Dresses over Jeans/Kimono Toppers

There’s a trend going now for “dresses” (intentionally so – the “dresses” are usually not functional as dresses) or kimonos over jeans.  I’d recommend some version to nearly everyone.

Dresses over pants are a classic line in other countries (aka most of Asia and the Middle East) *because* they’re so universally flattering.   Here’s a few examples of this look:

  • You can vary your dress/kimono length to suit your proportions
  • You can vary your dress/topper fit profile (loose or fitted)
  • Color/style/fabric variations are nearly endless

We’ve all heard the rule of the trend – keep your basic pieces on point, and add the zippy bits that keep you up to date.  Well, this is a great way to do that.   The toppers shouldn’t run you much over $25/$30, so this is not an investment piece – it’s the cherry on top.

Have a little fun!

5 Comments Add yours

  1. Fantastic idea! And autumn is just around the corner here, so it’s a great time to try it out. All your examples have heels, do you think ballet flats would work well with this look?

    1. hearthie says:

      I think your wedges would be a better move, but if you have strappy ballet heels, that could do. You really want the polished effect with your shoes, they should match the topper, not the jeans.

      1. Got it. I’ll give it a try with the wedge sandals.

  2. Renee Fernandez says:

    Can you suggest and send me a link so I can look at this closer. I think this might get me closer to wearing dresses and looking more fashionable. Also looking at the prospect of new employment and this would help.

    1. hearthie says:

      I look forward to hearing about this. Yes, I will send you a picture or three.

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