It is definitely time for some new painting clothes!
Here you can see my current overalls. I have about 6 pairs, all in the same ratty state. I like the bib overalls because they are just very comfortable to work in. They are very hard to find in my size, which is why I wear them until they literally fall apart. When bib overalls are "in fashion", I can find a size that will fit at places like the Gap. When they are not "in fashion", such as now, small sizes are hard to come by, anywhere. Stores like Walmart tend to carry them for men, but they are way too big on me. I have been doing a search on the web for painters overalls for women and have been finding some fun sites!
Look at these great overalls from Rosies! They also come in pink and taupe, as well as this sea green. The legs zip off to make shorts and every pair comes with removable kneepads! I’m sold! Plus they come in PS and S sizes. 😉 At $45, they are a bit pricey to paint in, but I love the color choices and the fact that they convert to shorts. The removable kneepads are also a big plus! Since I do wear them to death, I’m sure I’ll get my money’s worth out of them.
The first thing to go on my overalls are always the buckles. They tend to fall apart after a zillion washings. 🙁 Here you can see how I have mine pinned. All of mine are like this now, so I know it’s time to refresh my inventory. While I was doing my "Search" for women’s overalls, I came upon a blog that was devoted to women in overalls, which I won’t post here since it contained a mix of photos! I also came upon a website that listed "The Top 5 Things a Grown Woman Should Never Wear". Wouldn’t you know, Overalls was listed as #1! I quote: "Overalls belong on a farm. Period. They don’t flatter anyone, and there are much better ways to look down-home sexy (a checked shirt tied at the midriff is a better start)." I’d like to see the author of that list, Cynthia Nellis, paint in a checked shirt tied at the midriff! While that look might go over big at some of the construction sites I work on, I doubt it would be well received by the majority of my clients! If she thinks overalls do not flatter anyone, she should take a look at the previously mentioned blog devoted to overalls to see just how flattering they can be! 😉