Grown Up Denim Dungarees

Style Theory: Dungarees are slowly (slowly) becoming an acceptable garment for a 'grown up' to wear and since I have worn my black H&M non stop I thought I would dive into it a little further with blue denim dungarees..

Denim dungarees can be tricky, they are slightly harder to wear than the black tailored version as they can veer towards the Huckleberry Finn look fairly easily. I wanted to style these Asos ones with a grown up twist to hopefully avoid the overgrown baby look, so I paired them with a denim shirt, my trusty navy Zara blazer and sandals. They are, I agree, a complete love them or hate them item, I kinda love them as they are so comfortable (I love having no waistband digging in to my stomach) and pretty versatile. They look just as good with trainers as with heels. The wide leg look ticks this season 70s trend but does need to be worn with heels so as to elongate my legs.


These are from Asos and have a rather large (really bad on me) rip across the thigh. In my opinion it is completely unneccassary and will be patched up when I have a second to no.1) read SusieSoSo's guide to patching up jeans (Sue is seriously amazing at tips and tricks and finding fab high street finds) and then secondly getting my needle and thread out and do it.
Shirt: H&M
Blazer: Zara
Bag: H&M
Sandals: H&M
These are a most definitely a "flash trend', they have been bubbling around for the last few years with the trend really coming to the fore this year but I do not see it having much longevity so I would buy non-expensive and wear lots now.

Here are my favourites from the high street now:
Moto Boyfriend Dungarees £48
A fairly baggy slouchy dungaree, would look fab with a tailored shirt and heels.
LA Redoute Boyfriend Dungarees £59
These are a really soft, comfortable, light denim with a little stretch. Perfect for summer holidays, wear with a vest top and sliders for a cool, laid back look.
Asos Denim Full Length Dungaree £45
The description of these state that they are 'full length' but they look ankle length to me. These will be a flattering dungaree as they are a neat fit with a slim leg.
Mango Denim Dungarees via Asos £54.99
The plain styling at the front of these dungarees will flatter, as with all clothing it is a matter of trying on different styles of dungarees to see which ones are cut right for your body shape.
Asos Denim Dungaree with thigh rip £45
These are my dungarees in the photos above, at 5ft2 these are the perfect length with heels for me (if a teeny bit long) They fit true to size and are super comfy, just need to patch up that rip!

Are you in the love them or hate them camp? Have you divulged in the dungaree trend as yet? I must admit I have tried on so many pairs to find a pair that fit me properly, some are too long on the body, too tight, too loose on the leg so if you are wanting some try, try and try again with different styles you will find your perfect pair!

I would love to hear your thoughts and comments, I read everyone and really love hearing your opinions. Until next time Frances xx

20 comments:

  1. These look really fab on you - I'm not sure I'd achieve quite the same level of coolness given my terrible experience with jumpsuits (long body = camel toe!) but I might try some on...at worst it will be an amusing reflection in the changing mirror! x

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    1. Thanks so much Kate, I promise you they are all made so different that you will find a pair to suit your body shape. I have had some jumpsuit shockers too! Xx

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  2. I like them and have the H&M black ones as well. Tried the ecru ones but they're not as good.

    Those ASOS ones are nice but agree about the thigh rip. Why?

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    1. The black ones h&m ones are fab aren't they? Must admit I tried the ecru ones but they just didn't fit me. I know why oh why the thigh rip?! Xx

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  3. You look fab in them, they really suit you. That thigh rib is high isn't? Get some tips from Sue and a patch will look very cool. I am not going to go with dungarees, I just think I would look silly, not as cool as you Fran. xx

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    1. Completely the thigh rip is probably at the least flattering place ever!! You would so look good in dungarees AnnMarie but you have amazing style anyway!xxx

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  4. I feel as I'm the only person in the world without dungarees. I love them but maybe not on me (although haven't even tried them yet). It's a funny place for a rip isn't it - love how you've covered it over with your bag lol. Rip aside, you look amazing xx

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    1. Ha, massively obviously strategic placing of the bag to cover unattractive bulging thigh!! Try a pair of black Dungers Donna I reckon you will be converted before you know it! Xx

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  5. You definitely pull these off - I won't be touching this trend with a barge pole though. I like your wider legged pair here, some of the dugarees I've seen online/in magazines are just awful.

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    1. Thanks so much, I like the wider leg too and I completely agree they are a marmite item! Xx

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  6. Love the flare style for dungarees, they definitely look less grown-up in kids clothes. The rip would put me off too, it doesn't look good on the model even.

    Sue's jean patching is great. I have just added another patch to a pair of boyfriend jeans.

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    1. It is a bit rubbish having a rip but I really like the flare so will keep them and patch them up. Sue is fab isn't she I love her style and tips! Xx

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  7. These look amazing on you.....I love the idea of them but I'm not sure I could pull them off as well as you! Love the way you have styled them Frances, they look perfect! xx

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    1. Thanks so much Michelle and you sooooo could pull them off, you look great in everything! Xx

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  8. I think you do the dungarees so well and without looking twee or anything. You make them very stylish and I love that these are the flared style. I didn't realise those dungarees had a thigh rip in them from the Instagram pic but I know which ones they are now from ASOS as I've spotted them in the past. But yes, a knee rip is one thing but a thigh rip might be a little more difficult to manage. If you're going to patch them, I would say patch them from the inside to make it more invisible. If I lived closer, I'd do it for you :)

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    1. Sue I will be emailing you for how to do it without botching it up... Wish you lived closer!! Xxx

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  10. You look great in them. I'm very much in the no camp, but you might have changed my mind. Like you said try on lots of pair, I might just find the perfect pair. x

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  11. It's definitely love from me, but the dungarees just don't love me back! I've bought and returned numerous pairs (I only blogged one pair and after that it was just getting boring/depressing/all-round hideous!!), but I'm just too broad in the hips to get the sizing right - if they fit my bum, they're hanging off my top half.

    I think the way you have styled yours here is perfect, that second photograph is just fabulous! xx

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  12. WOW - simply stunning and totally inspired to jazz up my boring black ones!

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