Perfectly aligned with the “modest dressing” movement and undeniably chic when done right, dresses-over-pants have emerged as the season’s latest obsession. Here we got four easy ways to pull it off—and give new life to a great dress. Try yours.
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The Hero Dress for Day // Though you adore it, you only wear it for special occasions. Not anymore! Denim adds a casual attitude that makes your summer party dress perfect for the office, brunch or cocktails with the girls.
The Lightweight Coat // You may not love the idea of buying a jacket in the middle of spring, but the truth is you need one. Heed our advice and opt for a button down dress instead—in breathable eyelet, Johanna Ortiz’s makes for the perfect midsummer layer.
The Button Down Shirt // An elongated silhouette adds an elegance and formality that can’t be found in a standard oxford. Provided you keep the palette and lines clean, it’s a great opportunity to flaunt your fabulous new pants from Rosie Assoulin.
The Evening Top // These days, cool girls are wearing separates come evening. Unzipped almost all the way and paired with a flat, Maticevski’s off-shoulder dress takes on an easy sophistication—one that looks great on women of all ages.