Dickies produce workwear that’s also popular as cool, alternative-scene clothing, with women and men and especially with skaters. Their Dickies Life range is an extensive, smart casual look that’s an economical addition to any woman’s workwear/leisure wardrobe. And their 1922 line is inspired by vintage fashions and made from higher quality fabrics than the pure workwear lines. One thing you can always say about Dickies is that they always ensure their workwear is up-to-the-minute, so that makes it easy to mix and match with your own new and staple fashion clothes.
However, you’ll get lots of ideas from reading about their New Arrivals and enjoying the images showing how trendy and comfortable Dickies’ clothing really is!
What is the Dickies workwear look?
The Dickies workwear and leisure look is definitely ‘street’ and inspired by blue-collar work garments. Some are newly designed and many are retro, which makes them extra-stylish right now. The clothing is functional, but it’s also durable, comfy and smart for leisure activities.
Dickies clothes are not generic and have always been marketed with the noticeable Dickies logo on show. And this shows your pride in being different and trendy, but not trying to show-off your wealth by wearing foreign designer brands.
Dickies’ clothes are affordable
Dickies are the antidote to over-priced, ‘designer’ brands which, honestly, are not worth the extra money you pay for them. And Dickies workwear is not just the favored brand for skaters; it’s popular with all women who enjoy an active, outdoor life or just a rugged type of hobby. And it’s sufficiently versatile to make it a successful cross-over brand for various different sub-cultures.
So if you’re looking for readily affordable smart casual wear, that has a strong identify, Dickies is the street fashion brand for you!
What are the latest Dickies’ sweatshirts?
Sweatshirts are always a casual garment, so keep your trousers, jeans, shoes and jacket relaxed to have a ‘put-together’ outfit. Don’t wear serious shoes or formal blazer jackets, with your Dickie wardrobe, but apart from that you can mix and match to suit your personality. Wearing cargo pants, work pants and jeans with a chore-coat and trainers is a highly trendy look that’s simple to put together.
You’ll easily pull off the casual workwear look in a Bardwell sweatshirt, worn with contrasting work pants and your favorite pair of sneakers. It’s slightly oversize (trendy!), so there’s room to move.
Bardswell in pink
And if you want something more colorful, with a trendy oversized fit, try the Pittsburgh Sweatshirt. This is available in the men’s and women’s section, and works great on both genders. Women who want a flirtier look can wear a big sweatshirt with a short flared or pleated skirt and sneakers or trendy, flat engineers’ boots.
How to wear Dickies pants
Cropped top and jeans
For this year, get Dickies pants cut to ankle length or slightly cropped, depending on your body shape. Angle length is best for short women, but if you have long legs you can wear a cropped length. Take a leaf out of the skaters’ book and just cut off any unwanted length with a razor, if you want a raggedy look.
But a neat hem or a cuff looks a little more stylish, and a cuff will add weight to make your trousers drape better. Dickies are available in Lincoln green, Air Force blue, brown and khaki, so suit ‘grunge’ girls and are a super alternative to fatigue trousers. Wear with simple sneakers, like Chuck Taylors and Vans Old Skools to get the correct, overall look.
Dickies original 874’s
874 Dickies Cropped Pants
For an authentic style, pop-on your 874 work pants which are one of Dickies most original items. They are available in lots of the latest fashion colors, so you may choose to buy more than one pair. Add some edgy trainers for a street look, but if you want to look a bit more fashionable for your office or a night out with friends, add some trendy flat ankle boots to ‘lift’ the look. Dickies should be slightly large when worn, rather than slightly too small. And the general trend for this year and the future is over-sized clothing.
874’s can vary a bit in the sizing, as Dickies are not precision-made and highly quality-controlled garments. And some people think they are a bit tight around your waist, which is uncomfortable and looks bad. These aren’t stretchy pants, so try on several pairs of the same size, if necessary, to get your best fit. Dickies advises buying one size larger than your normal size, as Dickies pants have been known to shrink. But forewarned is forearmed, and now you know that, you should remember to wash your Dickies’ stuff in cool temperatures and never put them in an electric dryer.
