OOTD // Dungarees
I think the last time I wore dungarees, I was about 3. I still remember this dark green cord pair I had. Oh, the 90s! I've toyed with the idea of trying a pair out for the past few years, and tested the waters with a couple of dungaree style dresses (here and here), but I've left it until now to go the whole hog. I saw this gorgeous black pair and I just couldn't resist giving it a go. Man, I wish I'd done it earlier!
Top: Primark (similar here)
Bag: Peacocks (similar here)
I stumbled upon this pair of dungarees on H&M (now sold out unfortunately) and my initial response was H&M? ABORT! ABORT! but I just couldn't get them out of my mind. Eventually I figured I might as well order them and then I could always return them if necessary. I know from experience that H&M are terrible for sizing and I'd never worn anything from their plus size range so I was a little unsure about what size to go for. Usually for trousers I'd buy a 20 but I decided to go up three sizes. There was no particular reason why- I just took a punt. Fortunately my instincts were correct as they fit absolutely perfectly! The material is slightly stretchy so it's super comfortable and I don't feel squished (although I do struggle looping the straps over my back as I have short arms. Instead I have to throw them over my shoulder and hit myself in the head about 80% of the time).
Once I'd tried on the dungarees and was satisfied that I didn't look like Tweedledee, my next dilemma was deciding what the hell do I wear on my feet? Usually I'm a ballet flats kinda girl but I'm not sure they work so well with dungarees. After consulting Twitter, I settled on classic black Converse which worked brilliantly.
The great thing about plain black dungarees is that I don't really need to think about what top to wear underneath since pretty much anything goes. This long sleeved grey striped top is from Primark, but I've also worn them with a black and white crop top and a simple polo neck. With my padded black backpack from Peacocks to hold my stuff, I was good to go!
I'm so glad I finally decided to try dungarees. I feel so cute in them and they are insanely comfortable. Is it excessive to have a whole wardrobe of different dungarees?
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