The concept of wearing a dress over denim has always been intriguing but for some reason, I never really felt comfortable pulling it off. It's one of those things that you think looks great on others but you would probably never be confidently able to pull it off (I'm still looking at you Lady Gaga and your meat dress). So this past weekend, my lover man and myself went out of town to meet up with some pals, and I said "EFF IT" and wore a dress over jeans. It was a risky move considering I couldn't just come home and change if I felt like it. So here are some tips I managed to keep in mind to make it work:
Keep it simple - start with a non-patterned dress or a dress of a solid color with a little bit of texture. Black is my go-to color for trying something out for the first time.
Watch the length - don't wear too short of a dress over jeans where it ends up looking like you're just wearing a long shirt and don't wear a dress too long that it looks like you're just wearing denim socks. I think the perfect length is anywhere right above the knee to right below the knee
Watch the shape - don't wear a form fitted dress! Try sticking to things considered the "shirt-dress".
Eyes on the shoe - actually what I meant to say is, don't bring the eyes to the shoe. Don't wear super high heels or anything that adds too much height to something you're already playing with lengths to. I'd say some kitten heels, sneakers, or loafers are acceptable or even some sandals. If you want to add a tall chunky heel you might want to keep it to a simple solid color to not bring attention to too many height differences (you're already playing with proportions).
Get jiggy with it - aka don't be uncomfortable or intimidated, you look rad as shit!
Ruffle Shirtdress - Banana Republic (similar in link) | Black leather handbag - Coach | shoes: Old Skool Vans | Levis - Thrifted