If you’re following me on Instagram then you’ll know that I am completely and utterly obsessed with Lucy and Yak dungarees. If I’m not prancing around in a fluffy petticoat and a novelty print, I am almost certainly wearing these corduroy dreamboats. I have seven pairs in different colours, but my go-to favourites are the Originals.
Lucy and Yak aren’t just the purveyors of the best comfort clothing since the onesie, but they also have some pretty awesome ethical values. They believe in offering fair wages to workers, they send your dungarees in hand-sewn fabric drawstring bags (no unnecessary plastic – yes!) and have an awesome story – read more about it on their website.
I love buying clothing knowing that the company cares about its workers, and also cares about their customers. Every time I’ve contacted customer service, they’ve been extraordinarily helpful and always friendly.
I have a number of dungarees from them, but the ones that I always wear are my black and green ‘Originals’. The black ones are from their ‘tall’ range, which works much better for me in terms of sizing – I’m 5’8” but I have a long torso, so the Tall range makes it just a smudge more comfortable for me! I order the length in 32” too, so I get a good roll up on the bottom. It’s a shame they don’t have a huge variety of colours in this range, so crossed fingers they expand their offering for us long-torsoed lasses!
There are a number of ways I style my dungarees. I either wear flats, or I wear boots in more wintery weather, although this does make me feel as though I’m a bit more punk than pin-up. I have the issue that my t-shirts roll up, so they need to be long enough that I can tuck them into my knickers so they stay in place all day – or a cropped length, so I don’t need to (but I need to be brave enough to expose my muffin tops at the sides!).
I’m wearing Mediums in both the Midnight Black and Kale Green dungarees, which comfortably fit my 41” hips. I’m at the top end of the medium though and I’ve found some of the lighter fabrics have a lot more stretch in them which I don’t like the look of, so I size up to a large so they are looser and don’t, ahem, hug my wobbly bits. I much prefer the thicker fabrics though! I have the Red Salsa , Caramel and Ash Pink from the Originals range in size Large as they seem to be much stretchier and going for my standard Medium makes me feel more self conscious.
Lucy and Yak also do a number of other styles. The ‘Luna’ is a much lighter cotton Twill, but I didn’t find these a great fit for me – probably down to my long torso. They do some really cool prints under their Limited Edition section – I have a couple of pairs of fantastic rainbow striped dungarees which I can’t wait to wear in summer! I sized up with these, and although they’re a bit big in the, um, lady parts region, they’re comfortable – and let’s be honest, isn’t that the dream?
One word of warning to any of my fellow hourglass friends: some of their styles have pockets at the front, which are fantastic, but many have side pockets. These add a bit of bulk to the sides, and if you’re self-conscious about those hips, the pockets might not quite work for you. I’ve returned a few pairs because I just found the pockets added an unflattering lump to my already generous hips.
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