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Best dungarees for women: stylish and flattering options to add to your wardrobe

Comfy, stylish and versatile. Dungarees can be dressed up with a statement blouse or down with a simple tee. We round up the perfect pairs to add to your wardrobe this year.   

By Kelly Rose Bradford | Last updated May 1, 2022

Best dungarees

Dungarees can be a little bit Marmite – you either love them and consider them a perfect alternative to leggings or jeans for everyday wear, or hate them and think they're the preserve of kids' TV presenters. If you're a fan then you'll enjoy our roundup of this year's best buys and if you loathe them, well, prepare to have your mind changed!

If you haven't worn dungarees since you were at primary school, then you might need some convincing. We're here to tell you that they're a practical, stylish and versatile alternative to trousers, and a great go-to to have in your wardrobe. From fitted workwear options to slouchy pairs to slip on at home (and some dungas-to-wear-with-a-nice-top recommendations to boot), we've narrowed down the best dungarees to buy this year, as rated by women on the Mumsnet forums. 

Here are the best women's dungarees.

1. Best overall dungarees: Fat Face Lewes Dungarees

Fat Face dungarees

Price: £60 | Buy now from Fat Face

"I’ve been converted over lockdown. Mine are Fat Face Lewes (size down)" - tried and tested by Mumsnet user, thinkle

Dungaree fans love the Lewes style from Fat Face for its comfortable design, amazing cut and ability to look good wash after wash. Definitely at the stylish end of the dungaree spectrum, they offer a hugely flattering fit (with stretch!) and we can see why these have replaced jeans for so many denim lovers. 

Key specs

  • Material: 98% cotton, 2% elastane
  • Size range: 6-22, three leg lengths

2. Best budget dungarees: Acrawnni Women's Dungarees

Amazon dungarees

Price: £14 | Buy now from Amazon

A bargain price, great reviews, and myriad colour and print options make this pair our favourite budget pick. Perfect for long lazy days in the garden or on holiday, they feature wide straps with button fastenings so you don't have to wear anything underneath if you don’t want to. Made from lightweight drip dry cotton, you can get away with not ironing these, especially if you opt for a bright print. 

Key specs

  • Material: Cotton
  • Size range: Small to 5XL

3. Best denim dungarees: Run and Fly carpenter style

Run and Fly dungarees

Price: £44 | Buy now from Amazon

"I have dozens of Run and Fly dungarees and they are the most comfortable items of clothing in the world" - recommended by Mumsnet user, ShowOfHands

These Run and Fly denim dungas cleverly combine a loose fit with a structured-rather-than-baggy look. They tick all the boxes when it comes to comfy, on-trend dressing. They're are a design classic cut-wise, and can be styled so many ways and worn in all seasons. Large back pockets, side straps and enough leg length for a turn up add to the appeal.

Key specs

  • Material: 100% cotton
  • Size range: XS to XXL

4. Best black dungarees: Jessa Black Denim Dungarees

Toast dungarees

Price: £150 | Buy now from Toast

"Love the Toast ones. Get your actual size though, not smaller, they need to hang a bit to really work" - recommended by Mumsnet user, PersonaNonGarter

Yes, these Jessa dungarees from Toast are on the spendy side, but the cut and fabric are second to none. And they wash and wear very well. Although one Mumsnetter recommends buying your actual size for a good hang, some other purchasers say they come up large, and that they downsized for a perfect fit. Some taller ladies also found them a little short in the leg, but overall, they offer brilliant quality and bags of style.

Key specs

  • Material: 98% cotton, 2% elastane
  • Size range: 8 to 18

5. Best baggy dungarees: YesNo Casual Dungarees

YesNo dungarees

Price: £15 | Buy now from Amazon

"I ended up getting the other style from YESNO on Amazon. They are really good and much better quality than other stuff I've had off there. And 100% cotton!" - tried and tested by Mumsnet user, vera16

"I got these from Amazon in an xl and I’m a 16. They are fine for the price" - recommended by Mumsnet user, Squidwardrules

For easy dressing on hot summer days, dungarees don’t get more bargainous, comfortable or appealing than this baggy, wide leg, spaghetti strap pair from Amazon. There are 16 colours to choose from, including some jazzy prints, and the cotton has a linen-look to it. There are two side pockets and small slits to the ankles. Great with a fitted tee or a crop top, or even to pull on as a beach cover up over a swimming costume. 

Key specs

  • Material: 100% cotton
  • Size range: Small to 5XL

6. Best maternity dungarees: Style Dome Women's Dungarees

Style Dome dungarees

Price: £18 | Buy now from Amazon

Looking for something comfy, breathable and easy to slip on during pregnancy? This simple pair from Style Dome is just the ticket. The generous sizing should see you through all trimesters and the tie straps make them a cinch to adjust (and breastfeeding-friendly). There are 25+ colours to choose from. We like this dark blue pair as it has a denim look without the restrictive feel that can come from wearing jeans. 

