The 90s farmclusive fad returns, but in cooler avatars, like in edgy leather or layered with crop tops and graphic tees. Find out how you can resurrect this childhood staple
Olivia Palermo, Emma Watson, January Jones and even Heidi Klum have stepped out this season in a pair of humble overalls. Designers from
Nina Ricci to Sailex have cashed in on the trend, giving it a high fashion makeover by experimenting with denim, lace and linen. Get the look yourself with some of our favourites.
This charming natural indigo
outfit from 11.11 is a great way to keep it cool. While not exactly overalls, it sure makes the cut in our book purely for its indigo tones and laidback tailoring. Plus points include breathable organic cotton fabric and an elasticated waist, flattering to all sizes. Rs 37,953 At Amethyst, Chennai. Details: 45991633. Also available online at 11-11.in
Stripes can never go out of fashion, as this grey and white linen overall from Mango goes to prove. Get set for the rains ahead, and match your outfit with a plain white or black top and some waterproof slides, giving you a classic finish. Rs 2,290 approximately. At Phoenix MarketCity. Details: 67266393
Too warm for summer? The Out West overall dress is a perfect choice from Forever 21. The denim fabric, a vibrant Aztec-style printed pocket on the front and oversized button details spell a laidback yet trendy vibe. Rs 1,160 approximately. At Garuda Mall, Magrath Road, Bangalore. Details: 080 41104473
The hipster way
These distressed denim overalls from Zara are ideal comfort clothing with just the right amount of edginess to it. With rips down the thighs, this one is best worn in a loose fit. We suggest you pair it with black plimsolls if you’re aiming for a relaxed, chic look. Rs 3,990 approximately. At Orion Mall. Details: 080 22682040
Nina Ricci gives the overall a glamorous update, with this flirty black lace number. Crafted from floral Guipure lace, the piece includes a bib front and side slash pockets. Rs 1,15,298 approximately on shopstyle.com
Adding some sophistication to what was originally farmers’ work wear, Sailex takes it up a notch with this one. The cream crepe oversized georgette overall comes beautifully embellished with mother-of-pearl buttons and embroidery on the body and the straps. There’s a matching cream jumpsuit to be worn on the inside. Rs 37,953 approximately. At Handcrafted Luxury Clothing, Shahpurjat, New Delhi. Details: 011 65197929
Shave off more than a few years with these denim overalls from Native Rose. Made from cotton and printed with bright little stars, the all-in-one look is versatile, with great staying power.
Approximately Rs 4,540. Details: asos.com
From Norma Kamali comes this chic piece that is perfect for a leisurely brunch. Shades of black,white and grey come together on soft stretch jersey fabric with a tapering fit towards the ankle, making it both flattering and comfy. Rs 21,336 approximately on
Text: Niharika Chevur and Rashmi Rajagopal