Dickies’ women’s jeans
The workwear look isn’t just for tradespeople, it’s an alternative-scene look that’s classic and has an impactful ‘street’ image. And the key is to keep your look simple and avoid fancy accessories, as it’s more minimalist than showy look and easy to achieve. The essence of Dickies workwear is to place yourself somewhere between formal and casual, but with a solid fashion identity that’s fairly radical!
Lorretto Boxy Hoodie
And you must take a look at Dickies stonewashed dark-blue (DSW) jeans, which are a fabulous way to look trendy as you finish your shift and go off-duty on the town. They give you a nice, slim silhouette that gets noticed at work and play!
Park City women’s stretch denim carpenter pants
Dickies Women’s Stretch Denim Carpenter Pants are great for everyday use. And with 5 pockets, a ruler pocket and a hammer loop, you get authentically useful or purely decorative features that are perfect for tools or cell-phone. This jeans style has a fashionable high-rise, regular fit.
Dickies’ Meldrim cargo pants
Dickies Meldrim cargo pants have a women’s relaxed fit and several cargo pockets. They are made of 100% ‘rip-stop’ fabric for durability and have knee-pleats for extra-comfort and functionality. With a fashionable high-rise waist and so many pockets, you’ll look and feel great wearing these cargo pants for work and leisure.
With cotton flannel up there as one of this year’s trendy shirts, you can rely on Dickies’ unisex, Sacramento shirt to keep you warm and comfortable as you work or gad around town! It’s made with 100% cotton fiber, so it’s authentic, brushed flannel and has a regular fit, two pockets and a pen pocket. The smart check pattern in black and white, yarn-dyed fiber goes with every color pants, and it’s available in several new season colors, including tobacco brown.
Toccoa unlined women’s chore jacket
The Toccoa is a minimalist-smart unlined women’s ‘chore jacket’ made of first-quality cotton twill, with two useful patch pockets. The relaxed look is accentuated by dropped shoulders, which mean it fits a variety of shoulder widths. And it’s a really handy and comfy jacket that you can wear for almost any occasion. Away from work it will look great with long and short dresses, skirts and jegging, leggings, flared jeans and high-waisted jeans, so it’s a really worthwhile and durable purchase.
Why are Dickies ‘cool’?
Rapper have always liked Dickies and that goes back as far as the time of NWA. Dickies double-knees pants plus the Dickies tag on the leg, with your Chucks trainers and an oversized, white T have always been a type of basic uniform of workers and subcultures. And you can add a work shirt to this basic look and be all set for a night out.
Dickies get their ‘cool’ image from the people who selected them and took them out of their workwear ‘box’, because those people had a ‘cool’, alternative take on life! Skate-masters have been wearing only Dickies clothes for twenty years and show no sign of losing interest in this iconic, American brand. And as we have moved the trend to high-waist, loose fit jeans with wider legs, Dickies is already there with cheaper, loose fit pants for anyone to try the look!
Dickies fit in with the latest trends
And the best point to remember about how to style Dickies, is that their 2021 ranges definitely fit in with the latest trends for women’s fashion. They have the real flannel shirts, in checks and plaids, loads of cropped tops, high-rise waists, looser fit jeans and pants, fashionable overalls, trendy jackets and plenty of vintage-inspired garments in their Dickies’ 1922 line.
This range focuses on U.S. made retro-fashion garments made in higher quality fabrics than the mainly workwear lines. And they are respected enough in the fashion industry to have made clothes for alternative designers like Stussy and Junya Watanabe, bearing the Dickies label. And that’s the ultimate recommendation for women who want to get a touch of sub-cultural credibility and still be able to match their Dickies to mainstream trends!