We’re constantly on the hunt for that new denim look that both adds something to our ever-growing arsenal and is totally transformable when it comes to dressing it up and down, depending on where we want to wear it. We’ve spent the better part of the past year stocking our wardrobes with overalls and skirts alike, so this newest addition to our summer wardrobes seems like the perfect union between the two. Meet the denim overall skirt—or dress, as it were. With the charm of your favorite pair of childhood overalls and the slightly more elevated appeal of a skirt or dress look, this denim favorite will quickly become a staple when it comes to seasonal staples.
The perfect denim overall dress will be mini in shape and slightly boxy with a playful silhouette that’s equal parts slouchy and sophisticated. We love the classic look with a front pocket and copper-button straps, but we’re also equally enthralled with more jumpsuit- and romper-inspired looks that tend to be a little more covered and shift-like in appeal.
When we can swing it, we wear our overall skirts with no other layer at all, but most require a little something underneath to avoid any unwanted wardrobe malfunctions. For those styles, we experiment with everything from striped knits to lace bralettes; chunky sweaters and thin cotton tees alike. In short: While it took us a little while to find this gem, we’re currently unsure as to how we managed so long without at least a few denim overall skirts in rotation. No longer, though, and we’re sharing our favorites with you. Shop the below 20 styles and get a jump-start on the trend that’s about to take over this summer.