Just say “no”

May 23, 2007 at 9:35 am 7 comments

Somebody tell me how these are attractive. (I promise I’ll stop harping on overalls the minute they’re out of the stores.)

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  • 1. Stephanie  |  May 23, 2007 at 10:00 am

    They are just so dumpy. I don’t know how we ever shared that pair of Calvin Klein overalls back in junior high Jen!
    Some things were just meant to stay on the farm… or on painters.

  • 2. jennyistrendi  |  May 23, 2007 at 10:03 am

    I know- how funny were we with our CK overalls…thought we were so cool. I think there’s a picture of me in our yearbook wearing them.

  • 3. Marie  |  May 23, 2007 at 10:06 am

    Those ones aren’t attractive. Too….farm-y. The model looks like an overgrown fourth grader in wedges.

    The key with this trend, I think, is to wear them fitted and with a low-slung, small bib. And…well…this trend can go really wrong on the wrong person, I think, is what it comes down to.

    Here are some cute ones:

    A recent article from Jane Magazine:
    Overalls: The Hot New (Old) Thing:

    The Bible declares cross-dressing of any kind a sin. Chapter 22 of the book Deuteronomy in the Old Testament reads, “The woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman’s garment; for all that do so are abominations unto the Lord thy God.”
    Well, if loving overalls is wrong, then I don’t wanna be right.
    Overalls are the hot new thing in women’s fashion. They have been around a long time (manufactured by Levi Strauss and Co. since the mid-1800s in the U.S., even before jeans themselves!), but have always been a men’s style.
    Railroad workers, who needed to protect their bodies and carry their tools on their person, donned them first, and other manual laborers like factory workers, soldiers, and slaves soon followed.
    Women’s overalls were not sold until World War I and II, when there was a shortage of men in the U.S. and women had to take their jobs.
    The latest incarnations of overalls, which many designers such as Siwy jeans, Trovata, Anna Sui, Lacoste, and Miss Sixty have shown in the past two seasons, flaunt an unprecedented femininity, and are not meant for work, but play.
    The bibs are tighter and more low-cut than ever before, and the materials are finer and flowier than ever before. Women no longer have to hide their curves behind the baggy, boxy men’s overalls that were last popular in the early-to-mid ’90s.
    In recent months, I, for one, have snapped up black cuffed overall shorts by Paul and Joe Sister, a white and navy traditional railroad-striped overall dress from Forever 21, and sleek long dark denim pants with straps from H&M. Go get your own while the trend lasts! —Lillie Binder

  • 4. Marie  |  May 23, 2007 at 10:15 am

    PS – sorry for the long comment.


  • 5. jennyistrendi  |  May 23, 2007 at 10:19 am

    Marie- You need to show me how they work in ‘real life’. Because they look awkward online and I can’t imagine them looking hot in real life. Help me.

  • 6. Marie  |  May 23, 2007 at 10:35 am

    Apparently I’m passionate:



    (I’m buying the second skirt-alls number)

  • 7. Marie  |  May 23, 2007 at 10:43 am

    Ok – one more:


    Note that this outfit appeared in several celebrity fashion “don’t” colums/websites/blogs, but I couldn’t disagree more…On the right person (her) – its ADORABLE. Jen, this one would be perfect on you.


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