Dungaree Fail-safe: The Breton Shirt

Understanding that dungarees aren't always the easiest to style, we've earmarked our favourite matches for Milldred's so you don't have to. Breton Stripe and Organic Cotton Ecru Dungarees

Carly wears a classic navy & white Breton Stripe from Saint James with Ecru dunagrees

Born as a workwear staple in the 1850s, the breton stripe shirt was worn by the French Navy as part of their seafaring uniform. Dungarees, on the other hand, were the clothing of choice for blue-collar workers in America around the same time and subsequently by working women's groups.

We love that these two humble wardrobe staples, with their layered histories, make the perfect partnership, even in today's world. Fashion but straightforward. 
1. Petit Bateau - Women's Boxy Cotton T-shirt
We love the contrast red neckline, loose fit and short sleeves. 
Wear with: Navy or Ecru
2.  Petit Bateau - Women's Cotton Breton Top
The boat neck shape is feminine and elegant - so is the pink which we adore. 
Wear with: Olive or Navy
Petit Bateau - Women's Cotton Breton Top
Saint James stand for quality and authenticity. The  archetypal breton stripe brand, some might say. And I think I'd agree — you can't go wrong, especially if you opt for this oversized style.
Wear with:  Ecru
Minquiers Drop oversized striped sailor shirt
Like our dungarees, Thought's range is made with GOTS-certified organic cotton. We love the drop-shoulders and boxy fit. 
Wear with: Ecru
Style Milldred dungarees with Thought Breton
These delicious, pink chunky stripes remind me of the mini-boden sweaters I lived in as a child. Perfect for weekends and Summers spent on the British coast!
Wear with:  Olive
Style Milldred dungarees with GOTS Organic Cotton Breton Top
5. Sézane - Paxton T-shirt
Can you ever go wrong with Sézane? Timeless design and the quality you'd expect from a Parisian B-Corp. We love the thin, wide-set stripes and off-white colour. Refined and definitely on our wish list for April. 
Wear with:  Ecru
Style Milldred dungarees with Sezane Breton
6. Nudie Jeans - Charles Breton Stripe
Some of the best breton's are men's! Ask your other half to buy it on the basis he can wear it too.
Wear with: Ecru
Style Milldred dungarees with Nudie Jeans Breton
You're welcome! Milly x
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