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Would You Wear… A Pinafore Dress?


Pinafore dress trend
Photo Credit: Net-a-Porter, ASOS, Pacific Coast News

Confession time: when it comes to dressing in the summer, we reach for what is easy. Thankfully, this means that the return of the pinafore dress is totally in our best interest.

Traditionally a style for young-girls, the grown-up pinafore dress is quirky, fun, and so incredibly comfortable. It can be styled a variety of ways: with a shirt underneath, with a cardigan, with wedges, with boots, or with sandals. The options are virtually endless.

The most popular style right now is by far the denim pinafore. Alexa Chung (pictured above-right), has been spotted several times in her favorite jean dress, and these babies have been popping up in stores everywhere lately. The denim styles have a tomboy vibe, while some of the printed ones are much more feminine.

Here’s how we would style a pinafore…

Pinafore dress outfit
Product Information: Dress – Topshop, Bandeau – Aerie, Shoes – Madewell, Sunglasses – Mango, Headband – Forever 21

Now we want to know what you think!

So let us know by leaving a comment below. Will you be rocking a pinafore dress this summer? Which look above is your favorite? How would you style it?

Posted on on June 4, 2013 / Filed Under: Would You Wear? / Tags: , , ,

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14 Responses to “Would You Wear… A Pinafore Dress?”

  1. 1
    June 4th, 2013 at 12:06 pm

    Definitely not. They’re cute, but I have trouble looking my age as it is.

  2. 2
    June 4th, 2013 at 12:15 pm

    Sorry, but I stopped wearing those at the age of 5. I dont think they’d suit me at the age of 24!

  3. 3
    June 4th, 2013 at 1:49 pm

    LOVE. I want a denim one.

  4. 4
    June 4th, 2013 at 2:02 pm

    Not if it’s denim or printed.

  5. 5
    June 4th, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    Hmm, not completely in love with the look but maybe. The denim looks too childish, maybe a different fabric will do the trick.

  6. 6
    June 4th, 2013 at 2:58 pm

    Yikes, no thank you! Too childish looking. If I buy a dress, it is all or nothing.

  7. 7
    June 4th, 2013 at 7:03 pm

    Nope – I look too young already. Wearing a pinafore into a college class = not the look I’m going for. :)

  8. 8
    June 4th, 2013 at 9:11 pm

    The pinafore dress looks very cozy,so I will wear it!

  9. 9
    June 4th, 2013 at 10:18 pm

    Eh. I’d consider one like the green one on the left… But definitely not one of the denim ones. I couldn’t even pull those off when I was in kindergarten.

  10. 10
    June 5th, 2013 at 1:21 am

    This sounds terrible, but to wear one I’d have to tart it up a bit. Otherwise I might look like I still watch Dora.

  11. 11
    June 5th, 2013 at 7:18 am

    I already have one :D A plain black one – I find it’s super fun to wear, it can be worn in so many different ways. The material I have it in is nothing like denim, so it feels a lot less like dungarees :P

  12. 12
    June 5th, 2013 at 1:33 pm

    Probably not… I think it looks just a bit too young for me.

  13. 13
    June 5th, 2013 at 10:16 pm

    I wore a pinafore dress today, before I even saw the post! How funny is that! I made out of material my dad brought from Africa 10 years ago that we never used and an old pattern from the 1970s of my grandma’s. It’s a great dress

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