how to wear a dress over pants

how to wear a dress over pants

Kimba Likes | wearing dress over pants

I’m sharing an easy peasy lemon squeezy way to increase your outfit options.  It’s perfect for our trans seasonal Australian weather too.

Pop on a dress over pants.  Yep, it’s as easy as that.  It’s also bang on trend.

It’s the perfect way to wear a dress that is a little bit short too.  Click here for more style tips on that

Lots of favourite summer skirts and dresses can be winterised by popping a pair of pants underneath.  Check out a few outfits where I’ve done exactly that.

Kimba Likes | wearing dress over pants

dress over pants | swing dress

I’m wearing Ruby & Lilli Karen black swing dress over my Shop Kimba Likes Rupert Printed Pants, teamed with gifted Planet Shoes Echo ankle boots and a Sussan cropped jacket from the wardrobe archives.

I also have the Karen dress in stripes (click here to check it out).

This style is fabulous in summer, but the swing style and hi lo hem lend itself perfectly to a dress over pants style.

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dress over pants | print clash & skinnies

I love this summer dress, winterised with skinny jeans and a Breton tee, so much I wrote a whole post about it!

Click here to check it out

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dress over pants | tough pretty

A pair of distressed skinny jeans takes a pretty lace frock from evening to day.

For cooler weather, add a leather biker jacket and ankle boots.

Kimba Likes | wearing dress over pants

dress over pants | keeping it tonal

It’s the Rupert pants again; this time with the Mim Shirtdress from Shop Kimba Likes.

I’m wearing the Rupert pants in a size down so I could wear them leggings style.  They’re so much better than leggings though.  The fitted waistband with side zip means they stay in place, and the fabric with proper hems makes them look smarter than lycra leggings.

Loving my gifted Planet Shoes Pineberry silver boots too.  So glam!

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dress over pants | layer player

My Country Road shirt dress is super cute by itself, but I love it layered.  I’ve added Little Party Dress Riptide leggings, Motto necktie and H&M printed car coat.

Kimba Likes | my New Zealand holiday style

dress over pants | holiday style

The dress over pants style is a holiday style essential! I always make sure I pack pieces that can be layered under and over, like this super cute PQ Collection frock paired with black skinnies.  Check out my New Zealand holiday style here.

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  • Leanne @ Deep Fried Fruit - 15 April 2017 - 1.35 pm

    I started wearing dresses over pants in recent years (when my knees disappeared in the aging process – LOL). I’m a fan!

  • Michelle Morchella - 15 April 2017 - 4.57 am

    Oh, I really like the combo of jeans and black lace dress. I don’t do that, but some fo you combinations I do like a lot.

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  • jotracey - 14 April 2017 - 4.41 pm

    I love the holiday dress with that fabulous backdrop of Lake Wakatipu. I’ve been doing a bit of the dress over pants thing on holiday in Thailand – when a little more modesty is needed for temples etc. #TeamLovinLifeReplyCancel

  • Kathy Marris - 14 April 2017 - 7.29 am

    Very chic! I like the vibrant print of the holiday dress over the leggings. I do the dress/leggings combo in winter sometimes. 🙂 #TeamLovinLifeReplyCancel

  • Jodie Filogomo - 13 April 2017 - 11.37 pm

    I have to admit that I thought this idea was silly at first! But the more I see it, the more I like it. The 3 of us tried it once on my blog—it didn’t go over terribly well, but that just means I need to try it again!! 🙂

  • writeofthemiddle - 13 April 2017 - 8.49 pm

    I love the dress over pants idea. It’s something I do quite often actually. Love your dress/pants combinations! 🙂 #TeamLovinLifeReplyCancel

  • Norlin Mustapha - 12 April 2017 - 5.43 pm

    I’ve been wearing my shirt dresses as tunics over my pants for work ever since I started working, due to the dress code requirements. Or even the t-shirt dresses over my more tailored pants, with longline cardigans. And then during the summer (or when I’m not working(, those dresses end up being dresses. Double duty clothing. 😉ReplyCancel

  • Bev | Iris May Style - 12 April 2017 - 4.48 pm

    Often dresses are too short on me so I love wearing them over skinnies – you look fabulous in those distressed skinnies by the way – especially with the black! xxReplyCancel

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