Gone are the days when everyone played by the rules in the fashion world. Eons back, people had reservations about too many styles — wearing the same hue from head-to-toe, teaming up dress with pants, and more. Now, the only sartorial rule that holds true is to break all the rules. That said, whoever said you can’t wear pants under a dress is ABSOLUTELY wrong. This fun and modern style, which is also highly functional, has seen the light of day just about a few years back. And we’re glad to confirm that it’s not going out of style anytime soon.
Trend To Try
A big hit among international fashionistas and fashion bloggers, the dress over pants trend had Bollywood celebs follow suit in no time. Apart from the fashion quotient, we’re secretly happy with this trend because every time our waxing is long overdue, wearing stockings is not the only alternative (yay). This trend is also great for when your dress length is not office appropriate or when there’s a cold nip in the air (or when colleagues refuse to reduce the office AC) but you still want to sport your pretty dress. Quite a comfy option, we are sure you are going to embrace this trend too.
How To Style
Think there’s no way to experiment with this trend? Well, we’re taking a cue from our favourite celebrities to prove you wrong! Try this trend by working various silhouettes and patterns. For a casual take on the dress over pants fad, team up your shirtdress over a pair of distressed jeans. You can also wear your off-the-shoulder dress (like Aditi Rao Hydari) over a pair of leggings for a fun day out. Check out how Miss Padukone has carried off the knotted wrap dress over a pair of palazzo pants with another once-frowned-upon trend: the red and pink combo. A pair of jeans with a sheer and floral embroidered dress like Shraddha Kapoor will give you an edgy.
If you think it looks a tad tomboyish, then work a dress with polka dots (like Sonam Kapoor), ditsy prints and high-slits in over slim-fit pants. Another way to rock this trend is by trying a matching dress and pants set. You need not restrict to pairing short dresses over pants alone. Go casual like Anushka Kapoor by working a midi/maxi dress over your pants. We suggest you try something like Alia Bhatt for a dressier event, an asymmetrical dress over a straight-fitted loose pants. Take a cue from your fave fashionistas who’ve stepped out in the dress over pants combo, and don’t hold back.