How To Dress 15 Years Younger: Wear Pants Under Your Dress!

Did you ever wish you could just wear a pair of pants under your dress? That way you could hide all of your leg flaws like puffy ankles (if applicable) and not have to worry about wearing stockings? Well now you can! This look from Scoop NYC stopped me in my styling-for-sophisticated-women tracks. I took note and grabbed this picture! You can get away with wearing a sweater dress when you slip on a pair of fluid flare leg pants and your favorite heels. (The model looks so tiny I figure even if I’m twice her size I can look slimmer in this outfit, too.)

Pictured above: Scoop Ribbed Tunic, $325 Derek Lam Jersey Flare Pant, $680 Stuart Weitzman for Scoop EXCLUSIVE Suede Point Toe Pump, $385

The key to this look is to get the proportions right. The sweater dress should hit just above your knee and should be fitted and not over-sized. You may already own a sweater dress like this that fits the bill! I prefer black or dark colored pants for this look, with smaller flare legs that fit smoothly at the waist. Fluid jersey knit or pants with stretch work best – but not cottony yoga pants, please! Slip on a pair of suede pointed pumps or booties and you’re ready to go. A simple cuff bracelet, pendant necklace or scarf will complete your look. Here is an option in case you don’t want to go sleeveless and prefer a lower heel:

Long-Sleeve-Option Rebecca Minkoff Mosaic Mock Neck Dress, $198 Donna Karan New York Fluid Knit Pants, $895 Steven Caraa Suede Pumps, $89

Here is a casual look with stretchy jeans and slim booties:

Casual-option-Sweter Dress-over-Flare-PantsSteven Alan Delevan Dress, $285 Madewell ‘Flea Market’ Flare Jeans (Rollins Wash), $135 Sam Edelman Karen Suede Booties, $120


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You can be totally on-trend this season with this comfortable and covered-up look! – Carol Calacci Image Layouts: FountainOf30

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