Overall vs. Jumpsuit

By Jaxson

Main Difference

The main difference between Overall and Jumpsuit is that the Overall is a trousers with attached bib and shoulder straps and Jumpsuit is a one-piece suit consisting of conjoined shirt or top and trousers, originally worn by parachutists

  • Overall

    An overall, also called overalls, bib-and-brace overalls, or dungarees, is a type of garment which is usually used as protective clothing when working. Some people call an overall a “pair of overalls” by analogy with “pair of trousers”.

    Overalls were originally made of denim (cotton), but they can also be made of corduroy and khaki. Overalls were invented in the 1890s by Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis (Levi Strauss & Co.), but they went through an evolution to reach their modern form. Initially only used for protective clothing in work settings, they have become a garment of high fashion as “potential cult items”

  • Jumpsuit

    A jumpsuit is a one-piece garment with sleeves and legs and typically without integral coverings for feet, hands or head. The original jump suit is the functional one-piece garment used by parachuters.

    The original skydivers’ jumpsuits were simple garments designed to insulate the body from the cold of high altitudes and minimize risk of covering important handles and grips. Today, however, the garment has found other uses.

    Jumpsuits are generally regarded as a garment of convenience, as they are simpler to launder, put on and remove than an ensemble outfit. Unless the jumpsuit has a drop seat, however, it is necessary to remove it entirely for bathroom use.

  • Overall (adjective)

    All-encompassing, all around.

  • Overall (adverb)

    Generally; with everything considered.

  • Overall (noun)

    A garment worn over other clothing to protect it; a coverall or boiler suit. A garment, for manual labor or for casual wear, often made of a single piece of fabric, with long legs and a bib upper, supported from the shoulders with straps, and having several large pockets and loops for carrying tools.

  • Overall (noun)

    A garment, worn for manual labor, with an integral covering extending to the chest, supported by straps.

  • Jumpsuit (noun)

    a one-piece item of clothing originally used by parachutists

  • Jumpsuit (noun)

    a similar item of clothing used for outdoor sports such as skiing

  • Overall (adjective)

    taking everything into account

    “the governors and head have overall responsibility for managing the school”

    “the overall effect is impressive”

  • Overall (adverb)

    taken as a whole; in all

    “overall, 10,000 jobs will go”

  • Overall (noun)

    a loose-fitting coat or one-piece garment worn over ordinary clothes for protection against dirt or heavy wear

    “a pair of overalls”

    “men in grubby blue overalls”

  • Overall (noun)

    close-fitting trousers formerly worn as part of an army uniform, now only on ceremonial or formal occasions.

  • Overall (noun)


  • Jumpsuit (noun)

    a garment incorporating trousers and a sleeved top in one piece, worn as a fashion item, protective garment, or uniform

    “she wore a tight silver jumpsuit”

Oxford Dictionary

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