15 Outfits That Prove You’re Never Too Old for Jumper Dresses

15 Outfits That Prove You’re Never Too Old for Jumper Dresses
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For someone who spent the majority of her childhood lamenting having to wear a tunic to school every day (ah, the uniform years), I have a strange affinity for jumper dresses. Call them pinafores or overalls, apron dresses or jumpers, the style has a schoolgirl-ish charm that’s significantly more appealing now that I’m well beyond my actual schoolgirl days.

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Much of the appeal comes from the layering possibilities: It looks just as great paired with a white tee or bra top in the summer as it does with a turtleneck or contrasting button-down come fall. It’s also an unexpectedly great way to wear that off-the-shoulder top you’ve undoubtedly been enticed into buying this season.

Ahead, see 15 ways to rock the look IRL as a grown-up, and shop affordable picks in denim, suede, and more.

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Wilfred Montbrun Dress, $135; at Aritzia

Slender Mood Dress, $89; at W Concept

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Litton Pinafore Dress, $58; at Motel Rocks

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Girl V-Neck Black Top, $89.90; at Few Moda

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Blue Corduroy Overall Mini Dress, $37 (was $49); at Genuine People

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Lou Dress, $350 AUD (about $266); at Caves Collect

Otis Dress, $150; at Trois

Farrow Amelia Jumper, $68; at Need Supply Co.

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Denim Pinafore Dress, $44.49; at Simply Be

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Short Pinafore Dress with Tassels, $99.90; at Zara

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Tinsel Distressed Denim Pinafore Dress, $59; at Nordstrom

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Lazy Oaf Corduroy Pinafore Dress with Messed Up Slogan, $106; at ASOS

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Anna K Black Boucle Crystal Pinafore Dress, $122; at Avenue 32

Dark Blue Denim Pinafore Dress, $70; at River Island

Burgundy Cord Pinafore Dress, $45; at Dorothy Perkins

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