If you have lots of summer dresses that you’re worried you only got one or two wears out of the last few months, do not fear; their life is not over yet. This trend from the 90’s allows us to recycle summer dresses and use them as a layering technique over the winter months. This trend is for the daring, a lot of people may question you but I say just commit to it and be bold! The technique is simple: layer your dress over a pair of jeans or leggings. This look is simple yet could easily go horribly wrong so I have some tips for this look:

  1. keep the jean clean, no bulky fastenings that you might see under the dress
  2. if wearing an oversized dress make the jeans oversized too, like a crop flare for added effect
  3. when wearing a long fitted dress keep the leg of your jeans fitted too or it could end up looking frumpy
  4. match the colour of your dress to your trousers for a two-piece look

Here I have gone with a straight leg denim in pale blue to contrast against the black of the dress. This dress is ideal to be worn over jeans because it has a beautiful lace trimmed side split which can be appreciated next to the pale denim. I’ve worn it with simple sandals to keep the look quite casual but if I wanted to make this look ready for a night out I could easily add a barely there heel and instantly the look is night-out ready.


Topshop Dress *similar* | Topshop Jeans | All Saints Leather Jacket | Topshop Scarf | Zara Bag | Topshop Sandals | Accessorize Sunglasses


  1. October 16, 2016 / 18:49

    I love how dresses look over jeans, I used to do this when I was a child and no one really got it and still do it to this day. Glad to see I am not the only one who does it! Lovely photos 🙂 RLotour xx

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