WIW : Dress over Pants

Hi Ladies,

Trying to get back into a routine of taking photos:).

Dress over pants is probably one of my FFBO. I have been wearing dresses over pants since the 90's lol.

Dress : Motto

Pants : Katie's

Sandals : Kmart

Had a browse around the shops today and it seems suede is one of the key fabrics of our impending Autumn / Winter. Has that been the case in other parts of the world?

Thanks for looking. Comments, suggestions all much appreciated.


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  • Jaime replied 8 years ago

    The soft colors of the dress and cold shoulders look terrific. I have seen tons of suede lately too.

  • Deborah replied 8 years ago

    Thanks Shevia! I love suede and have my eye on a navy suede motto style jacket;)

  • Brooklyn replied 8 years ago

    Looks great Deborah. I love dress over pants. Were you hot? I am baking today. I have noticed the suede thing too. And I saw that motto has a lovely long black (light weight?) Coat with mock suede lapels. Do you know the one I mean? Looks nice...

  • rachylou replied 8 years ago

    That's the best dress!

  • Lucy replied 8 years ago

    I love suede. Not sure how it will pan out in the Brisbane climate though! 

  • Lucy replied 8 years ago

    Though thinking about it, I wore my khaki suede jacket quite a bit   in the three weeks of "winter" we had last year, as it was not as warm as a wool coat... 

  • Deborah replied 8 years ago

    Thanks Brooklyn! And yes tried that jacket on Monday and had to restrain myself from making an immediate purchase lol. It's lovely. It is light weight. It's a fashion piece. It's not for any warmth:)

    Thanks Rachy:)

    Lucy, it's definitely too hot here now so I can't imagine people "feeling" like buying suede at the moment !

  • gryffin replied 8 years ago

    Deborah - gorgeous. That shade of gray is absolutely stunning on you. Great silhouette. Hair looking particularly fabulous today. I love suede as I prefer texture to color. A suede jacket would be marvelous. Can't wait to see what you get!! PS can you send me some of your heat? ;-). I'll trade!!

  • Deborah replied 8 years ago

    Oh Gryffin I would so happily send you some heat:). I'm totally over it. I want my leggings, jackets and boots lol x

  • Helen11 replied 8 years ago

    That's a beautiful pattern in the dress. Righto, off to check the motto website.

  • dakotacheryl replied 8 years ago

    Lovely Deborah...

    I've seen some suede here, but I'm just too prone to getting food or drink on my clothes to buy the real thing...faux, however, is not a problem.

  • replied 8 years ago

    What a great look! The dress looks perfect over the pants. I like the cold shoulder detail and the way it narrows at the hem providing a nice bit of structure.

  • Helena replied 8 years ago

    I think this is my favorite outfit you've ever done. Absolutely gorgeous.

  • viva replied 8 years ago

    I love the dress-over-pants thing when it's well done. Like right here. Beautiful!

  • shedev replied 8 years ago

    Great outfit.

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  • Peri replied 8 years ago

    Beautiful! It doesn't really look dress over pants to me, it looks like fabulous tunic supposed to be worn with pants...like you know better than the store, which comes as no surprise!

    Please do get back in the habit of posting pictures...I never get enough of yours!

  • replied 8 years ago

    what a creative ensemble.  Looks great with your hair!

  • catgirl replied 8 years ago

    FAB!  I've done this with my Gudren Sjoden dress which is a similar shape. :)

  • Lyn D. replied 8 years ago

    Lovely light colour with the black Deborah!
    Now, were is this navy suede jacket you spoke of? :)

  • Deborah replied 8 years ago

    Helen, thank you.  Enjoy browsing the site.

    Cheryl, a lot of what I am seeing is faux but I am noting that its all dry clean only :(

    Diane, thank you.  I love how you always pick up on the design details, you have such a good eye.

    torontogirl, thank you xx

    Viva, thank you.  It's a look I think I will love always.

    shedev, thank you.

    Angie, thank you.

    Peri, thanks so much.  Such a lovely encouragement to remember to take photos.

    Linder51 thank you!  I love playing with proportions.

    AG, yes I could see your outfit would be fab.

    Lyn, thank you!  Jacket is expected in store next week.  Hoping I may get a surprise and find it's arrived today.  Suede pants are in.  Black, Navy and Tan and they are very nice.

  • Joy replied 8 years ago

    This is a great way to wear the dress. Remind me how tall you are. This is very inspiring.

  • Deborah replied 8 years ago

    Thank you Joy.  I am 5ft2 :)

  • Joy replied 8 years ago

    That's what I thought. Thank you. You nail the proportions. I can't use being 5'3" as an excuse.

  • Deborah replied 8 years ago

    Lol, Joy, Im actually a tad shorter than 5ft 2 but easier to round it up.  For an outfit like this, the length of the dress has to be on or just above the knee for it to work on me :)

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