YES YOU CAN: Look stylish in dungarees

Fashion director Shelly Vella shows you how.

I’ll be honest, I’ve been slow to adopt a pair of dungarees into my wardrobe. But ever since I found my ‘ones’, I’ve not looked back. I’ve gone for a slouchy pair that works for my older, more curvy figure. My advice: try on loads, from scalloped-edged pretty to pastel-toned styles. Then just add a blouse, striped tee or slick knit.

How to look stylish in dungarees

Dress them up

Voluminous sleeves and heels glam up the simplest of dungarees. Image: Manuel Pallhuber, Nabile Quenum/Bl aublut-edition.com

Looser jersey styles are a comfortable way to embrace the trend.

Shirt, £25.99, ZARA

Dungarees, £47.60 (was £59.50), Fat Face

Sunglasses, £125, Lulu Guinness

Bracelet, £495, ChloBo

Bag, £155, Bottle Top

Sandals, £135, Reiss

Play with paler tones

A pretty printed blouse offsets a stylish pastel pair. Top, £95, and dungarees, £185, wyselondon.co.uk. Image: Manuel Pallhuber, Nabile Quenum/Bl aublut-edition.com

Soft shades are perfect for summer; keep accessories complementary.

Top, £24.50 (was £35), Monsoon

Dungarees, £89, Hush

Bag, £198, Boden

Belt, £45, Essentiel Antwerp

Sandals, £40, Schuh

Sunglasses, £220, Mulberry

Stay true blue

Indigo and a breton stripe make a dream team. Image: Manuel Pallhuber, Nabile Quenum/Bl aublut-edition.com

For weekend casual, have fun with prints and denim styles.

Shirt, £120, Toast

Dungarees, £98, Boden

Scarf, £70, Jigsaw

Bag, £17.99, Lemlem x H&M

Sunglasses, £35, Prive Revaux

Sandals, £59, Charles & Keith