Think overalls were left back in the 80s? Think again – they’re back, in miniature.
There’s something playful about overalls. I don’t know if it’s because they remind me of when I was a child in the 1980s, or it’s just the freedom of a single piece of clothing. Either way, this overall revival for kids is right on the money.
I love the story behind the Overall Baby brand, which is based in the US. Jenny Kim, chief overall maker at Overall Baby, used to work for a work wear company, which manufactured overalls. She combined her insider know-how with her passion for print design, and started Overall Baby in 2006.
The brand has expanded over the years and now includes a line of infant and toddler overalls as well as long, short and skirt varieties, in a huge amount of prints. All of the overalls are handmade in New York, and the brand is slowly but surely expanding internationally.
The sizes range from babies right through to older toddlers, and the prints are always changing. There’s a great versatility in a set of overalls for kids. In summer they’re perfect as a sleeveless option, but in the cooler months the additions of a tee, or a long sleeved top and tights means they’re still wearable.
The prices of the overalls range from around $40 to about $60, and can be purchased direct from Overall Baby, which delivers to Australia.