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Trending 10 March 2022

Dress Over Pants: Bring Back the 2000s

Spice up your look with the comeback of the 00s’ dress over pants trend.

If you can’t decide whether to wear a dress or pants, why not do both? Retro, quirky and chic - all in one outfit with the dress over pants trend. Although it sounds like a difficult one to pull off, it is actually a styling trick that any girl can rock. Dress over pants is all over Instagram, runways and red carpets, so your turn to jump on now! Dive in with Team Monde’s recommending looks with every budget!


Words By Thuy Nguyen

Luxe

Starting off with the Luxe look, we want to transform this retro trend with a modern twist. Zimmermann has been known for romantic silhouettes and patterns that really honour and cherish femininity.

It’s elegant yet daring – such a girl boss energy we see here! This ‘Dancer’ mini dress has nailed it all. It has a dreamy and princess-core silhouette yet the belt is a striking point of classiness.

We suggest styling a mini dress with pop colours or bold patterns with a pair of white pants that neatly and comfortably embraces you.

The silky effect from the dress and the shiny fishing of cady from Max Mara’s pants work smoothly and gorgeously together.

Aiming for a classy look for the outfit means consideration of fabric effect harmony. We are definitely looking for a soft and sleek finish for the outfit.

To keep the dress the star of the show, accessories are kept simple to complement the dress. One of the tips is to keep the colour palette of your outfit consistent.

Jacquemus’ white shoulder bag and Christian Louboutin’s beige pumps do the job just right. And don’t forget a statement piece of jewellery to boost your chic dress over pants look!

Zimmermann Dancer Belted Floral-print Silk and Linen-blend Organza Mini Dress, $1,100, Net-A-Porter

Less

For the less look, the spotlight belongs to Dazie’s Summer Soliste Midi Dress – a refreshing green floral offer.

Dazie holds many simple and casual silhouettes and patterns with a dash of retro and trendy essence. It is perfect for an iconic street-style aesthetic, and of course, to play around with some layering tricks, like dress over pants.

Although it is a midi dress, the front hem split makes it work exactly like a shirt, except longer!

To pair up with this dress, jeans are the way to go for this casual outfit. We suggest a comfortably fitting pair of ankle mom jeans.

The flowy and soft look of the dress makes an interesting combination with the defining and structural elements. It seems like it would make a clash yet complement and harmonize with each other.

As a bonus point, jeans can give you a wide range of colour palette choices.

Also from Dazie, the pair of green square-toe heels match the shade of the dress. Subtle chic details in accessories like square toes, cat-eye sunglasses, statement and quirky jewellery are the final touch to keep the outfit trendy and also reflect your personal style.

Dazie Summer Soliste Midi Dress, $99.99, The Iconic

Low

For our low outfit, we are giving the ASOS Design’s simple black slip sundress a new look by styling it with this dress over pants trend.

The dress itself is flattering by the way it embraces and defines your body. It is a youthful and trendy silhouette like the many other styles the brand offers, but we’re here to bring it back to the 2000s.

What else can be more iconic than the popular late 90s, early 00s flare pants with the classic wave print, which are super retro yet relevant!

To boost your Low dress over pants outfit, definitely go all out with colours or patterns for the pants – go pop and go bold! ASOS has got your back with the many options to choose from, from vivid colours to nostalgic prints.

This outfit can easily fall into the Y2K trend with the help of just the right accessories.

The chunky platform heels with pin-buckle fastening undoubtedly give the hint of the preppy aesthetic.

We also can not forget the colourful beaded jewellery that had a huge moment last year. And lastly, a bold red heart-shaped crossbody bag by Monki complete our recommended low look with a loud, playful final touch.

ASOS Design Mini Slip Sundress in Black, was $36 now $28.80, ASOS