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The Return Of The Overall Dress Means Your Childhood Fashion Is So Back

There's something special about being a kid, and the overall dress trend's edgy-cool revival is making our inner wild-child's dreams come true. Whether it's styled with cool collars or edgy tees, see how brands are giving the strappy pinafore dress trend a totally modern twist. Believe us when we say you'll be rocking tomboy chic all season long.

Free People Corduroy Overall Dress

red corduroy overall dress

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Corduroy might have been the name of our favorite childhood bear, but it also happens to be one of our favorite fall fabrics. Add a bit of pep to your everyday look with this cute and oh-so-classic corduroy pinafore dress that blends the best of boho and rock 'n' roll.

Get it! Free People Canyonlands Corduroy Pinafore Dress, Nordstrom, $68

Photo: Nordstrom

UO Faux Leather Overall Dress

orange faux leather overall dress

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As a kid, we stuffed our pockets with everything from snacks to stickers. And though we might not be filling our pockets with crayons, our love for pouch pockets are still just as real. This faux leather pinafore dress blends an effortlessly cool edge with a retro twist, and the zip close back and roomy front pockets makes it a staple for stylish women on-the-go.

Get it! UO Faux Leather Square-Neck Pinafore Dress, Urban Outfitters, $79

Photo: Urban Outfitters

Forever 21 Denim Overall Dress

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The denim overall dress is a classic, and picking a style with contrast top stitching adds the easiest hint of edge. Pairing the mini dress style with some sheer—or even your favorite band tee—will give your favorite childhood look an adult upgrade.

Get it! Contrast-Stitched Denim Overall Dress, Forever 21, $29.90

Photo: Forever 21

H&M Bib Overall Dress

button front black overall dress

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Everyone's rocking a button front dress, and it turns out the trend is carrying over to our overalls, too. The gently fitted bib style dress features wide, adjustable shoulder straps, patch front pockets, and up-the-front buttons to bring one of the summer's hottest trends to our autumn weather wardrobe.

Get it! H&M Bib Overall Dress, H&M, $34.99

Photo: H&M

Zara Plaid Overall Dress

plaid overall dress

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We're all about plaid and pleats—and we promise it doesn't have to feel like you're rocking a school uniform. Picking a style with wide straps, a square neckline, and '70s-inspired shades will ensure you're bringing the trend from playground-ready to Insta-ready in the best possible way.

Get it! Plaid Overall Dress, Zara, $49.90

 

Photo: Zara

Forever 21 Camo Overall Dress

forever 21 overall dress plus size camo print

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We haven't played with little green army men since our Toy Story loving days, but we have a special place in our heart for camo. Not to mention, the edgy print makes for a stylish overall dress. Pair it with a punchy pattern to give the already bold look a little extra bite.

Get it! Plus Size Camo Denim Overall Mini Dress, Forever 21, $24.90

Photo: Forever 21

UO Denim Apron Dress

denim overall dress with apron dress details

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There's just something about strappy dresses that we can't get enough of. The apron neckline and thin, cross-back shoulder straps prove that even the simplest of styles can be seriously standout. For fall, this style naturally turns into an overall dress when you add a cozy layer beneath.

Get it! Urban Renewal Remnamts Denim Apron Dress, Urban Outfitters, $59

 

Photo: Urban Outfitters

Monki Check Overall Dress

Plaid overall dress in red

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We may have embraced checkered as a child, but the super-fun style doesn't have to be totally preppy to be chic. This Monki overall dress is proving it's hip to be square, with its square neckline and checkered design coming to life with a '90s-vibing color palette that feels so Cher Horowitz—in the chicest way.

Get it! Monki Check Overall Dress, Asos, $48

 

Photo: Asos

Modcloth Overall Winner Jumper

floral overall dress in blue and yellow

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Throw it back to the days of dressing up like royalty by picking an overall dress as magical as any and every dress-up gown. Picking a feminine floral pattern with a high-waisted silhouette proves to be a sartorial look that'll leave you looking—and feeling—like a princess.

Get it! Overall Winner Jumper, Modcloth, $65

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H&M Zip-Up Overall Dress

zip up black overall dress

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Suede, zippers, and suspenders, oh my! From the velvety texture to the '90s circle-pull zipper-front detailing, this overall dress is a simple-yet-stylish wardrobe staple that you can easily transition from warm weather to cool. Whether it's with a tee or a turtleneck, you'll be feeling like the coolest kid—er, adult—on the block in no time at all.

Get it! Bib Overall Dress, H&M, $34.99

 

Photo: H&M

Opening Ceremony Black Overall Dress

black overall dress with hardware details

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Channel your inner rockstar with this black overall dress with utalitarian details that gritty as it is girly. Pair it with a band tee and your favorite patterned boots for a look as badass as you are, babe.

Get it! Opening Ceremony William Buckled Stretch-Cady Mini Dress, Net-a-Porter, $425

Photo: Net-a-Porter

Asos Design Denim Overall Dress

denim overall dress in plus size

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In the words of Taylor Swift, that classic look will never go out of style. A simple, vintage wash denim overall dress gives us some serious daytime inspiration. Pair it with a striped tee, lightweight sweater, or even an off-the-shoulder blouse. You'll look darling no matter what.

Get it! Asos Design Curve Denim Overall Dress, Asos, $56

 

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