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How to Wear a Dress Over Jeans

by Julie Chiem


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If there’s one thing we’ve learned from street style, it’s that unexpected styling always catches our eye. This season, one of the hottest trends we’ve seen style stars rocking are dresses over jeans. The two pieces team up to create a fresh and cool look, and it’s a great layering option for cooler weather. At first glance, the trend may seem hard to pull off, but it’s actually very easy — trust us.

Starting with the dress, choose one that’s light and flowy. Versions we’re loving right now include silk camisole midis, sheer floral prints, and maxi styles with slits. Next, slip on a pair of jeans. This is where it can get tricky, so you have to make sure you choose the right shape. For good measure, a relaxed silhouette should always be balanced with one that’s structured. Choose a straight leg or a slim fit with an ankle or cropped hem. Here, the hint of leg really keeps the look polished and streamlined. The result is a romantic, carefree, and effortless Fall outfit. It’s the perfect way to make a Summer piece feel appropriate for Fall.

There’s no denying that a dual-purpose piece is worth investing in. Master the genius look now with the outfit inspiration ahead.


Style a slit maxi dress over ankle length jeans with a pair of strappy black heels.

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Keep the layers light and fresh with an ethereal chiffon maxi dress with white cropped jeans and red mules.

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Pull off a high-street look by styling a stripe dress over a mesh tee, cropped jeans, and a warm coat.

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Go chic and sporty with a silk camisole dress over a white tee, cuffed jeans, and sneakers.

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Create a romantic and feminine vibe with a floral dress over jeans and a pair of mules.

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