How to Wear Overalls with One Strap

While most women often wear them with both straps buttoned, knowing how to wear overalls with one strap can help you create so many more outfits with different combinations.

Overalls are a great clothing item that has not lost their popularity due to their chicness, comfortability, and ability to be transformed into many outfits and styles.

Plus they can be worn in very many ways, which makes them the perfect clothing items because they save a lot of time thinking about different outfits and a lot of space.

How to Wear Overalls with One Strap

Do you want to know how to wear overalls with one strap? Continue reading to find the following ways:

  1. When to wear overalls with one strap?
  2. Why should you wear overalls with one strap?
  3. What do you do with the extra strap-on overalls?
  4. How to hide the other overalls strap?
  5. How to wear overalls fashionably?
  6. How to wear overalls as pants?

When to Wear Overalls with One Strap?

What is great about overalls is the neutrality and ability to disguise and blend in with the type of event. This is what makes them a great choice.

They can be worn to parties, festivals, when you go shopping when you go on a date, and on many other occasions. You just need to know how to dress them up according to the occasion.

For example, for a festival, I would choose a pair of washed overalls, for a more vintage look, a pair of ankle boots or cowboy boots, a t-shirt or a sweater, according to the season, and a wide-brim fedora hat.

Add some accessories, such as a backpack, a necklace, and some rings and you have the perfect outfit for a festival: cool, hip, effortless, casual, and comfortable.

If you want a more formal outfit, choose a pair of overalls that have a cigarette type of pants and add a peasant top or a more elegant blouse.

To this, you can add a pair of high heels or a pair of flats; just remember to roll up the end of the pants to show some skin.

You can go with a headband or some hair clips as hair accessories, for a little sparkle.

Why Should You Wear Overalls with One Strap?

Overalls are great because they can be worn with so many clothing items and in so many ways. One of my favorite ways is with one strap loose.

This means that you only close one strap and you let the other side loose. You create such an effortless, laid-back attitude.

However, besides just wanting to look cool, you may decide to wear overalls with one strap for another reason.

For example, if you have a really nice t-shirt that has a logo on the right side and you want to make it visible, you may decide to not buckle that right strap, letting it loose and showing your t-shirt’s embroidery.

Another reason would be a tattoo. Tattoos are such personal and important elements that we want to show to everyone around us since they mean so much to us.

Thus, choosing to wear a tube top and unlatching a strap in order to show a tattoo on the collarbone may be another reason why you should wear overalls with one strap.

Just remember to avoid stacking too many items if you button only one strap and to pull your hair back into a tight bun or ponytail if you’re concerned about seeming unattended.

What Do You Do with the Extra Strap on Overalls?

You have decided to go for the laid-back vibe that the overall with one strap brings and to unbutton that strap.

However, now you might be wondering what you should do with the extra strap that you have. Should you leave it like that? Should you hide it?

In this case, you would have two alternatives: either tuck it in or let it loose. To tuck it in means to stick the strap inside the overall.

This will create a cleaner aspect, but you will still have the relaxed look you are looking for.

The other option available would be to just let it loose. In this way, you will have an effortless, casual look that gives out a relaxed vibe.

Nevertheless, no matter what you decide to do with the extra strap, try this type of outfit and be sure to play around with the strap; maybe you will even find new ideas.

Be sure to consider this way of wearing your overalls. Play around with it and see what you find; maybe your straps are detachable and you can take it out completely.

How to Hide the Other Overalls Strap?

I know that you love the vibe and look that one strap buttoned offers, but it is sometimes annoying to find ways of hiding the one that is unstrapped. I found two ways to hide them and I want to share them with you.

First, you have the easiest choice, which would be to tuck it inside the pants. In this way, you get rid of the strap and you also match the design on the front side in the back.

However, make sure that the button of the strap cannot be seen through the pants. Otherwise, you will have an unpleasant and uncomfortable look, especially when you sit down.

The other idea would be to throw on a layer. This means that you would unbutton the second strap and let it loose.

On top of that, you can throw a jacket or a cardigan. You will still be able to see the front part, with the bib top buttoned on one side, but the back will be covered.

You can also throw a backpack on your back, which will again be able to cover some part of it.

How to Wear Overalls Fashionably?

Many women tend to run away from overalls because they don’t find them attractive or they don’t think they can be styled.

However, that is not true at all. Given the right accessories, overalls can turn into such a fashionable item.

First of all, you have to keep in mind that overalls do bring a simple, casual vibe to the table, so in order to make them fashionable, you have to know what items to add.

I would advise you to stay away from caps, hoodies, and sports sneakers if you are looking for a more stylish outfit and to go more toward the formal range.

With a pair of stilettos, an elegant blouse, made from silk or similar, flowy material, and an elegant hat, such as a boater, a fedora, or even a beret, you can create a stylish, chic, feminine, and beautiful outfit that would be perfect for a more relaxed dinner party.

If you still think that this combination is too simple, add more accessories, such as a necklace, and some rings, for a little bit of sparkle.

You will not be able to turn the overalls into an elegant dress, but you will be able to create a stylish and fashionable outfit if you choose the correct items.

How to Wear Overalls as Pants?

Women love nothing more than clothing items that can be worn in multiple ways. This saves you a lot of space in the closet because you can style one item in more ways.

The same thing applies to overalls. If you know how to play with the fabric, you can turn a pair of overalls into pants.

You should take into account that there are multiple types of overalls. For example, with some overalls, you can remove the bib top from the pants altogether because they have buttons.

In this case, turning overalls into pants is quite easy.

Another way to do so would be to put your top over the bib top, making it look like you have pants on.

However, this technique works only with oversized tops, such as hoodies, sweatshirts, and so on. Adding a tank top over the bib top would not look good.

Another way to do this is to belt the waist and have the bib down, over the pants, if you want to create a bulky look.

To this, you can add a t-shirt or a sweatshirt and some accessories if you think the outfit is too baggy.


I hope these overalls with one-strap outfits and styles will become useful next time you are uncertain how to play around with your overalls to make them look more stylish and elegant.

Play around with the bib top and the straps and find new ways to hide or new ways to make them stand out.

Take advantage of the fact that overalls are loose and combine them with more oversized tops if you are looking for a baggy look, with a laid-back attitude.

Don’t be afraid to accessorize if you want to transform the simple overall into a more elegant one.

Just remember to play around with colors and materials until you find one that suits your personality and style. The rest would fall right into place.

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