Plus-size girls have a hard time finding beautiful clothing. There’s often a shortage in sizes and a distinct lack of creativity. It’s even worse when you are shopping online. Though the fashion industry is taking some steps to fix this problem, there’s a long way to go.
But these problems shouldn’t keep you from looking for fashionable and comfortable clothing like shortalls. As a plus-size woman, I understand the struggle and have taken the liberty of creating a guide of the best plus-size shortalls.
With the options displayed below, you can showcase your curves to the world. I was especially taken by the Levi Vintage Shortall. Its design, quality, and style are perfect for any plus-size lady.
Levi’s is a brand for everyone but somehow manages to make its clothes feel individual. This rings true even with its vintage shortalls. The shortalls are made from 100% cotton and feel great on the skin. However, the fabric feels like it’ll stretch a little after a couple of washes.
Levis designed this shortall for plus-size women as a midrise with a relaxed fit. As such, it does a good job of flattering your mid-section. The inseam measures 2.5″ rolled and 5″ unrolled, which works great for ladies who love to show some skin and those who don’t.
The side pockets are decently deep, while the center one is large enough to fit an entire burrito. Since these shortalls are designed to last, the vintage look is a plus since it means they’ll fade better.
If you are a corduroy lover, then these Tanming Overall Shorts are for you. Aside from its signature ridged fabric, corduroy is thick, cozy, and durable. It’s perfect for cold days and since it’s made from cotton, feels great on the skin.
Aside from the corduroy design, Tanming outdid themselves with these shortalls by including adjustable suspenders, two pockets, and a trendy square neck. I love that they have a flattering romper short design making it perfect for casual workdays, travel, the beach, a party, or a date. Moreover, it has an invisible zipper-up closure. If you’d like a looser fit, I suggest ordering a size up.
This is another great shortall for plus-size adults. Although it’s of good quality, unlike the Levi and Tanming shortalls, it’s made from a combination of materials including Elastine, Polyester, and Cotton. Like the Tanming shortalls, this pair of Vetinee shortalls have a romper style design.
On the side, it has side button closures. These are better than zipper closures because they are easier to replace and add visual interest to the shortalls. On top are adjustable buckle straps and a bib pocket that’s just deep enough to carry tiny things.
If you are looking for a sexy shortall, then this is it. This Twiinsisters Denim Shortall looks scandalous in pictures, but they aren’t. They are sexy and fashionable. The pair is made from 97% cotton and 3% spandex. On the back, Twiinsisters added extra stitching to hug your body and create a flattering shape.
It has adjustable straps, pull-on closure, and adjustable waist buttons. The fabric is distressed on the thighs and bum, and the hem is frayed to give it more personality. I especially loved that it goes to size 3X and is available in multiple patterns and colors.
This is yet another best plus-size shortalls. They are denim and have a destroyed design on the front. To match the look, the hems are raw and frayed, though there’s an option for rolled inseams.
It has adjustable buckled straps and a chest bib pocket. On the front and back, there are functional pockets as well. To make it easy to wear, this overall short has button closers on both sides of the waist. Overall, they are cute and go well with casual tops and formal outfits.
Soft and stretchy fabric
Hold up well to machine wash
Fit well even with a curvy bottom
If you have a longer torso, this may not work
It may feel snug around the upper thigh at first
Some stitching along the buttons and pockets is rough
If you are not fond of showing off your thighs, this version of Shortalls by TwiinSisters has got you covered. This pair is more of overall pants since they are longer. But this doesn’t mean they aren’t sexy.
On the contrary, TwiinSisters added back, and front ripped designs to show some skin. They made the shortalls from a combination of cotton and spandex, making them stretchy enough to accommodate a range of movements. On the back, it features extra stitching, which helps to hug the body to show off your butt.
On the sides of the waist are adjustable buttons that make it easier to slide into the shortalls. There are four functional pockets and adjustable buckle straps, and a frayed hem.
Adjustable waist buttons
Stretches and hugs the body
Up to Size 2X
Sexy cuts on the front and back
The cuts at the base of the butt cheeks can be too much for some
Wallflower women’s juniors plus size denim shortalls
These shortalls are flattering and affordable. They are made from a combination of spandex, polyester, and cotton and are machine washable.
The straps have an adjustable metal buckle, and the bib pocket is deep enough to hold small items. It has a rolled inseam, and the material is stretchy. I was surprised at how well it recovers, hugs, and sculpts the body.
The adjustable buttons on the sides make it easier to wear the shortalls. Unfortunately, I didn’t love the cross strap design on the back.
They have a decent stretch
Bigger in the bottom than the top
Available up to size 3X
The back isn’t flattering
The lunar is darker than in the photos
The size 3X is limited to ‘Charlotte’ color
And the best plus-size shortalls for women is….
Levi’s Women’s Vintage Shortalls
The last thing you want is a disproportional shortall that doesn’t match your body type. Always look at the size guide to either go with a true size, a smaller, or a larger size. From our plus-size shortall recommendations, you’ll get a couple that will be perfect. With that said, start with the Levis Vintage Shortall. It’s made from cotton, has a mid-rise waist that’ll flatter your belly, and has a comfortable back instead of straps.
Material – most are made from cotton and are denim, while some are designed from a combination of materials. Regardless of the material, make sure the shortall has some degree of stretchiness. This way, they’ll feel more comfortable even on a busy and active day. Levis Vintage Shortalls are made from 100% cotton but are a little stretchy.
Adjustable strap – with an adjustable bib buckle loop, you can adjust the height and fit of the shortalls. All the shortalls on our list have adjustable buckle straps.
Waist rise – Some shortalls like the LookbookStore Women’s Ripped Denim Bib Overall Shorts have a high rise which means the waistband fits above the natural waist. Others like the Levis Vintage Shortalls have a mid-rise waist that sits between the navel and the hips and slightly below your natural waist. The Levis shortalls cover the lower stomach but not as much as the high-rise shortalls do. Both rises are flattering for plus-size women.
What are shortalls?
Shortalls are overalls but with short-cut legs. Simply put, they are overall shorts. They are ideal for casual wear and often have a bib upper, adjustable metal buckle straps, and several large and practical pockets.
How do you wear shortalls?
Dress up in shortalls using layers. Start with a light solid color or striped top or crop top underneath. Depending on the occasion, you can put on some platform sandals or wedges matching your bag or sneakers. Pairing shortalls with platform shoes give off a ’70s vibe.
You can also pair your shortalls with a pair of sandals or boots. Overall, let your shortalls’ style and the occasion guide your look.