Everyone From J.Lo to Our Editors Is Wearing This "Old" Denim Trend

Picture the scene. The weekend has finally arrived, and after a week of early starts and dressing for work, all you want to pull on is the easiest outfit your wardrobe can supply, so chances are you reach for your favourite pair of jeans. Whether you move with the trends and favour a high-waisted straight-leg style or have stayed loyal to super-slim skinnies, it's understandable if you're a little bit fatigued with the year-round staple. After all, they are on call for every occasion. 

Whatever the fashion dilemma, denim is a reliable go-to, but as summer has come around and autumn is on the horizon, you might be looking for a way to refresh your humble jeans. So what if I were to tell you that one of the most popular denim styles of the '90s—dungarees—is making a strong comeback? It never really went away, but there's a new wave of dungarees that are influencer, editor and A-list approved. 


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When Who What Wear's affiliate editor, Emily Dawes, came into the office in Mango's striped dungarees, I immediately thought of outfits I'd started to see popping up on some of the chicest women on Instagram, and so my interest was piqued. Notably, Jennifer Lopez is also on the list of certified dungaree fans, as not only has she been spotted out in the denim style on at least four occasions (as well as in this pair of tailored Brunello Cuccinelli overalls), but she was also pictured out in L.A. a couple of months ago in a simple two-piece outfit consisting of a white T-shirt and black overalls—a good reminder that this easy, zero-effort uniform is perfect for busy days when you're in a rush.


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Style Notes: Deborah shows how a wide-legged, cropped pair can be dressed up with heels and a tailored shirt. 


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Style Notes: Dina's low-key weekend look is casual-cool. A white T-shirt really is one of the most versatile pieces in any closet.


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Style Notes: Pernille also selected a pinstriped pair and wore them with a baggy tee and chunky sandals. Do we spy a new Scandi-girl uniform? 


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Style Notes: Just when we thought we'd seen all the ways to wear a blazer, Hannah's made her overalls business-casual with a boxy black jacket. 

Inspired by how easily this effortless, on-the-go outfit will work in any wardrobe, we've rounded up 20 of the best dungarees to buy now and save you time outfit planning later. 


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Remy Farrell
Fashion Editor

Remy Farrell is a London-based shopping editor with nearly 10 years of editorial experience covering fashion, beauty and lifestyle. After graduating with a journalism degree and working on the editorial and fashion teams for titles such as Grazia, Elle, Cosmopolitan and British Vogue, she moved into the luxury e-commerce sector, working as fashion assistant at TheOutnet.com styling for the social media channels and helping to develop the collections for the in-house brand Iris & Ink. After expanding an assisting and styling portfolio that includes shooting talent such as Gigi Hadid, Victoria Beckham and Miquita Oliver, she also branched out into beauty, creating tried-and-tested reviews and diverse beauty content.In her role as shopping editor at Who What Wear, Remy is interested in discovering new and exciting brands to share with the Who What Wear readership and particularly loves uncovering hidden gems at affordable prices to make shopping accessible to everyone.Born and raised in Sheffield, Yorkshire, Remy moved to London in 2014 and lives in the Docklands with her partner and pug Billie.