With three sightings in the last week alone, is wearing a skirt over your dress a new trend?
Have we missed something? Was there a memo in the spring/summer 2012 handbook that lifted what we thought was a blanket ban on wearing skirts over dresses?
We thought this was a look that died a death circa 1993, when ‘skorts’ and skirts-over-trousers were also shelved (for good reason), but it turns out we were wrong.
Making an improbable comeback with three sightings this month already, skirts over dresses (hereafter known as the SOD) seems to be a new micro-trend creeping into the wardrobes of some of fashion’s most trusted style leaders and against all odds, the finished look of this potential mish-mash can be rather effective.
‘Gossip Girl’ actress Blake Lively kicked off the movement on February 1 by when she stepped out in a cream lace Valentino dress, with a powder blue skirt over the top. It looked pretty and feminine: so far, so successful.
But for every style success story there’s a fashion failure, and Karolina Kurkova’s baggy burgundy and grey croc concoction threatened to end it all for the SOD as soon as it had begun.
That is until Diane Kruger stepped in to save the day. Teaming a beautiful Derek Lam floral shirt-dress with a monochorome striped skirt, the SOD was immediately back on the fashion radar.
So what’s the verdict? We think, watch this space. The perfect vehicle for mixing textures, clashing prints and combining bright colours, the look has got street style written all over it, and with the fashion weeks about to get in full swing and style favourite Kruger leading the charge, it’s sure to find it’s way into your wardrobe soon.