As the name suggests, coveralls are a type of protective clothing that cover your entire body. Like a boiler suit or a jumpsuit, they’re generally a loose-fitting garment used in industries that feature heavy machinery and chemicals, as well as medical and clinical industries.
Frequently asked questions
Coveralls are protective clothing designed to offer protection from chemical, biological, mechanical and other hazards.
Coveralls are a loose-fitting piece of clothing that covers the entire body, minus the head, hands and feet. In comparison, overalls, or dungarees, are sleeveless and worn over the torso and legs using a bib-and-brace design.
Yes, you’ll generally still wear normal clothes under your coveralls, as the coverall material can often be thick and uncomfortable, or even transparent in the case of disposable coveralls.
Tom Stelzer is a writer for Finder specialising in personal finance, including loans and credit, as well as small business and business loans. He has previously worked as a freelance writer covering entertainment, culture and football for publications like FourFourTwo and Man of Many. He has a Master of Media Arts and Production and Bachelor of Communications in Journalism from the University of Technology Sydney.
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