The Dresses-Over-Pants Look |

The Dresses-Over-Pants Look

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Wearing a dress over trousers sounds like the sort of sartorial faux pas we last made as teenagers, but the look has officially had a cool-over for this season after designers including The Row showcased it on the catwalks.

Layering a dress over cropped or flared pants is now the ultimate in chic city dressing, popular with street stylers and smart enough for work when teamed with chunky flats and pared-back accessories. Bonus: remember these statement pieces can also be worn alone, so you’re getting more style bang for your buck.   

Whether you play into the co-ord trend with a sleeveless tunic over matching ankle-skimmers or opt for a floaty, printed number over of-the-moment ’70s flares, this is officially the best way to style pants for SS15. 


Long Tunic, £29.99 | Zara

Maui Lace Shirt Dress, £125 | French Connection

Clean Ribbed Tunic and Cropped Trousers, £78 | Topshop

Pascal Washed-Silk Tunic, £400 | Equipment 

Pleated Black Dress, £59 | Cos

Side Split Ribbed Midi Dress, £34 | Topshop

Contrast Hem Dress, £115 | Cos

Long Cady Wrap Shirt, £945 | Rosetta Getty 

Printed Tunic, £29.99 | Zara

Sundown Border Drape Dress, £150 | French Connection

Embroidered Tunic Dress, £49.99 | Zara 

Nurita Crepe Tunic, £250 | Theory 

Panel Contrast Dress, £19.99 (was £49.99) | Mango

Cotton Twill Shirt Dress, £69 | Cos

T-Back Halterneck Satin-Crepe Dress, £648 | Edun

Black High Neck Shift Dress, £48 | Atterley

Tunic With Slits, £29.99 | Zara 

Day Breeze Cotton-Voile Midi Shirt Dress, £130 | DAY Birger Et Mikkelsen

Flowy Striped Dress, £39.99 | Mango

Embroidered Crepe Tunic, £450 | Edun

Downton Frill Crepe Dress, £140 | French Connection

Draped Layer Dress, £69 | Cos

Roll Neck Midi Dress, £42 | Warehouse

Pascal Washed-Silk Tunic, £400 | Equipment

Long Split Back Tunic, £30 | Love

Two Tone Dress, £29.99 | Zara  

Alex V-Neck Dress, £160 | Whistles