How to Style – A Dress Over Pants

You will have seen this trend doing the rounds on Instagram. Net-a-Porter has even devoted an entire edit to it.  It is of course wearing a dress over your jeans. Now you know what we say about trends, they aren’t for everyone, but if you are into interesting combo’s and artful layering you might like to give this a go.

Flower Power


Dress: H&M

Pants: Sportsgirl

Shoes: MR by an Repeller

Bag: Gucci

Why it Works: The magic of this look is that you don’t have to restrict yourself to just jeans; a dress can work well with any type of trousers. Here I picked up one of the colours in the floral print with my trousers and also balanced the full cut of the dress against a skinny leg. The other great thing about this floaty dress is that no one will know if you undo your trousers after eating too much cake.


Weekend Luxe


Dress: Gorman

Jeans: Seed Heritage

Shoes: Vintage Chanel

Bag: Vintage

Why it Works: A dress with buttons looks great over more detailed jeans or trousers. Leave the bottom buttons undone to reveal more of what you have got on underneath.


Goodnight Geisha


Dress: Kenzo x H&M

Pants: H&M

Shoes: Miu Miu

Sunglasses: Vintage

Why it Works: Do you have an evening dress that is a little too short? Pair it with trousers! Trousers add a touch of sophistication to a dress which may be more sultry on its own.

Emma Batchelor

Emma Batchelor

As well as a near obsessive interest in fashion, Emma is a former scientist, occasional contemporary dancer, avid reader and self-confessed cat lady (she has three). Emma lived in Leiden in the Netherlands as a baby and Leiden ought to have been her middle name had her mother thought of it at the time and not chosen Louise instead.

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