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.
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: