Tuesday, February 28, 2006

14th St. – Dress Over Jeans

It has been a slow and incredibly painful experiment to watch but I think some girls are finally getting how to wear a dress over jeans. It never seems to work in the summer, so maybe it is just a layering thing to be done in Fall/Winter.

I should have asked this girl how influenced she was by the recent Marc Jacobs show or if a little guy with longish brown hair and new giant glasses had been stalking her right up until fashion week.

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  1. Anonymous

    March 1, 2006 at 12:55 am

    She has a pretty smile but the outfit gives the look of a Bag Lady on the Streets of San Francisco!

  2. The Sartorialist

    March 1, 2006 at 7:03 am

    If she is a SF bag lady then I will trade you our NYC bag ladies anytime.

  3. Meredith

    March 1, 2006 at 12:26 pm

    Dress over jeans never quite looks right, and I don’t think she’s got it, either.

  4. Anonymous

    March 1, 2006 at 3:12 pm

    She looks great!

    And, it would be fun to know where she got all the elements of her outfit. I love the coat and the red big-neck sweater topping it.

    ‘Course, it helps that she’s so young and has such a sweet smile.

    – desertwind

  5. Anonymous

    March 1, 2006 at 3:13 pm

    I agree, she looks pretty good, but I can’t help feeling that she’d look better if she just took the dress off and left the jeans and black coat.

  6. Anonymous

    March 1, 2006 at 3:47 pm

    She’s got the right waifish look for the dress over jeans, but I don’t see that she is pulling it off any better than most who try.

  7. Kristin

    March 1, 2006 at 4:10 pm

    I generally hate this trend, but I agree that she does it better than most. I can look at her without wailing, “Why? For the love of God, WHYYYYY?”

  8. Anonymous

    March 1, 2006 at 4:35 pm

    Dress over jeans can look amazing, but I think her dress is too long & everything is too baggy to be “stylish”. OTOH she’s so cute she could wear anything really. Plus it doesn’t look like she cares too much what we think, which goes a long way towards pulling it off.

  9. flowerchild

    March 2, 2006 at 12:59 am

    her dress is from urban outfitters. I got the long striped tunic.

    i love dresses over jeans! and i love her dress. she’s cute. I would wear it with the blue converse sneakers too.

  10. flowerchild

    March 2, 2006 at 1:03 am

    oooh her vest is from urbun outfitters too. here it is:


    and her dress:


    unrelated but everyone should check out the urbanoutfitters shoe sales rack. great deals on cute wedges that work with vintage outfits.

  11. Anonymous

    March 2, 2006 at 6:00 am

    I love how she’s holding an extra hat, the exact replica of the one she’s wearing but in white. That’s so cute.

  12. p.

    March 2, 2006 at 7:58 am

    actually – she’s holding gloves.

  13. Matt

    March 4, 2006 at 5:55 pm

    She’s cute, but dress-over-jeans looks silly. Either garment would suffice.

    Ive still never seen anyone pull this off, nor for that matter, ever heard a guy praise the look.

  14. F.A.

    March 6, 2006 at 11:34 am

    oy, this is so urban outfitters.

  15. Anonymous

    March 9, 2006 at 2:45 am

    I’m a guy and I think it’s cute

  16. Anonymous

    March 20, 2006 at 1:47 pm

    dress over jeans is like wearing socks and sandals.


    Ladies… please don’t!

  17. Sara

    April 27, 2006 at 6:27 pm

    I think dress-over-jeans is just overkill. A dress, or jeans, but certainly not both.

  18. тәαςαп

    October 21, 2006 at 3:37 am

    I think that dress over jeans only works if the jeans are Skinnies and the dress is short (anything below the knee and it looks like a hobo). Jackets should never be worn with this look, unless it is a short, tailored one.
    The chick in the pic should loose the turtle neck and coat and hem the dress.

  19. Yvette

    October 29, 2008 at 11:49 pm

    how sweet! she pulls it off well.

  20. Anonymous

    June 17, 2009 at 10:33 am

    WOW! I think she has too much layering…….. unless it's REALLY cold outside. But anyways I am wearing a dress over jeans right now in the summer!!!

  21. Anonymous

    May 31, 2010 at 5:01 pm

    I think she looks adorable even though I normally abhor dresses with jeans

  22. HyperMischevious

    December 7, 2010 at 4:01 pm

    Love :)

  23. mommynadz

    January 10, 2011 at 3:52 pm

    sooooo cute!!! she has the right face and body for the look.

  24. Anh

    May 31, 2011 at 7:34 am

    dress over jeans. just wont do it for me

  25. dcinDC

    April 8, 2013 at 11:31 pm

    Glad to see so many people don’t like this. I don’t either. There’s just no reason for it. As early as grade school (around 1965) I didn’t like this. One of the girls came to school wearing pants under a dress – I think she was very poor. I didn’t exactly have the concept of socio-economic differences then, but she was somehow different, and I remember to this day that I felt kind of sad for her- that, and how awful that she had to wear pants under a dress to be warm enough…

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