Project – Trend: Pants With Tails

The evolution of the skirt-over-pants trend

Text: Ioanna Karagiorgou


Dresses over pants was a very popular trend the past season. The effect of layering and the advantage of the various lengths the trend provides, takes a new form for next Fall, as the designers showed in their collections for A/W 2013.

Tailored trousers are not now worn with long, structured skirts over them, but they are now being combined with blouses, shirts and skirts with long trains.

This look can be both casual and formal, while providing a change from the classic way of layering pieces. Jason Wu, Vera Wang, Mary Katrantzou and Antonio Berardi were some of the designers who introduce that dramatic silhouette.

Mary Katrantzou

Jason Wu

Antonio Berardi

Vera Wang

Jason Wu