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Skirts Over Dresses

J.Crew dress and belt, Banana Republic skirt and bracelet, Tiffany & Co. Rubedo interlocking circles pendant c/o, Jimmy Choo heels, clutch-gift from London from my aunt (from Accessorize), and Fendi selleria cat eye sunglasses

Last weekend I was catching up with some magazines my cousin brought from London and I could not help but noticing celebrities wearing skirts over dresses. At first glance I thought the look was kind of odd but I was intrigued and drawn to Blake Lively’s’ outfit. She is wearing a cream lace Valentino dress with a powder blue skirt on top. The look is feminine, pretty, and she pulls off this trend exceptionally well.  

And while Diane Kruger’s look is not exactly my style, she looks fashion forward in a Derek Lam floral shirt dress and black and white striped skirt. I also like the clash of prints and the pop of color with her sandals.

Karolina Kurkova’s outfit, on the other hand, is a great example of how not to wear a skirt over a dress. The maroon pattered sheer dress paried with the metallic skirt just isn’t working, maybe because the dress is too baggy and the skirt is too tight and the entire outfit seems a bit mismatched.

I decided to go a bit conservative and paired up a polka dotted dress with a simple black pencil skirt. I like this skirt over the dress because only a little bit of the dress is peeking out of the bottom of the skirt. Also the colors are complimentary and the styles of the skirts are similar too.  

What do you think of skirts over dresses? 

Reader Comments (12)

and here i was feeling so bored because i thought i had seen everything. thank you naina for posting something inspiring and different out there in blog land!


April 19, 2012 | Unregistered Commentersami


April 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterNaina @ STYLE'N

I love this!

April 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJuggling Chic

You wear the look well! Love your outfit the best. Truly, you would look great wearing a brown paper bag.

April 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHamptontoes

Some of the looks are kind of iffy, but you did a fantastic job pairing your polka dot dress with a black skirt. You look very classy. 🙂

April 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRia

I feel like I'd look bulky rocking this look, but you look so chic!
xo Josie

April 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJosie

I don't know if I could pull it off, but I really like how you did it – very classy variation on it!

April 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAlison

You look great trying this trend! However, I am personally not feeling it! Again, looks amazing on you and Blake…but not so much on the others…

April 20, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterpirya

you nailed it! i bookmarked blake lively's for inspiration– i want to try but cant think of 2 good pieces that i have. Looove the t&co necklace 🙂

April 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJaime

You pulled it off nicely! I love Blake Lively's look the best.

April 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAracely

Naina, I love how this looks on you! And so innovative, what a great idea!!

April 22, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterlissy

I love the way you've done it! I need to give this a try now!

April 26, 2012 | Unregistered Commentera stylized hysteria

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