This Is the #1 Way Londoners Are Wearing Their Jeans Now

Emma Spedding

During London Fashion Week in February, it seemed like every editor and street style star who was wearing jeans had a dress over the top. This might sound like a dangerously '00s styling move to pull off outside of the fashion week bubble, but if you follow a few simple rules, it can be the most interesting way to invigorate your most relied-upon denim in 2017.

The number one guideline when wearing a dress with jeans is to make sure that the hemline is slightly cropped and skimming the ankle. As for the cut, straight-leg jeans work best, with either raw edges or rolled-up hems sealing the deal. Bulky hemlines and heavyweight denim will only be harder to streamline when layering, while super-skinny silhouettes don't quite look casual enough.

You also want your dress to have movement and be even more featherlight so it seamlessly blends with your jeans. We have seen a number of tricks you can use to achieve the look even if you think a certain frock wouldn't work, like wearing a shirt dress, which you can allow to billow open, or selecting a see-through tulle dress that flashes plenty of denim underneath.

Scroll through the gallery below to see our five favourite ways to wear a dress over jeans.

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