Rompers vs. Overalls

By Jaxson

  • Overalls

    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. The garment is sometimes referred to as a “pair of overalls” by analogy with “pair of trousers”.

    Overalls were originally made of denim, but they can also be made of corduroy or chino cloth. Overalls were invented in the 1890s by Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis at 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”.

  • Rompers (noun)

    plural of romper

  • Rompers (noun)

    A one-piece garment for babies and small children, consisting of a top and trousers. A romper suit.

    “He is wearing the last clean rompers I had for him and they are getting dirtier by the minute.”

  • Overalls (noun)

    plural of overall

  • Overalls (noun)

    Loose fitting garment worn over regular clothes to protect them.

  • Overalls (noun)

    Loose fitting pair of pants with supporting cross-straps and a panel of material in the chest (called a bib), often associated with farm work.


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