WIW: Dress Over Pants

Hi Ladies,

We are easing into Spring and today has been our warmest day so far at 25 celcius. I seem to run cold and often get it wrong this time of year either ending up too hot or too cold. Today I managed a good balance.

Draped Dress over skinny leg pants, D'Orsay flats and minimal silver jewelry.
I did wear a jacket to work but left it off for the day and the trip home.

I feel I look a bit 'brickish' in this. As much as I love the dress, I really don't think it's my most flattering. It tends to look better with a another layer (jacket, cardigan) over it. Truth be told I would really feel better in a heel but I am super busy at the moment so flats are good, and I love these shoes and don't want to leave them languishing in my closet.

Thanks for looking and your feedback always very much appreciated.

xxx Deborah

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20 Comments

  • Lyn D. replied 3 years ago

    Actually I find without a jacket very flattering Deborah- the bare skin does the trick beautifully :)

  • lyn67 replied 3 years ago

    Thumbs up from me! looks great without a jacket, too!

  • kkards replied 3 years ago

    wow, i really like this. love the D'Orsay flats with this, i think they complete this outfit. 

  • Deborah replied 3 years ago

    Thanks so much Lyn D, Lyn67 and kkards! I was having one of "those" days. My arms haven't seen the light of day since about May and I was sure someone had swapped my arms for the arms of a middle aged woman when I wasn't looking lol!! And time to shift some of that lovely winter padding:)

  • shevia replied 3 years ago

    Looks great to me too - including your arms!

  • Aquamarine replied 3 years ago

    I think this is perfect as is and wouldn't change a thing! Transition dressing is SO difficult but I think you have achieved a perfect balance while staying true to your style.

  • Windchime replied 3 years ago

    Lovely early summer look, Deborah! Your shoes look great with your skinny pants, and it's nice to see a bit of skin between the pants and the shoes.

    I'm also admiring the proportions of your quite-stunning silver pendant with the dress.

  • Deb replied 3 years ago

    Yet another great example of your style Deborah. I love the way you've put this outfit together and wouldn't change a thing. I was just thinking about what I'll wear in the morning, and I haven't done all black for a while....you've motivated me to do an all black look tomorrow. Your hair is fabulous too!

  • Joy replied 3 years ago

    A fabulous look exactly as styled. I could see you rocking similar pieces all in light neutrals to echo the colors in your hair.

  • jackiec replied 3 years ago

    You do dress over pants to perfection! That is an absolutely stunning pendant as well. I love the simplicity of this outfit. You look fab - not brickish in the least! Love the phrase "flats are my good"... must remember that one ;)

  • Transcona Shannon replied 3 years ago

    I don't recall ever seeing such a stylish brick - lol! Seriously, this looks fabulous on you Deb and I see nothing unflattering at all. Love it!

  • Sara L. replied 3 years ago

    I love this look!  The long necklace looks great with the dress.  I like the shoes but I frequently feel a little short/stumpy as well when I wear flats with certain outfits.

  • catgirl replied 3 years ago

    I feel the same in my similar Allsaints dress, but I think IRL the movement of the dress prevents any brickishness!  This is a very nice and very you look.

  • Firecracker replied 3 years ago

    This is a beautiful outfit on you, Deborah. Another vote for no jacket here. I like it as is! I also love the flats with this outfit. The d'Orsay cut shows a lot of skin, which I find really flattering and leg-lengthening on you.
    Are these your new pants? Or are the ones you're replacing? (Or something different?)

  • shedev replied 3 years ago

    I think this is flattering Debra.

  • An replied 3 years ago

    I really like this on you Deborah. Is that a Metallicas dress? Inspirational as usual :-).

  • Thistle replied 3 years ago

    Fabulous and flattering. I don't see brickish at all.

    Love the way you layered the dress over the pants. Practical and stylish!

  • TraceyLiz65 replied 3 years ago

    I don't see brickish..I do love the column of black with a beautiful necklace.

  • Day Vies replied 3 years ago

    I was thinking of you as I put together the outfit in my most recent post. I like the dress over pants formula on you. I see what you mean about "brickish" but I think the cap sleeves minimize that as do the subtle curve of your hips. I think it's very flattering. I don't think you need a topper but if you feel better wearing one then by all means I trust your eye for your own silhouette. Marking as a favorite. 

  • JenniferAnne replied 3 years ago

    I think this is very flattering on you! The whole look is working for me.

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