March 10th, 2009
You don’t have to stop wearing your favorite dresses when it’s cold out. Simply protect your legs from the cold by pairing your warm weather dress with a set of pants. Here’s how to get the dress-over-pants look:
1. Start with your basic dress. Knee length styles work well, as do minidresses that are asking for a bit of extra leg coverage.
2. Slip on a pair of pants. Straight leg pants are the way to go here; a wider leg would take away from the tailored look.
3. Add a hip length blazer to give the outfit a touch of sophistication. If you live in a colder climate, substitute the blazer for a more appropriate cold weather coat (and/or layer a sweater in between).
4. Finish off the outfit with a pair of pumps and a patterned bag. Notice how the brown brings out the warmth in the navy blue dress, and how the smart black and white pattern on the bag really pops against the tailored outfit.
How would you wear a dress over pants? Share your style with us in the comments!