Trend To Try: Dress Over Pants

Dress over pants outfitDress over pants featuring The Iconic Sass side split tunic

A dress over pants?? Say what?!

black leather jacket and pantsDress over pants wearing Caterina Pu trousers from The IconicWearing black leather Caterina Pu pants from Boohooall black outfit wearing dress over pantsBlack strappy heels, leather pantsBlack leather jacket, Sass side split tunic from The IconicAll black outfit, dress over pants featuring The Iconic and BoohooWearing black long tunic from The Iconic

Wearing: Boohoo Leather Look Pants, Sass Tunic Top, Leather Jacket (Old – Similar here.

I admit it is one of those trends that can have people feeling slightly confused. Yes, they are both perfectly capable items on their own and no, they do not need each other in order to exist, but I kind of like the fact that wearing a dress over pants is a little unconventional.. plus why wouldn’t you want to extend the life of your dresses to all year round!

A couple of things I would consider when trying the trend (because unfortunately we can’t all be like style queen Margaret Zhang, who manages to pull off the dress over pants look EVERY SINGLE TIME!!) 
I think it’s important to keep the hemline of the dress uneven, either an asymmetrical cut or a side split would work, it just makes it a little less obvious that the dress is not really designed to go over pants. In saying that I would also stick to a looser/flowy style of dress too.  
A fairly neutral colour palette for both the dress and the pants would work best also, the style is already going to be a bit of a statement so bright colours and patterns may be a bit too much. 
Play around with different types of pants to see what suits you, a wide leg style can work just as well as a skin tight pair. It may take a bit of trial and error to find the style that works for you but that is part of the fun right?!

What do you think? Would you try the trend?

Photos by Mon at Little Miss Mon Bon.

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  1. Michelle July 13, 2015

    Always been a fan of the dress over pants/jeans look but now you’ve inspired me to wear the leather trousers! I have wanted to give them a go for a while but wasn’t sure what to wear with them. As I’m not 25 anymore it’s a fine line to look chic in them don’t you think? Love the blog btw….

  2. Anja July 14, 2015

    you look super!
    Amazing pictures in this background!

  3. antela July 14, 2015

    Lovely outfit and amazing pics=)
    KISSES from Italy

  4. alice July 15, 2015

    Simply perfect!

    Alice Cerea,

  5. Cerys July 16, 2015

    So cool,nice jacket

  6. Jiawa July 16, 2015

    Loooove this black on black look!

    Beige Renegade

    • Shedoes July 21, 2015

      Can’t go wrong with black on black! x


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