Real peo­ple do it!

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There is no nice way of putting this, so I’ll get straight to the point: Yes, real peo­ple are wear­ing dun­ga­rees.

‘‘I wear them all the time,’’ says Rebecca Hall, 21, an East Lon­don shop as­sis­tant who proves that if you’re young, slim and pretty you can look good in any­thing. ‘‘It’s like go­ing back to my child­hood.’’

Keira Knight­ley wore dun­ga­rees when she flew off to France to get mar­ried.

Heidi Klum, Pixie Lott, Se­lena Gomez and (in­evitably) Alexa Chung have all been pho­tographed in their denim dun­ga­rees. Lind­say Lo­han has been seen work­ing a pair in black and tan linen, and the streets of Eng­land are awash with them.

This is more than enough for an­thro­pol­o­gists, fash­ion ex­perts, and me, to con­clude they are the most fash­ion­able thing to wear this sea­son. The fact I also hap­pen to think they’re the most un­flat­ter­ing thing you could do to your­self since the puff­ball skirt is nei­ther here nor there.

But if you in­sist, the rules are as fol­lows: leather or cot­ton is less Dexys Midnight Run­ners than denim. Most of the celebri­ties men­tioned above are do­ing denim, and de­spite be­ing ge­net­i­cally blessed, theylook like they’re just off the plane from Idaho and have lost their pitch­fork.

Shoes should be chunky and flat. Legs should be bare or in black opaques. You should prob­a­bly wear a T-shirt un­derneath, un­less you’re Se­lena Gomez and keen to show off your bra.

And, ac­cord­ing to one fash­ion edi­tor, ‘‘black, or printed, leather or denim, they’re chic and eas­ier to pull off than a jump­suit’’.

Hi­lary Rose/The Times

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