A few days ago Kanye West, a famous rapper was spotted at a New York concert wearing skirt over pants, and within minutes his photos were all over. Kanye is one of those people with experimental sense of fashion and do not fear trying out anything. This is good because at least he has given the skirt-over-pants style the publicity it needed.
Well, skirt over-pants-style has been there for a little while now, just that people were not so keen on trying out at first. Personally I find this style a trendy, versatile and classic piece that every woman should have in her closet.
Skirts worn over pants are the new unconventional alternative way of dressing up. If you are thinking of glamorizing your day look, this can be one way of reinforcing a change in your fashion sense.
Watching Style channel, I realized that most fashion houses have embraced this style and have featured in their pre-spring/summer 2013 collections. The designs of skirt over pants made by the big names like Marc Jacobs and Roksanda Ilincic, have hit the runways and people like the designs.
At the Louis Vuitton fashion show, they decided to work with heavy wool dresses that almost reached model’s ankles, leaving only a hint of trouser leg peeking out below hem lines. Raf Simons drove the message home with his debut Couture collection for Christian Dior, pairing neat little puff ball dresses and strapless gowns, split at the front to the waist, over perfectly tailored black cigarette trousers.
Other designers who have showcased their work in skirt over pants are Dries Von Noten, Chanel and Rag & Bone.
The good thing with this style is that it can work either way; a skirt or a dress. One of the Hollywood favorites Emma Watson was sported in a black dress worn over clean cut black pants, and boy dint she look timelessly chic!
Each designer has come up with different clean cut, on how the entire skirt/dress over pants should be worn, and I must say they look divine!
This trend also comes with a few rules so as not to look totally out of sync.
Skirt/dress worn over pants suit events like cocktails, parties, weddings and the sort; up to now, no one has been convinced that this style is suited for work environment. So don’t try it out for the office if you are not sure what your bosses will say about it.
This style can be accessorized with almost anything. You can throw a scarf around your neck if it is a chilly evening or a boyfriend jacket. Shoes here will depend on the fabrics of your outfit; heavy wool looks good with wedges and gladiator heels, while the soft fabrics blend well with ballet flats and kitten pumps. Leather wear can be worn with boots. As for the bags, it all depends with the occasion, never carry a clutch bag during the day and the totes do not look good for an evening theme either. Merry Christmas!