Why I'm Pro Dress Over Pants (And You Should Be Too)

The dress-over-pants trend has taken quite a bit of flak over the last couple of years. While it may seem like a man-repelling choice to stick a long frock on top of your pants, I'm here today to prove that this tricky layering combination is actually one of the chicest in all the land.  

Scroll down for seven reasons why you should embrace the dress-over-pants trend!

It's Olsen-Approved

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The Row

Seriously, this look from The Row's S/S 15 runway is everything. I'd wear this every day if I could. The slits that extend above the waistline are the perfect flash of skin—like the new cutout dress.

You Can Make it Match

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Vanessa Jackman

Everyone loves a stylish matching set, so why not make it a dress-and-pants combo and be done with it?

Photographed: Nicole Warne

It Doesn't Matter If You're Short

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Stockholm Street Style

Click for more trends short girls should embrace.

Ideal For Standing Out on a Red Carpet

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Getty Images

Emma Watson's been sporting the dress-over-pants trend since 2012. 

Work-to-Party Perfect

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Getty Images

Caroline Issa's interpretation of the trend is effortless. She layered a mini brocade dress over slim trousers for a low-key look.

The Answer to All of Your Unwearable Sheer Dresses

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Getty Images

This one goes out to all the girls who have ever bought a dress only to realize it's see-through. Problem solved.

Casual and Comfortable

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Style Du Monde

It's cold, so why not wear your favorite sweater dress with sleek leather pants underneath. Seems like an obvious choice, no?

Scroll down to shop a few dress and pants pairings!

Top: Mason by Michelle Mason Cutout Stretch-Crepe Mini Dress ($400)
Bottom: Mango Textured Straight-Cut Trousers ($100)

Top: Karla Spetic Lorelei Cutout Silk Crepe De Chine Dress ($605)
Bottom: Zara Creased Wide Trousers ($60)

Top: Topshop High Neck Tunic Dress ($75)
Bottom: MSGM Cotton-Pique Wide-Leg Pants ($445)

Top: M Missoni Stretch-Jersey Mini Dress ($325)
Bottom: River Island Khaki Palazzo Pants ($70)


Would you wear a dress over your pants? Sound off in the comments!