Gabrielle Porcaro
September 19, 2019 9:51 am
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In a very fashion-meets-function moment, coveralls—commonly worn to cover your clothes while performing a dirty job—are making their way from the mechanics’ garage to the street style streets. If you have ever worn a jumpsuit, you know the beauty of one-piece dressing. Slipping on just a single article of clothing makes getting ready in the morning or for a big event a breeze. 

Coveralls, also known as boilersuits, have a baggier, boxier fit compared to jumpsuits. They provide more coverage on top than overalls, and generally have long or short sleeves.

There are different ways to style coveralls. Although they tend to be boxier, they can be sexy. Just check out Zendaya wearing a khaki-colored style on the red carpet a few years back. To make the singular piece a bit different, try belting it, adding some fun accessories, or layering a tank or tee underneath. Mix in different attitudes by pairing with funky cowboy boots or hot stilettos.

Above all else, this article of clothing is comfortable, which is rarely the case with fashion trends. So get out of your safe zone, try something new, and shop our favorites below.

1Carhartt Wildwood Coverall


One way to embrace the trend is to go with the real thing. The true purpose of these coveralls is purely functional, but you can surely find ways to funk this up, or not, depending on the look you hope to achieve.

2The Gap Utility Jumpsuit


Lean into the utility look by going with a neutral shade like khaki. Button it up to the collar and pair with sneakers for a hipster vibe or add some neon or snakeskin accents for a fun, party look.

3Lee Jeans Vintage Modern Union-All


In denim, coveralls are workwear chic. Turn up the sleeves to make the look feel less stiff. Add some brown shoes to embrace the ’70s feel of it all.

4AYR The Space Rocket


Jump into this soft and comfortable style in always flattering black. The fray gives it a relaxed look while the crop allows you to show off your new fall boots or sneakers.

5Madewell Seamed Coverall Jumpsuit


This boilersuit has a super sweet touch that lightens up the whole look. The polka dots on this dark green make this preppy and fun.

6Dickies Flex Temp-iQ Short-Sleeve Coverall


While a mechanic would never choose white, solely because it would be dirty in 0.2 seconds, we love it for fashion’s sake. (Just watch that red wine.) When it gets chilly, layer a thin, black, fitted turtleneck underneath and slip on a pair of black heeled boots.

7Lucky Brand Tie-Front Boilersuit

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Show off your curves, go with a belted style that accentuates your waist. Cuff the hems to show off your ankles when wearing a heel or flat.

8DuluthFlex Fire Hose CoolMax Coverall

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We spotted this sleeveless style, which you don’t usually find in traditional coveralls. Pop the collar, unfasten the first few buttons, add a heel, and you have one sexy date-night look.

9Lacausa Lucky Jumpsuit


Sometimes with these pieces, you need to go big or go home. Pick a strong color, like this red that exudes confidence. If the color seems a bit overwhelming, add a neutral belt and shoes to keep the cherry color the only pop.

10Unpublished Joey Fitted Coverall


This fitted, army green style has elastic along the back and side tabs for if you want to switch up the look by cinching the waist a bit. The straight leg allows you to roll it up or leave down depending on your shoe height.

One-step dressing for fall? We’re totally on board with boilersuits.