Wearing Dresses Over Pants: A Fashion Trend I Never Thought Would Make A Comeback
Make way for quarantine uniform 2.0
I have a confession to make. I am an ardent hoarder of loose, baggy tees. I take immense joy in strutting down the men’s section to pick a pile of tees for myself, and honestly, I am not guilty nor do I hold any shame. Now, adding to my few sartorial nuances is the controversial trend that requires me to wear a dress over pants.
And I get it. Pairing a dress over pants or jeans may conjure up images of an outfit that’s rather all over the place with no form. But if styled right, the combo can amp up your sartorial game making you look ready for the front row (it counts for lounging around the house too). If like me, you need a little push to try new trends, then let me be your fashion watchdog. The iconic fictional character Carrie Bradshaw championed the trend way back in Sex And The City; here’s a look at it:
And if you thought that what happens in reel stays in reel, then let me break it down for you. Sarah Jessica Parker was seen roaming out and about on the streets of Rome acing the trend. Here, the actor paired a boho baby-doll dress with grey trousers and boots.
Wearing a dress over pants may seem intimidating, but the key is to avoid tight silhouettes. Mom jeans with a button-down dress? Yes. Skinny jeans with a body-hugging dress? No. And the best part? You don’t need a new addition to your closet, a fancy accessory or shelling out a few bucks to cop the trend. All you need is a loose dress and your usual pair of pants. And voila, you’re done.
Now, coming straight from the runway and the streets of New York, London, Copenhagen and Paris are some looks for inspiration. Swipe through: