and '90s denim dungarees were spotted on royalty and celebrity alike. Now, the Scandi style set make a strong case for their return

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A favourite of the late Princess Diana and N'Sync alike, overalls have become the latest fashion item to reemerge from decades past, making their way into our daily wardrobe rotation. And the garment's versatility is a true testament to this trend, being equal parts 1990s club kid revival and romanticised cottage core aesthetic. However, a surprising lack of overalls was seen on the spring/summer runways, meaning that this specific trend was born on the internet with the online generation spearheading the charge. What was once the perfect relaxed throw-on garment meant for a rural stay has once again been turned into a fashion-forward must-have item.

Norwegian content creator Petra Henriette wears knit sweater, gold jewellery and denim dungarees

Norwegian content creator Petra Henriette wears denim dungarees by Neon Rose . Photo: @petrahenriette

Josephine Skriver wears denim dungaree, corset top, and denim bucket hat at Coachella

Danish model Josephine Skriver wears denim dungarees by Triarchy at Coachella. Photo: @josephineskriver

Annabel Rosendahl wears Isabel Marant dungarees

Norwegian content creator Annabel Rosendahl wears striped dungarees by Isabel Marant. Photo: @annabelrosendahl

In the Nordics, our favourite local tastemakers show us the many ways we can wear this trend. Norwegian content creator Petra Henriette proves dungarees are a seasonless staple, pairing her patchwork overalls with a roll-neck sweater and a slicked-back ponytail. Danish supermodel Josephine Skriver paired hers with an on-trend corset top, bucket hat and white sneakers. Finally, Annabel Rosendahl opted for a black and white striped pair by Isabel Marant, proving that denim dungarees don't have to be all about blue jeans.

When styling your jean overalls, layering is absolutely essential. To avoid any connotations to children's clothing, we suggest choosing an elevated alternative, whether a monochromatic pair or a cinched waist á la Miu Miu. If you're all about the casual, classic denim dungaree, the silhouette is central to your styling. Voluminous sleeves, textured knits, or an oversized pussy-bow peeking out atop your overalls are all ways to wear dungarees to the office. However, in the countryside, all you need is a bikini top for lazy days spent basking in the sun.

Below, find our favourite dungarees and overalls to invest in now:


Dungarees to don this summer...

Utility overall

Levi's

SHOP NOWEUR 160
Straight-leg denim dungarees

Société Anonyme

SHOP NOWEUR 277
Barrel-leg dungarees

Cos

SHOP NOWEUR 89
Madeline striped cotton dungarees

Isabel Marant

SHOP NOWEUR 620
Denim dungarees

Miu Miu

SHOP NOWEUR 1380
Organic cotton dungarees

Closed

SHOP NOWEUR 316

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