Remember when Emma Watson totally freaked the fashion world out by wearing a Christian Dior Couture cocktail dress over pants to The Perks of Being a Wallflower premiere in 2012? And then did it again in another dress-pants hybrid at the 2014 Golden Globes? It took a few seasons, but Emma’s style dare paid off when it became one of the biggest trends of Spring 2015, where dresses worn over trousers were spotted all over the runways, from Giorgio Armani to Giambattista Valli.
Now, more fashion-forward celebs are catching on to the combo and embracing the dress-over-pants trend on the red carpet. From flirty minis paired with slim pants to slouchy dresses worn on top of voluminous trousers, tastemakers like Elizabeth Banks, Solange Knowles and Kiernan Shipka are no longer afraid to style this ultra current silhouette. Take note because copying one of these celeb looks and combining a dress with pants is not only an expert way to make old pieces feel fresh, but it’s also a sophisticated night-out look that will keep you warm this winter.
Click through the slideshow above for celeb-approved tips on how to wear a dress over pants.
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