Dress-over-pants comes in all variations of length like the tunic (super mini) to below the knee (midi). So to speak the look is always there. However, it is less noted when the shorter variant has its moment. Read how to get the look right for even for the harder to style just above and below knee lengths.
- My first dress-over-pants ensemble was red and blue
- Denim-dress over skinnies for a trendy, modern look
- Try a tunic or mini dress for an unmatched look
- Wrapping up
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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
Denim-dress over skinnies for a trendy, modern look
Here I paired my skinnies with my denim dress for a cool and rainy pre-fall day. When using the same colors you can create a tall, slim look. When going with denim try a different wash for the bottom and top.
Try a tunic or mini dress for an unmatched look
The following photos show dress-over-pants outfit ideas using a floral mini-dress with dress pants. To make the look work use a color that occurs in the print.
Stylist tip: Black is great to ground an outfit.
In a nutshell, apply the same tricks that you use when styling a tunic with pants when you wear a mini dress with your trousers. When going for a denim-on-denim look different washes are best.
You can find further dress-over-pants looks in how I wear my Boho in a modern way. Do do like the dress-over-pants trend? How do you rock this look?
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