Thursday, December 3, 2020

How To Wear Pants Under Dresses

 Pants Under Dresses and Catching Up


Hello everyone!  I hope this post finds you having enjoyed an excellent Thanksgiving and presently looking forward to the Christmas holiday. I took a break from blogging for a few days and am ready to share some new styling with you and a little bit of this and that to catch up. I hope you will let me know all about your Thanksgiving and current activities in the comments. 

So, what are your thoughts on wearing pants with dresses? I must admit that this is a trend I have been in favor of for awhile although I have been a bit shy about styling the look. I have so many pretty dresses, though, that I love and want to wear during winter. And while leggings and tights can be worn with dresses in the colder months, nothing keeps my legs as warm and are as comfortable as pants in my opinion. And so, I am embracing pants with dresses. The first pics you see are of a blue striped shirt-style dress that I found on Thredup. The brand is one I've never heard of before called "Pinch." When I saw this dress I thought that the shirt-style would work well for wearing with pants. I love the elastic waist and loose shoulders that add to the comfort and easy wear style. This dress will look good in the summer worn as a dress with sandals and also can be worn open over a plain top and jeans as a jacket/duster. So this dress is quite versatile. 

Next up is a dress you have seen before. This black midi dress by 24/7 is such a great dress. Comfortable, non-wrinkling, great for travel. It's the perfect dress to wear over a pair of black pants with black shoes. To break the monochromatic look I added my colorful favorite scarf that I have worn for years. It was the perfect touch to add a pop of color to this style. By the way, I was reading that scarves are "not a thing" right now but they still are in my book! I'm jumping on the bandwagon of wearing exactly what I like and not worrying about what is a "thing" or a "trend." Life is much easier and more comfortable that way!

If you Google wearing dresses over pants you will find all sorts of advice about pairing fuller dresses with skinnier pants and skinny dresses with fuller pants. I say that while this advice does have merit, so does looking at your closet and seeing what you think will go well together. That's basically what I'm doing. I feel that I will wear my dresses more...even around the house if I wear them over pants. Remember when girls weren't allowed to wear pants to school? I do. It was when I was in elementary school. It was so cold in the winters that my Mom would have me wear pants sometimes with my dresses. It worked well then and it works well now. I do have a few pairs of leggings that I wear but I prefer wearing my skinnier pants over wearing the leggings. And tights just aren't that comfortable in my waist anymore. So, I'm happy to embrace dresses with pants. How about you? And now, for a bit of catching up. 

I celebrated my 62nd birthday yesterday. It was such a quiet and lovely day filled with a delicious take-out meal, wonderful cards, texts and Facebook good wishes, loving phone calls from my family members and these gorgeous flowers from the Mr. All in all it was a great birthday and I look forward to a good 62nd year. I thank God for 62 years and all of the many, many blessings the Lord has bestowed upon me. 

I'll share a bit more of my Christmas decor with you. In the guest bath I'm keeping it simple by adding some pretty blue with a Christmas ball/greenery pic and a bottle brush tree. 

In the downstairs bath I created a whimsical shelf of elves and Peanuts characters with a little ceramic elf that has been part of our decor for years. The Peanuts ornaments were sewn by one of my sisters and given to us for our very first Christmas tree after we were married! These ornaments have been with us a very long time.

And I decided to put my gingerbread couple in the downstairs bathroom as well this year. I tend to change where I place items each year so next year they may be back in the kitchen!

So, that's it for today's post. I'll end with this sign that is also in my downstairs bathroom. I think it offers good advice for our world. Keep praying without ceasing and have a wonderful rest of your week!

 Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

I Thessalonians 5:16-18

Until Next Time,



Karen said...

I am really drawn to the black dress and pants! Something about that look just looks right on to me! Scarves are not a "thing??" To me, scarves are a classic accessory and I wear my scarves quite often, at least several times a week when I'm going out. I can't imagine shelving them until "someone" decides they are "in" again, you know? I'm with you Debbie, wear what YOU like and what YOU think looks good together. Life is much to short to be bowing to fads and trends. I love your decor for Christmas! I'm simplifying this year because I'm getting ready to put my house on the market and just don't have the desire to bring out all the decorations that I already packed. I'll do some, but scaling way back this year! Yours is lovely! I love the blue in your bathroom! Thanksgiving is typically a quiet holiday for me (by choice), but I did spend it with my son and daughter-in-law and their new puppy, so it was a lot of fun. Christmas/New Year's is our big family time when the whole family travels here and I'm looking forward to that!

Iris said...

Well, Happy Belated Birthday! Love your flowers, he did good.

I also wore pants under dresses as a child. Have done it a few times as an adult and while I have a closet full of skirts I don't have many dresses. It does work well with skirts too though.

Enjoyed your little Christmas decorations. I'm still adding things here and there as I dig around in my storage room. Some things haven't seen the light of day for a number of years and some I put out every year. So a few older things out this year.
Grace & Peace, Iris

Sharon said...

What a great idea to wear pants under dresses! I also remember those days when girls had to wear dresses to school. I was so glad to be able to wear pants to school as I got older as the school dress code changed. I was in high school before jeans were allowed though. I like the way you include bits of Christmas decor throughout your house. It makes for a festive season.

Debbie Styles Life said...

Thank you Karen, Iris and Sharon for your comments! Love hearing from all of you ladies and glad you enjoyed the post.

Karen: Good luck with selling your house. And enjoy your Christmas/New Year's holidays with your family. Take care and be safe. I agree, I intend to keep right on wearing my scarves!

Iris: Thank you for the birthday wishes. I tend to use some Christmas decorations one year and then change out the next year with other items so I know what you are talking about. It's fun to use older decorations.

Sharon: Weren't some of the school dress codes silly when we were in school? I loved wearing jeans to school when we were finally able to do so.

Joy said...

I have to admit that, being English, 'pants' means male underwear and it's always a shock to see it in another context!
Makes me smile.
I like the look though.

Debbie Styles Life said...

Joy, you gave me my chuckle for the day! Sorry I shocked you with the "pants" reference, though. I guess in the UK they are called "trousers?" Which is interesting, because that is what we call men's pants (not underwear). Gotta love language differences!