If the online shopping forecasts 🔮 are all in order, overall dresses are going to be yuuuuuge this spring. Street style stars have made the strappy frock an all-seasons layering staple, pairing it with everything from band tees to turtlenecks to prissy white button-ups and peter-pan collars. Ahead, a dozen different takes on the overall dress plus cues on how to style it.
A Brit-inspired houndstooth jumper that looks ideal paired with neutral colors like black and white.
Houndstooth Pinafore Dress, $30; mango.com.
A longer, more streamlined version of the denim overall dress, with unfussy distressed details.
Denim Bib Overall Dress, $50;hm.com.
A blue velvet version with the slip-on snatch straps of your childhood.
Moto Velvet Pinafore Dress, $75; topshop.com.
An extra spring-ified midi dress in sweet polka dots to wear with tees and sneakers on the weekend.
Monki Polka Dot Denim Pinafore Dress, $43; asos.com.
An option with chunky straps to pair with band tees and light turtlenecks when it's breezy.
Jumbo Rib D-Ring Pinafore Dress, $16; boohoo.com.
An extra-luxe suede version that even if you're only window shopping for now, you can replicate for less.
Coach Suede Pinafore Dress, $995; mytheresa.com.
*Or* you could seek out a less literal "pinafore dress," that's a little more stylized with a a chic apron bodice. See this Chanel-esque black flecked fabric dress with ring hardware details.
Shiny Pinafore Dress, $40; zara.com.
A ruffled pinafore dress with extra long straps that hit your waist, like suspenders. They look especially sophisticated with light sweaters and white tees.
Jumper with Ruffles, $50; hm.com.
A pretty new option for work that you can layer over button-up shirts and extravagant sleeves for added effect.
Ruffled Pinafore Dress, $60; mango.com.
A shift-style pinafore dress that reimagines straps as lacy ribbons.
Stylenanda Pinafore Shift Dress, $83; asos.com.