Best Women’s coveralls for 2020
Women’s coveralls are versatile protective clothing worn every day in various industries around the world. They are great for both home repairs and work in industrial manufacturing, oil and gas, around heavy machinery, and in harsh climates. The fabric is comfortable for all day wear, durable, and affordable.
Women’s coveralls have the same fabric, uses, and protection as men’s coveralls. The main difference is the fit and size. In this guide we discuss everything you need to know about women’s coveralls!
Carhartt is one of the most popular and trusted coveralls for PPE. This is our favorite FR coverall for women because of it’s high level of design and features. Carhartt has been tweaking the design and fabric for over a century to produce this coverall. These are our favorite pair for working. They are NFPA 2112 and NFPA 70E/Cat 2 rated. Proper care will allow these coveralls to last for years to come. Unlike most FRs, these are designed with cotton, nylon, polyester, and spandex. Nylon and polyester make these more durable for wear and tear while the spandex adds a bit of stretch for extra comfort.
Carhartt added a stand-up collar with snap closures to protect your shoulders and neck at work. They can be down (shown at left) or snapped up when you need it the most. We cannot recommend this pair enough!
National Safety Apparel is a gold standard for protection workwear for women. They’ve been active in collaborating and partnering with many companies such as HautWork. These long-sleeve FR coveralls will keep you safe with a rating up to 8 cal and category 2. (Read our safety guide to learn more about different FR protection!) The FR fabric is manufactured by Tecgen using their proprietary material and manufacturing. NSA’s FR coveralls are designed to keep you comfortable all day.
There are many FR coveralls out there that will keep you miserable from their lack of comfort and breathability! NSA’s added flaps for extra air circulation keep you focused and happy all day long.
These are our favorite work coveralls when you need the trusted Carhartt protection at work but don’t require FR material. These coveralls are made with a comfortable 64% cotton and 36% polyester fabric. This blend allows the material to be breathable on hot and cool days so you will be comfortable all day at work.
We love these unique coveralls with their heavy-duty front pockets so you will be able to store items you need at work.
Dickies coveralls have been an American staple for nearly a century. We love their classic coverall look and feel and all-day comfort. Dickies long-sleeve coveralls comes in the largest selection of colors and sizes for women. The front zipper extends from your chest to your waist for easy comfort and accessibility.
These coveralls are perfect for work, being out and about, or lounging around the house. The added elastic waistband ensures your coveralls stay in place with full body movement.
Dickies coveralls are also affordable to fit any budget. That’s another reason why this is one of our favorite coveralls!
Dickies has their customer in mind when designing women’s coveralls. We love Dickies long-sleeve coveralls and now we present these fabulous short-sleeve coveralls. Dickies proprietary flex material is 65% polyester and 35% cotton for comfort, strength, and durability. These will last you for years to come. We love these for around the house and at work. They are easy to keep clean and you’ll love choosing from their wide range of colors.
➤ How safe are coveralls for women?
Safety is the most important reason women wear coveralls at work or at home. Depending on what you are doing will determine the level of protection you will need. Working at home will be different than working in a chemical plant.
› High-visibility coveralls include reflective material in order to be seen in low-visibility environments such as heavy fog, rain, at night, snow, or working in a heavy traffic area. There are a few different styles that people wear. Rainwear is made from water resistant polyester. You can purchase coveralls in florescent colors such as light orange or light green, or have reflective tape stitched to the fabric.
› Flame Resistant clothing in the United States is governed by two organizations: NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) and IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers). They both have established standards for flame resistant and arc resistant material for protection.
- Flash arcs are a common hazard in many environments. NFPA 70E standard has four protection categories ranging from least to most protective. It’s important to know the arc level you may be exposed to before wearing coveralls. It is recommended to purchase coveralls that will meet the minimum arc rating for your job.
› NFPA 2112 standard covers flame resistant materials. The organization mandates certain tests to be performed on material before manufacturing. The fabric is tested to determine if a maximum of 50% total body burn will occur.
Coveralls keep you safe, comfortable, and are designed to last years of wear. It’s important to maintain proper care of them as tears, abrasions, and other damage will reduce their protective capabilities. Read our thorough guide for best practices and tips for maintaining your coveralls’ health.
➤What Are Women's Coveralls?
Coveralls are worn over clothing to protect skin and clothing. They are the gold standard for personal protective equipment (PPE) to protect against a number hazards, including harsh weather, chemicals, fire, and dirt. They cover your body from your neck to ankles plus arms and shoulders. The arm and shoulder protection is the main difference between coveralls and overalls. Some disposable coveralls come with a protective hood that can be used to cover your head as well. Women’s coveralls come in many different styles, colors, fabrics, and functionality.
➤What are women's coveralls made out of?
Women’s coveralls come in all styles, fabrics, and uses. They are designed to be worn in all day long in all conditions – hot summers, cold winters, low-visibility areas, and cool days. Each material used adds a different feature for protection, comfort, and durability. The fabric is designed to be both breathable and comfortable while giving you the protection you need.
Most women’s coveralls are made with 100% cotton or a mixture of cotton and polyester, nylon, and sometimes spandex for extra stretch. The material you choose depends on the environment – working on your car at home will require different protection than working in a chemical plant.
- Cotton is the most widely used fabric for women’s coveralls. Some styles are flame-resistant, high-visibility, and waterproof, which are the standards for work in industry. Cotton is comfortable, durable, and easy to clean.
- Nylon and polyester are used to add protective qualities and durability to your coveralls. Polyester and nylon are both water and shrink resistant; polyester adds more durability.
- Spandex is a feature that companies are adding into their coveralls to add stretch. It’s typically 2% spandex and allows easy movement.
➤ What are the different styles for women's coveralls?
Women’s coveralls come in various styles and designs depending on the manufacturer. They are not created equal and will depend on your working environment and hazards you may be exposed to. Coveralls are equipped with front pockets, elastic waistband for a better fit, and come in a wide range of colors. Some manufacturers include hip, leg, and back pockets to carry more items.
- Flame Resistant (FRs) coveralls are flame resistant by definition. They are made with either cotton or nylon twill for protection. They are ideal for hot weather, light rain, and cool climates. Flame Resistance material will self-extinguish after the heat source is removed.
- Insulated coveralls are designed to be worn in colder climates. They are insulated with materials to battle harsh winters, and, if FR, will protect against flames.
- It’s worth mentioning the coverall’s cousin – overalls. By design, overalls do not protect shoulders and arms as they only have suspenders. Overalls might be a great option if you are outside and do not need any added arm or shoulder protection.