5 Best Women’s Work Overalls

These women's work overalls have got you covered on the job or off.

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The History of Overalls

First mass-produced in the late 1800s by companies like Levi Strauss, Jacob Davis and OshKosh B’gosh, bib overalls were mostly worn by farmers, loggers, miners and railroad workers. Bib overalls were predominately manufactured for men until the 1960s. Today, women’s overalls are popular for work and leisure activities.

Why Work in Overalls?

Along with comfort, overalls offer:

  • A one-piece, non-binding fit;
  • Modest coverage when bending and squatting;
  • Durability (usually made of denim, canvas, hemp, etc.).

Things to look for in overalls:

  • A fit that’s loose enough for layering;
  • Women’s cuts and proper inseam lengths;
  • Tool loops and/or utility-minded pockets.
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Best Waterproof Women’s Work Overalls

Grundens Women’s Sedna Fishing Bib Trousers are designed for women who fish. They offer proven protection against rain, spray and slime with a roomy fit. Adjustable suspenders with quick-release clips and a high-cut chest guarantee proper coverage and comfort, while the reflective striping on the leg cuffs ensures high visibility.

One Amazon reviewer, a lifelong commercial fisherwoman in Bristol Bay, Alaska, wrote she often lamented the lack of decent gear for women. “Thanks to Grundens,” she wrote, “I can finally quit whining.”

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Best Plus-Size Women’s Work Overalls

A well-fitting overall for curvier women doesn’t have to be baggy. The Dickies Womens Plus Size Denim Bib Overall with straight-leg silhouette delivers a soft, relaxed and flattering fit.

Touting a traditional carpenter style with functional hammer loop, the patented Scuff Gard heel means the bibs are durable enough for rugged fieldwork and home DIY projects. Made of 100 percent cotton, the overalls are machine washable and come in stonewash and dark indigo denim.

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Best Outdoor Sports Overalls

Venture into the wild in the Berne Women’s Camouflage Insulated Bib Overall. Lined in medium-weight quilted taffeta with heavy-duty brass full-leg zippers covered with outside storm flaps, they provide serious cold- and wind-blockage in a boat, blind or marsh.

Made of 10-ounce cotton duck with a water-repellant finish in a Realtree Edge camo pattern, the durable nylon hem resists wear and tear and the safety leg snaps provide a snug fit.

TractorSupply.com customer Jenn J. sums up these overalls this way: “Comfortable, warm, room for layering, wore them ice fishing in 15-degree weather.”

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Best All-Season Women’s Work Overalls

An easy-wearing and lightweight garment for working outdoors in warm weather, the Patagonia Women’s All Seasons Hemp Canvas Bib Overalls need no breaking in.

With a design based on years of outdoor experience, the double-fabric knees of these overalls add additional durability at high-contact points and open at the bottom to accommodate knee pads. There are two front slash and two utility pockets on the right leg and two drop-in patch pockets on the seat, so there’s always a place for your tools and phone.

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Best Everyday Women’s Work Overalls

Move seamlessly from raking leaves in the front yard to running errands. The Revolt Women’s Juniors Baggy Straight Leg Twill Overalls are the versatile, everyday overalls you’ve been searching for. Made in classic cotton twill, they sport a baggy straight leg with traditional style bib and cargo pockets on both sides.

Amazon reviewer Savannah S. says, “When I’m at work these overalls hold all of my tools, and when I’m not they just look stinkin’ cute — plus they are so comfortable!”

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Toni DeBella
Toni DeBella is a culture and lifestyle writer, reviews expert and DIYer covering everything from pests to pool cabanas to painting. For over a decade, Toni was the owner of a successful faux finishing, mural and children’s furniture business before moving to a career in writing. Her work has appeared in The Telegraph, Fodor’s, Italy Magazine, DK Eyewitness travel guides and others. She lives in a medieval hill town in Italy where her bicycle “Raoul” serves as her primary mode of transportation.