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Overalls are back!

Here are three celeb-inspired ways to wear them.

By Glamour Magazine May 3, 2013 9:49PM
by Nikki Ogunnaike

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Yes, ladies, you read that correctly. Overalls, my all-time favorite trend from the '90s, are making their way back in style. Now, before you get all oh heck no on me, check out the way these celebs have styled their dungarees. Turns out they can work in a bunch of different situations. Photos: Ashley Madekwe courtesy of Topshop; Others: Getty images

For Saturday afternoon with family: Alessandra Ambrosio took hers out for a spin one weekend, pairing them with two layered tank tops. She added classic Ray-Ban Clubmaster sunglasses, a structured shoulder bag and wedge sandals, which gave the look a more mature feel.

More from Glamour: 10 Wardrobe Essentials Every Woman Should OwnAshley Madekwe courtesy of Topshop; Others: Getty images

If you're going out with girlfriends: Actress Brie Larson hit the Sundance channel premiere of "The Spectacular Now" sporting a pair over coveralls with a silky button-down. She teamed the outfit with beat-up combat boots, but I think a chic pump would have been a wiser move for girls' night out, pushing the style into cool-girl dressy territory.

More from Glamour: 2013's Most Wearable Fashion TrendsAshley Madekwe courtesy of Topshop; Others: Getty images

Date night with your partner: "Revenge"'s Ashley Madekwe attended a Topshop/Topman event in these patterned dungarees from the brand. Simple jewelry, a black clutch and strappy sandals allow her overalls to be the center of attention.

What do gals think? I'm a huge fan of Ashley Madekwe, but who do you feel pulled off the trend the best? Are you inspired to try out overalls? Discuss!

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Photos: Ashley Madekwe courtesy of Topshop; Others: Getty images

58Comments
May 21, 2013 12:28PM
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Well, I like these suckers.  Plenty of air flow and I can just reach on down in there and scratch what itches.  Shoulder straps insure they won't fall down no matter how much you overload the pockets.  I can get a hammer in one pocket and a bag of jelly beans in the other.  'Course I don't look as chic as the ladies pictured above.
May 17, 2013 6:37PM
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forgive my spelling on previous post

 

YES I REMBER THE OVERALLs THE GIRLS USED TO WARE WITH THE TUBE TOPS. I MISS THOSE DAYS
May 17, 2013 6:36PM
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YES I REMBER THE OVERHALL THE GIRLS USED TO WARE WITH THE TUBE TOPS. I MISS THOSE DAYS
May 17, 2013 1:21PM
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Umm, coveralls have long sleeves and overalls don't.  I've bought and worn both.  Back in the 70's in NYC lot's of teens - 20ers wore overalls pressed as a fashion statement.  When I worked at my dad's auto shop we all wore coveralls which had long sleeves and buttoned in the front with a collar.
May 16, 2013 9:16PM
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Now they just need to lug a jug of moonshine around with them, or maybe a chaw of tobacky, and all would be complete.
May 16, 2013 4:25PM
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Everyone who is wearing these overalls would look ten times better wearing jeans or long pants. Overalls are not attractive on anyone except a model whom (as I said earlier) would look much better in jeans or long pants.

 

However, if you just want comfort and don't care about looks, go for the overalls!  (And get rid of all the floral pants--they make my eyes hurt.  And it only makes the consumer look that much longer for solid long pants).

May 14, 2013 6:56PM
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I wear mine every weekend. More comfortable than jeans and more pockets for tools! Trend is a bunch of hoooy! Wear what feels good and gets the job done.
May 14, 2013 5:11PM
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I never have nor ever will overalls,   it looks lousy
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