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Why Not Try a Sheer Dress Over Jeans?

No slip needed.

Photo: Heather Hazzan
Photo: Heather Hazzan

Following a decade of ill-advised dresses over jeans, the outfit as a whole has been unfairly vilified. But as many street-style galleries will prove, it’s possible to revamp it in a fun, modern way. The trick is to get a sheer dress. Yes, sheer. And one with a high leg slit. The jeans serve in place of a slip. It’s both a fashion and a modesty trick.

The leg slit allows you to separate the dress and tuck one edge into your back pocket to show off the jeans. It ends up looking like a long cape-top over jeans rather than a full-on dress. Balance out the heaviness of the dress and the pants with a slick pair of heels. Choose a cropped kick-flare if you’d rather wear a heeled ankle boot.

Photo: Heather Hazzan
Photo: Heather Hazzan

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Fausto Puglisi X Marina Rinaldi Animalistic Print Silk Chiffon Dress
$1,700 at Saks Fifth Avenue

Available in sizes 14W-20W.

Chrissy Teigen x Revolve Brooklyn Maxi
$268 at Revolve Clothing

Available in sizes XXS-L.

Boohoo Plus long sleeve wrap dress in floral
$54 at ASOS

Available in sizes 12-20.

Good American Good Curve High Waist Ankle Straight Leg Jeans
$169 at Good American

Available in sizes 0-22.

Schutz Amelie Boots
$260 at Schutz

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Why Not Try a Sheer Dress Over Jeans?