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Dungarees on women. Your thoughts please?

(64 Posts)
bluebeanie Mon 09-Feb-15 22:57:08

Just that really. I've noticed them creeping into shops. Would you where them? Could a 31 year old get away with it? They look so comfy! My toddler wears them so well..hmm...(ponders)

ThePortlyPinUp Tue 10-Feb-15 07:00:38

I wear my freddies of pinewood dungarees a lot.

Violetta007 Tue 10-Feb-15 07:02:31

I've seen them on a few and think they suit teens

honeylou42 Tue 10-Feb-15 07:05:15

Ooh no , just the thing for pregnant ladies and toddler's grin

Violetta007 Tue 10-Feb-15 07:09:36

Yes they are like rompa suits in many ways grin

Lweji Tue 10-Feb-15 07:21:18

I'm sure you can get away with it, if you are quite funky, but I wouldn't wear them unless I was gardening or something. Or was 15 again.

InQuiteAPickle Tue 10-Feb-15 07:22:49

They remind me of the early 90s.

Lweji Tue 10-Feb-15 07:28:16

I think you mean the 80s. smile

Becles Tue 10-Feb-15 07:29:32

Unless you have intimate and unrestricted access to a combine harvester, take two large steps back and walk the other way.

TheChickenSituation Tue 10-Feb-15 07:31:24

Unless they are basically a tres chic jumpsuit, I am thinking no.

VixxFace Tue 10-Feb-15 07:45:29


temperamentalamongcorvids Tue 10-Feb-15 07:52:46

Unacceptable on anyone over 16 years old. They come around every few years and it's always the same.

SirChenjin Tue 10-Feb-15 07:55:23

No no no. Teens can just about get away with wearing them, but generally speaking they are better left to young children.

wigfieldrocks Tue 10-Feb-15 07:58:21

No they will never look stylish in anyway.. Even if every fashion blogger in the world says they will they will not. Any adult wearing them will just look like a fashion victim. Pretty much like brightly patterned leggings and shell suits of the early 90's.

Greengardenpixie Tue 10-Feb-15 08:18:25

If you are funky with them yes yes yes!

avocadotoast Tue 10-Feb-15 08:23:46

I really like them. And pinafore dresses. I'm too short to ever get any that fit properly though sad

MrsMarigold Tue 10-Feb-15 08:29:27

I saw this seriously glam pregnant woman last week in dungarees, a fur coat and red lipstick she looked great but it's a hard look to pull off. I thought they had a brief moment about two years ago when Alexa Chung was spotted in them.

mummybare Tue 10-Feb-15 08:31:34

My husband's aunt (I'm guessing late 50s) wore some at Christmas and they looked great. She is one of those effortlessly chic women, though, who looks great in everything, so I offer this anecdote with disclaimers!

TheChickenSituation Tue 10-Feb-15 08:32:00

What are we talking about here ........ not ... denim.....?! shock

AJNH Tue 10-Feb-15 08:34:50

Should only be worn by children! I can't even imagine an adult wearing them hmm

BigPawsBrown Tue 10-Feb-15 08:35:21

I wore a pair of denim dungarees (like cut of shorts) on holiday and to a festival, with one of the clips undone. It was ok but it was 28 then and almost 30 now, so feeling it less...

TheChickenSituation Tue 10-Feb-15 08:46:05

My DH notoriously wore a pair of dungarees to a festival in the 90s. He has never lived it down. Even people who weren't there, and didn't know him at time, take the total piss reminisce about it to this day.

They're a controversial garment, there's no denying it.

MythicalKings Tue 10-Feb-15 08:47:21

Wore jump suits and dungarees in the 60s. Not my finest or most stylish time.

mummybare Tue 10-Feb-15 08:49:09

Yes, Chicken, denim! I'm not sure how she pulled it off; I remember thinking that I would look dreadful in them, but I pro you, she looked fab. She is a very neat person, though. My style is a bit more dishevelled laid back, so I'd probably look like a member of Hayseed Dixie in them...

mummybare Tue 10-Feb-15 08:49:42


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