Denim has become as synonymous with the start of a new year as sequins are to December. Maybe it’s the January blues link or just because sales still dominate the High Street and not much new is launched so attention is reverted back to the classics. Working in magazines denim was always on the January/February fashion shoot list alongside fitness clothing and knitwear. That’s not to say it’s a bad thing, denim is so versatile be it in shirt, skirt or jean form and every wardrobe should contain some. Even if you are not a huge fan you probably own a pair of jeans, a good pair are worth their weight in gold, I own a pair or 4 too many. However, despite being a huge denim fan and the owner of dungarees I would not have called myself an avid wearer of them until now…
Step forward this pair from White Stuff – made from the stretchiest, softest denim. The cut is fitted but not skin tight and the hip level waist band is perfect as I am still searching for my waist since having Daisy! In dark denim to disguise lumps and bumps and falling at the ankle with or without a turn up these dungarees have changed my opinion on the denim onesie.
Now naysayers at this point will be quick to highlight the pitfalls of a dungaree or jumpsuit (clue: it involves the toilet) but let’s be frank as a mummy going to the loo either doesn’t occur or is a moment shared with your little angel anyway. That said, without going into detail, I can vouch that these undo with ease. It’s also worth noting that as someone with a longer body than legs the lengthy top half is also a bonus.
I’ve paired it with trainers and my favourite It knit from Marks & Spencer to dress it up slightly but I also plan to team it with a breton (another obsession of mine) and boots in the future. They are definitely smart enough to wear out out should the occasion ever present itself!
The bottom line is if you are looking for an item that will work hard for your wardrobe and is comfortable too I strongly recommend you give the humble dungaree a go…