Coveralls vs Overalls: What’s the Difference? Well, some think the only difference is regional: a British word versus an American one, but really the true definitions are that coveralls are a one-piece protective wear worn for heavy, manual work, and overalls are trousers with a bib, holder, and loose straps for use over your normal clothes - they don’t cover the arms. However, in the British workwear industry, the words are interchangeable. Search on a workwear site for either term, and what you’ll get is the definition of ‘overall’ for both (i.e. garment that covers the torso, arms and legs). Whether you call them overalls, coveralls, a jumpsuit, or a boilersuit, it doesn’t entirely matter as long as you get the garment you actually want!
What are the uses of overalls and coveralls? Read more to find out.