How to look great in the dress-over-pants look over 40

My first dress-over-pants ensemble was red and blue

When I was a kid, I liked the pants under dress look. I was so happy when I got a dress-plus-pants combination in jersey. The dress was red and blue colored blocked and the pants were blue. Later I got my sister’s corduroy dress-pants combination as a hand-me down. I loved the sleek look of the ensemble. A belt defined the wist. Well sometimes one gets a hand-me down that is just awesome. Back then in the 70s, the look was that both items were made from exactly the same fabric. Back then you wouldn’t put the look together of two different pieces. This means the look has changed tremendously.

Today the dress-over-pants look requires two items that weren't bought as an ensemble for that look. #modernstyle #trendsover40 Click To Tweet
#fashionover50 Back view of dress worn over pants
Back view of Liz Clairborne denim dress with belt worn over J Brand skinnies with Anne Klein pumps, Jaeger tote and Festina watch (all own)

Denim-dress over skinnies for a trendy look

Here I paired my skinnies with my denim dress for a cool and rainy pre-fall day. I wonder why I did not come up with this outfit earlier than recently. I have both items in my closet for a while already. LOL.

#fashionover40 older woman in dress over pants look in all denim
Liz Claiborne denim dress worn over J Brand skinnies with statement belt, DIY necklace, DIY cuff, Festina watch, Hermes collier de chien cuff, Anne Klein logo open-toe pumps, and Jaeger tote (all own)
#advancedfashion Side view of older woman in dress with jeans outfit
Side view of Liz Claiborne dress worn over J Brand jeans with DIY necklace, DIY cuff, Hermes collier de chien bangle, Festina watch BCBG belt, Anne Klein open-toe brand logo pumps and Jaeger tote (all own)

Do do like the dress-over-pants trend? How do you rock this look? Link your examples up in addition to your OOTD. I am curious and eager to see your looks.

#fashionDIY DIY necklace
Zoom-in on the DIY necklace

Top of the World Style linkup-party

A big thank-you for making last week’s linkup a big, great party. The Readers’ Fav OOTD goes to the link you clicked the most, which was Shian’s from The Fashion Investigator. My fav OOTD was the modern interpretation of Coco Chanel‘s signature look by Lauren whose nickname is Elle from Elments of Style.

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Shian and Elle got the titles Top of the World OOTD Readers’ Fav and My Fav, respectively. Congrats, ladies. Photos from their posts

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