Blue jeans are jeans made from blue denim. Typically dyed with indigo, blue jeans can feature a smooth, perfectly tailored look. They can also be distressed to create a worn, aged look, or destroyed with slashes, holes and frays.
A loose-fitting, one-piece outer garment worn usually for work purposes over clothing to protect from dirt, debris and other soiling.
The term dunagree derives from the Indian word “dungri” and was used by British colonialists to describe a particularly durable twill-weave cotton material, often dyed blue, that eventually came to be known as denim. In the U.S., dungarees is still a historical term for denim, but in the U.K., the term now refers to bib overalls.
A jean dress, commonly called a denim dress, is a one-piece dress made from denim. Jean dresses can be worn with tights, sweaters and other accents.
A jean or denim jacket is an outer garment made from denim. Often featuring button closures, jean jackets are typically best-suited for cool, but not cold, weather.
Jean shorts (or denim shorts) are made from denim that are usually available in the same fits, styles and cuts as full-length jeans.
A jean skirt, which is commonly called a denim skirt, is a skirt made from denim fabric. Denim skirts are available in a variety of lengths and styles, as well as several colors and washes.
Overalls are one-piece garments made from denim that feature pants, a front flap or bib, and shoulder straps with snaps or other closures that keep the bib in place. In the U.K., overalls are called dungarees.
In 1913, The H.D. Lee Mercantile Company was the first workwear manufacturer in the U.S. to offer a one-piece coverall. Named Lee Union-Alls, the concept was born to help chauffers—who doubled as impromptu car mechanics—protect their clothing. The first report of women wearing Union-Alls was in Lee’s Kansas City, Mo., factory, just months before the U.S. entered into World War I in 1917.