Key specs

  • Material: 100% cotton
  • Size range: Small to 5XL

7. Best comfy dungarees: Boden Girlfriend Dungarees

Boden Girlfriend dungarees

Price: £98 | Buy now from Boden

"The only thing I have ever bought from Boden is a pair of slim fit black dungarees, which I saw on a blog and loved" - recommended by Mumsnet user, Judydreamsofhorses

These Girlfriend dungas from Boden come in six colourways, and are made from a good quality cotton with one percent elastane for an excellent fit. They're definitely a versatile pair, and would look smart with a statement blouse underneath or casual worn with a Breton top or a roll neck sweater. A great pair for those who like the idea of dungarees, but don’t want a slouchy pair.

Key specs

  • Material: 99% cotton, 1% elastane
  • Size range: 6-20

8. Best cord dungarees: Lucy & Yak Organic Corduroy Dungarees

Lucy & Yak Organic Corduroy Dungarees

Price: £56 | Buy now from Lucy & Yak

"Lucy and yak. Best dungarees ever!" - recommended by Mumsnet user, Waveafterwaveslowlydrifting

Every dungaree wearer raves about Lucy & Yak, and the brand's vast range of dungas span a huge array of prints, colours, styles and finishes. These organic corduroy dungarees are cut to their original design, and offer a slightly over-sized, unisex finish. Adjustable tie straps rather than clips mean you get the perfect fit around the chest. Ideal for breastfeeding and to wear during pregnancy, too. 

Key specs

  • Material: 98% organic cotton, 2% elastane
  • Size range: 6-30, longer/shorter leg lengths

9. Best lightweight dungarees: Daphne Jersey Dungarees

Daphne Jersey Dungarees

Price: £55 | Buy now from White Stuff

If you're over loungewear but want to dress comfortably on laid-back days at home or when pootling around town, invest in some supersoft jersey dungarees instead. These White Stuff jersey ‘rees have cuffed ankles and a drawstring waist, so they're stylish rather than slobby, and you can adjust the fit and leg length depending on how you like to wear them. There's a good strap width for a soft fabric pair, too, so they won’t keep slipping off your shoulders. 

Key specs

  • Material: 100% cotton
  • Size range: 6-22

10. Best print dungarees: Turtle Dove Leopard Print Rib Long Dungarees

Turtle Dove Leopard Print Rib Long Dungarees

Price: £35 | Buy now from Turtle Dove London

"Turtle Dove - v. soft and much more useful than I thought" - recommended by Mumsnet user, movinghelprequired

"Just ordered these last week and they are very comfy. Material is very soft too" - tried and tested by Mumsnet user, princesseggo

If you want to make a statement in your dungarees, then this leopard print pair from Turtle Dove ticks every box. Team with a black or white t-shirt and a slick of red lipstick for instant dunga-glamour, or pull them on over a body or a crop top for easy styling. This pair features a racer back and cute wood effect buttons on the front bib. The legs are designed to be rolled, so you can get a good fit and an appropriate length whatever your height or choice of footwear. 

Key specs

  • Material: GOTS certified organic cotton
  • Size range: Size 1 fits up to UK size 12, Size 2 fits UK sizes 12/14 - 16/18

Are dungarees still in fashion?

Dungarees are huge again this year, and have been for quite a while. Where once it may have been difficult to buy pairs that weren't cut from denim, there's a huge variety of fabrics on offer now, including soft jersey and organic lightweight cotton. Check out different leg styles (straight, baggy, slim, cropped) to find a pair to suit your style and shape. 

Are dungarees flattering?

There's a style of dungaree for everyone, regardless of size or height. It's all about getting the proportions right and adjusting the straps for a good fit. Don’t be put off if the first pair you try make you want to run for the hills – try on loads of different styles until you find the ones that are perfect for you.

What do you wear under dungarees?

Dungas are SO versatile, and there aren't many styles of top that you can't wear underneath, as long as they are fairly low-bulk. Dress them up with a blouse with an exaggerated collar or balloon sleeves, stay warm with skinny ribs or hit the beach with them over your cossie!

What are the best women’s dungarees to buy in the UK?

All the items we assessed had huge selling points but the sheer variety (size, fabric, colour) of dungarees offered by Lucy & Yak really set them apart. It's an ethical brand, too, which made it easier to select the Lucy & Yak corduroy dungarees our favourite overall pick. 

How we chose our recommendations

Because we know that there’s nothing like a real recommendation from a real parent, we first headed to the Mumsnet forums to find out which dungarees Mumsnet users had bought. We checked out the styles and brands they recommended for being stylish, comfy and well made, as well as offering a good range of sizes. We then did some research across the wider web, looking at which women’s dungarees had won accolades or been featured in ‘best buy’ lists across websites and print media, and what customer reviews said about them.

Having collated all that information, we picked the top women’s dungarees we thought would make the best buys.

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