June 05, 2006

SS06 Fashion Trend: Dungaree Dresses

I had always associated dungaree dresses (and anything that look like overalls) to the 90s. So I was pretty surprised when this trend is back again so soon. I'm not a big fan of wearing-overalls and the workman look, but the dresses are too cute and fun to play with to resist. Also, if you're the fashion-loving type who notices runway backstage photos, you'll notice a lot of models have been wearing dungaree-clothes, (although models can get away with wearing anything of course.)

Dungaree dresses are not the easiest things to wear, but there are a lot of ways you can make it fun and trendy. From the SS06 runways:

Hermes and Max Mara -The simplest way to wear it, ie. wearing only the dress. While this works on the runway and works with professionally tailored dresses, you might end up looking like you just walked out of a construction site in real life when you wear the high street versions.
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Betty Jackson and Chloe -SO cute and fun! Wear eye-popping coloured shirt or polo underneath. It would be best if the shirt underneath has a good cutting or made of silk, so you would look stylishly cute instead of childish cute.


Marc by Marc Jacob -Are there any trends that can't be found on the Marc runway? The right look shows how dungaree dresses can be incorporated into the haute ballerina look by using simple layers.

Shopping around online:

This denim dungaree dress is by Guess. From the photo, it actually looks pretty well made. I did see a similar, lighter-coloured version at H&M and thought that one looked cheap. (I bought it and returned it the next day!)

Lux Washed Rip Apron Dress from Urban Outfitters -I actually just bought this one last week. I tried it on with a sparkly tank top underneath and loved it. It's also got a bit of an empire-cut, so it looked like a dungaree babydoll dress when I tried it. In typical UO fashion, it def looks better in real life than in this website photo.

Top Shop Pinafore Style Dress -From the shape of the dress, I'm guessing it won't suit everyone. It's much easier to wear A-line ones (like the Guess one.) However, I have seen some people pull it off and they look great in it.

Sunner Christie Overall Dress from Shopbop -Here is an example of unflattering shapes. Actually, the problem with this dress is that it doesn't seem to have much of a shape. When shopping, look for the dungaree dresses that tighten at the waist or have an empire-cut.

Do have fun with this trend!

23 Comments:

Blogger esquise said...

Wow! Very interesting your blog;)

6/06/2006 5:25 AM  
Blogger Geisha said...

It's true, I have seen those backstage runway photos of models in dungarees and obviously they look awesome in them, but alot of people can pull them off in flattering cuts.

6/06/2006 6:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i have a dungaree dress that my mother gave me from her closet that is really cute. but i wore it out and when i was in the store like 5 different people kept coming up and asking me questions. I was so funny.

6/06/2006 6:52 AM  
Blogger Jenny said...

sort of like a dungaree dress. more like a schoolgirl uniform with a white button up peter pan collar blouse.

http://www.anthropologie.com/shopping/product/product_detail_zooms.jsp?productID=11146&tabID=1&view=frt

looks better in person and on a person

6/06/2006 8:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Both of the Marc Jacobs are soo very cute.

Love your blog by the way

6/06/2006 8:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

your blog is pretty good. just work on your grammar.

6/06/2006 8:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

about the Top Shop Pinafore Style Dress, it reminds me of the dress i wore last week to school. it was difficult to walk in it; i so didn't pull it off. especially cos i'm petite. lesson learned! i really like your site. it's very informative.

6/06/2006 10:18 AM  
Blogger ingenue said...

love your blog!

last time i wore one was when i was 13! (not to mention my geeky glasses, metal braces and etc.)

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6/06/2006 4:06 PM  
Anonymous kristina _zou said...

Love it , its not what sluttish people would like , its loose fitting and very school girl like very chloe' and marb jacobish.. love it!!!!!!!! Love your blog man lols I wanna create one like dhat too .. one with class. hmmm maybe when im more elegantlols

6/06/2006 8:00 PM  
Blogger Shopaholic D said...

omg, i just bought a dress in this style this past weekend, and didn't even know it was a new trend! it's so cute and it was only $58....i haven't had the chance to take a picture of it, but im planning to post the image this week. i'll have to send my readers to your post! :)

6/06/2006 8:41 PM  
Anonymous Your B-day Present Is Amazing said...

I really like the trend ecspecially the marc jacobs and the chloe however i think it would be extremely difficult to pull off on the street... much less the midwest.. ugh

6/07/2006 1:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

after much study i have decided that the elegant white hermes dress is the coolest by far--the flowing lines, details, fabric--versatile and majorly stylish

6/07/2006 1:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

how about just stopping with trends completely

6/07/2006 6:50 AM  
Anonymous JacobsGirl said...

yay i think ur on the wrong blog "anonymous".. anyway i personally think that the dresses by Sunner Christie aren't that bad, they are the most realistic for day to day wear where as the others are much much more runway

6/07/2006 7:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I really like 99% of your blog...I agree this is in, but I'm not a real fan...I agree the sunner christies are the best.

6/07/2006 11:52 AM  
Anonymous topstylista said...

I WAS KIND OF HOPING DUNGAREES HAD DISAPPEARED FOR GOOD BUT THESE ARE QUITE SVELTE.

6/09/2006 12:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think mark jacobs is doing a burkha's collection which is due out to start mid august. In this one off collection brown is the new pink. Can't wait to see it on video.

6/17/2006 7:05 AM  
Anonymous sharz* said...

i got the guess one. it's very well made and is VERY form fitting, which makes it extra flattering. ;)

7/04/2006 5:36 PM  
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Anonymous Women's Dresses said...

I'm not sure how I feel about these dresses. They're cute, but they don't really seem that stylish to me.

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