If you’ve had your fill of soil stains and wet knees it may be time to invest in a reliable pair of garden overalls.
While gardening trousers can be great for getting stuck into your greenery, overalls provide extra coverage and convenience as many can be slipped on over any outfit without the need for a full change. They're also likely to have more pocket space so you can keep your seeds, secateurs and other essentials on hand.
It’s important to invest in an overall that's both durable and flexible, protecting you from dirt and damp weather without restricting your movement, so we've put together some of our favourite picks below that should help you stay on top of your green space in style.
Best gardening overalls to buy in 2023
Carhartt Women's Overalls
Made with a rugged but flexible technology, these overalls should be a durable pair without compromising on comfort, making them easy to move around in.
They're fitted with adjustable suspenders so you can ensure you have the right fit while you walk and work around the garden, with a fastening zipper to keep them in place..
Available in a selection of tones which include brown, dark brown and natural, these cotton overalls are machine washable so you won't have to worry about getting stuck into the soil. They also have a front pocket so you can hold onto any garden necessities or other essentials like your phone and keys.
Dickies Everyday Coverall
Made for everyday use, these tough overalls promise a comfortable and functional fit thanks to their elasticated waist and arms cuffs which can be adjusted with the studs on the sleeves.
There are two pockets on the chest so you can carry any seed packets or other garden essentials, with an additional cargo pocket that can store precious items like your phone, so you won't have to worry about losing it in the border.
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Carrier Company Women's Dungarees
These long-lasting overalls from Carrier Company should improve as you wear them in, as they're handmade in Norfolk using a rugged but comfortable cotton drill material.
Available in a wide range of sizes and colours, you could opt for a subtle black, navy or olive that will disguise any soil stains, or bring an extra pop of colour to your garden with the orange or Norfolk sky blue tones.
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Walls Men's Insulated Big Overall
Walls have opted for a sanded duck fabric with these blizzard overalls, delivering both comfort and protection when dealing with difficult garden jobs.
Featuring a classic design it has diamond quilting to keep you insulated on colder days, as well as waterproof patches on both knees to give you an extra layer of protection when planting seeds in damp weather.
It also has a scuff guard at the hem of the trousers for extra resistance to the elements as well as zippers that run from the ankle right up to the thigh if you want to pull them up on warmer days, or to simply make life easier when getting changed.
Carhartt Midweight Waterproof Rainstorm Bib
If the wet weather is putting you off your garden jobs or just making the experience less enjoyable than it should be, this waterproof rainstorm overall may be your best bet.
Made with a loose fit so you're not constricted as you move about your garden, the seams have been majorly reinforced with electronic welding to ensure they don't let you down.
Easy to put on, the straps have buckle closures which can be snapped on and off when needed so you can quickly tend to any tasks and just as swiftly take them off.
Perfect for seeding in the summer, this romper style overall from The Garden of Heathens should have a light, free-flowing fit that will keep you cosy while you work.
There are plenty of bold colours and playful patterns to choose from, with two side pockets as well as a larger chest pocket, so you can store any garden necessities or protect personal belongings while you cultivate your green space.
Heirloom Gardening Bib Overalls
Featuring a DuluthFlex® ripstop fabric, this overall should be especially strong and also very stretchy with the extra element of a crotch gusset so you can lean over without any restriction. Dirt should also be no problem at all as they promise it will brush right off, staying put in the garden instead of tracking into your home.
The legs on these are double-chapped which should stop any sharp twigs or thorns poking through, with double layered knees that have a waterproof barrier which will really help out on those damp days or frosty mornings.
If you're feeling especially playful you could go for their garden gnomes or ink garden print patterns, or their more simple but still colourful designs that include unique tones such as coal and fir, or henna and raspberry wine.
Blaklader Bib & Brace Overall
With an adjustable set of braces and an adjustable waistline, you can make this overall work for you as you work on your garden.
There are pockets galore on the chest, back and even on the inside, specifically shaped for common items including your phone, a pencil and a ruler. This overall can be both washed and dry cleaned so any dirt or spills should be easy to take care of as long as you follow the drying instructions.
When it comes to sizing it's worth bearing in mind the UK waist sizes are one or two inches wider than your actual waist, so you'll need to take this into account when placing your order.
Lucy & Yak Organic Corduroy Dungarees
Keep your clothes stain free in style with Lucy & Yak's original dungaree range. Available in plush material and decadent colours which include their teal corduroy option, they feature extra big chest and hip pockets so you can carry everything you'll need.
Fashionable but functional, they have tapered ankles so you can play with the leg length, and because they're made of 2% Elastane they have some give so you can lean over and stretch without feeling restricted.
The organic cotton corduroy has also been fairly made, using dyes that have been approved by Oeko-Tex to achieve their luxurious look.
Le Laboureur French Cotton Overalls
Designed to last, these stylish but hard-wearing overalls from Le Laboureur are made from 100% cotton drill which is a rugged material that will see you through many garden tasks. They should also fit well thanks to the adjustable suspenders and adjustable waist, with buttons that will keep them in position.
There's plenty of storage on hand with two side pockets, a small chest pocket and even a zipped pocket which is ideal for holding onto more precious items.
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