Trend to Try. The Dress Over Pants Combo


Tights just got a lot of little competition. Why, you ask? Well, pants of all silhouettes are being layered under dresses– giving us style mavens more options when it comes to the art of getting dressed.

dress over pants trend

dress over pants trend

ASOS Sheer Dress \ Express Denim \ Zara Pumps \ Barbas & Zacári Watch \ Zara Handbag \ Fern Stud Earrings (c/o Happiness Boutique)

Don’t believe me?

Then, look at how Kym Ellery layered a ruffled frock over flare trousers to create a look that anchored her resort 2017 collection. The dress took center stage, but the pants gave the outfit a whole new edge and completely effortless vibe. However, the layering doesn’t stop there. At Edun, we saw cropped confections masterfully placed under printed frocks and even the occasional skirt. Even Demna Gvasalia created a matching dress and trouser set in the most amazing powder blue palette for Balenciaga‘s 2017 resort collection. 

With all these styling options, I decided to give my look that casual street vibe that I so often go for by layering a lace dress with a pair of jeans. However, if you have had enough of denim, you can layer your shift with textured leggings like Valentino, or even combine pants with a dress and a skirt (why not layer all three?!) like Phoebe Philo did at Céline. Just remember, like most trends that I offer up to you style mavens, there are so many ways to interpret it, so why not have a little fun?

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