Dungarees are an enduring trend that come back every year. They look good on everyone from toddlers to, y’know, people that wear them to paint in or something.
The humble dungarees break down gender barriers, with the likes of Rihanna, Dua Lipa and Olly Alexander all rocking them. And this year, it’s not just about an oversized denim dungaree. No, they’re now more fitted, vividly patterned and all over the 2016 runways.
Dungarees weren’t always a fashion staple, though. They were first worn in the Southern states of America by farmers and people that used to fix railways. We don’t know about you, but we could totally get on board with manual labour if dungarees were the uniform.
(Who are we kidding – the wooden box we made in Year 9 Woodwork can’t be touched cos splinters).
Fifth Harmony payed homage to the roots of the dungaree in their video for ‘Work From Home’, with Dinah looking super chic while constructing a house. This would also be a super cute festival look. Seriously, dungarees should be the go-to festival look (denim short shorts and a flower crown is very 2009).
Dungarees were given a high fashion makeover this year too, appearing on a number of the 2016 runways. Chloe’s A/W 2016 collection included two pairs, an edgy leather pair which is perfect for winter, as well as a chic burgundy pair. The latter pair were worn by Kelly Rowland, which we think is the perfect reason to buy a pair.
And it’s not just block colours that look make a dungarees. Much like Rihanna after ’Rated R’, dungarees are getting ‘Loud’. Olly Alexander has arguably never looked better than he does in this camo pair he wore to Radio 1’s Big Weekend. We don’t think we’ve ever wanted an item of clothing more in our lives.
You can also get them in different fabrics, with both lace and sheer being big trends in 2016. Not only is it super chic, but in this hot weather, you’ll definitely be cool for the summer.
Saying that, as long as you’re wearing dungarees, you’ll definitely look cool for the summer.