The stylish summer coveralls you'll want to wear all year long

Including tall, petite and plus-sized options

Including tall, petite and plus-sized options

Workwear-inspired fashion coveralls and boiler suits — a tailored, utilitarian jumpsuit that's usually made in durable, breathable woven fabrics — have been trending on the runway and in stores for a few seasons now. Just in time for summer, we've rounded up 11 breezy coverall styles featuring vibrant colours, shorter sleeves and hems, and slightly lighter-weight fabrics. You can rock them as-is now, and layered over a turtleneck top or graphic t-shirt come fall.

And, because we know that shopping for a stylish one-piece if you're not straight size or of average height can be tricky, we've made sure to include tall, petite and plus-size options in the edit below. Because of the way they're constructed, alterations on coveralls can be challenging and expensive if you're not just shortening or lengthening the hem. In fact, finding the right coverall fit (think: relaxed but tailored) can even be a challenge if you have an extra long or short torso, or need more room in the chest area.

The key when you're looking for the perfect fit? Know your torso and inseam measurements, and check the sizing fine print or ask the brand's customer service if you're not sure if a pair of coveralls will fit you well.

Straight size

This emerging denim label is proud to manufacture in Canada, using environmentally-conscious production methods.

Shy Boy, $295, Iris

Soft pink and pale yellow are two of the hottest colours of the moment when it comes to denim and workwear.

Renny Jumpsuit, $178, Aritzia

The boxy cut of this sleek cotton coverall helps it stand out. The pretty light orange colour doesn't hurt, either.

BDG Rosie Utility Jumpsuit, $124, Urban Outfitters

In a crisp summer white, this short-sleeve coverall by Zara is made using a Lyocell fabric made from a blend of recycled cotton and wood from sustainably-managed forests.

Rustic Jumpsuit, $79.90, Zara

This UK label's unisex, polyester-cotton boilersuit is a cult favourite with fashion insiders, and for good reason.

M.C. Overalls Zip Front Boilersuit, $315.60, Asos

Plus size

Available in sizes X to 4X, this rayon jumpsuit could be styled with sneakers or heels with ease.

Universal Thread Women's Plus Size Sleeveless Utility Jumpsuit, $45.91, Target

You'll want to rock this denim one-piece every day as an on-trend, comfier alternative to the infamous Canadian tuxedo.

Plus Blue Utility Denim Jumpsuit, $115, River Island


Handmade in NYC in small quantities, designer Ilana Kohn's cotton and linen coveralls are available in multiple colours and a petite cut for limited sizes (normally 00P to 8P).

Tia Coverall, about $488, Ilana Kohn

This lightweight, non-stretch denim boiler suit will be comfortable to wear all year round.

Noisy May Petite Denim Boiler Suit, $92.58, Asos​​​​​​​


Available in both tall and petite sizing, this standard boiler suit features easy-to-wear snap buttons and a breathable cotton-linen blend fabric.

Tall Ecru Short Sleeve Utility Boiler Suit, about $93, Topshop

White denim is a summertime classic, and the price is right for this fitted coverall designed for women 5'7 and over. 

Tall Utility Pocket Contrast Stitch Denim Boiler Suit, $116 (on sale for $58), Boohoo

Truc Nguyen is a Toronto-based writer, editor and stylist. Follow her at @trucnguyen.


To encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to CBC/Radio-Canada's online communities (except in children and youth-oriented communities). Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted.

By submitting a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish that comment in whole or in part, in any manner CBC chooses. Please note that CBC does not endorse the opinions expressed in comments. Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. Comments are welcome while open. We reserve the right to close comments at any time.

Become a CBC Member

Join the conversation  Create account

Already have an account?