I love a look that throws back to the good old glory days of my youth! And yes! 70s & 80s inspired overalls & pinafores in pants & dresses are everywhere in store this season.
The great news is, not only can you too re-live your very best Marcia Brady fashion moments, but you can layer these pieces to make them work throughout all kinds of weather & adjust them to get just the right fit.
They’re available in a whole range of colours, fabrics & styles. I’m sure you’re going to find one to suit you!
Get the Right Fit
Braces mean you can personalise the fit and lengthen & shorten straps, buttons can be undone or done up which makes them perfect for different bust sizes. All creating a look that works for your shape.
Make sure the length of the straps works for you and the buckles are in the right places! Is the placement too low or too high?
Can you sit down comfortably? You still need to check you have enough room through the bottom! No camel toe necessary thanks ladies 🙂 If you need to size up to get a comfy fit, then do so.
If your overalls have a straight bib, make sure it’s sitting in the right place – don’t chop off your bust by sitting it right on the highest point of your boobs. It should sit a little higher. But not too high! Check out theses images to recreate the right height for you.
T-shirts under overalls & pinafores works a treat. A more fitted tee will work best. But don’t dismiss an over sized tee, shirt or blouse to create a more eclectic look.
In colder weather a long sleeve tee or over-sized shirt will beat the chill.
Layer over the top a cropped jacket, blazer, long line cardigan or this season’s must have the trench coat in colder weather.
If you’re wearing a dress – tights underneath will recreate a 90s vibe – team it with some ankle boots to really nail the look!
Living it up somewhere tropical? Throw on a cami or a bikini top underneath & embrace your boho babe within.
Don’t be afraid to dress up your pinnie look with heels or a chunky wedge. Me? I am made for a sneaker to complete my look.
If You Love It – Wear It!
And that little voice inside your head telling you you’re too old for this look – tell it to bugger off! If you put it on & you love it – tell that little voice to take a very long walk off a very short pier!
Have a look at these Instagram beauties rocking these looks! Yup, no matter your size or stage of life give the look a go.
Hope you found some style inspiration here – tell me, did you own one of these looks the first time round, maybe in a lovely brown corduroy or terry towelling? Extra marks for velour!
Til next time,
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