By Alexandra Phanor-Faury

Trend Spotting: Skirts Over Pants

The skirt or dress over pants look has been gaining momentum since the Fall’12 shows featured the questionable pairing. We’ve seen this trend before, but the look never really ever catches on for most of us off-the-runway. While designers like Joseph and Prada envisioned women wearing skirts over pants this fall, this trend continued to pop-up on the recent collections for next spring.

Givenchy Spring’13 skirt slash kilt layered over skinny tuxedo trousers is a fresh silhouette that is minimal, clean and sharp for evening. I also loved the asymmetrical ruffled dress over pants. This pairing doesn’t have to come across too club kid, too ‘90s grunge or too boho, it can be a more grown-up mix of all the above – as seen at Joseph’s perfectly innovative collection for this fall. Joseph did a great job adding a utilitarian twist to the trend for day and night.

Givenchy Spring 2013

Givenchy Spring 2013

Joseph Fall 2012

Joseph Fall 2012

We spotted a couple of fashion forward Paris Fashion Week attendees working the look. This could mean we’ll be seeing more women wearing this unlikely duo. What do you think of this trend?

 

-Alexandra Phanor-Faury

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Alexandra Phanor-Faury is a married, Haitian-American journalist living in Brooklyn, NY. Alexandra has reported and written about music, fashion, art and celebrities for websites and publications such as i-D, Nylon & NylonGuy, People Magazine & People.com, Courrier International, BlackBook.com, Trace, Giant, Teen Vogue, Page Six Magazine and Bloomingdales’ Little Brown Book.
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