Yup. We're here again. Anyone as old as I will remember this trend quite clearly. First we donned dresses over bootcut denim, then gravitated to skinnies. Remember?
Now...I'm really liking dresses over flares.
There's such a fab 70's vibe going on (still), that a flowy dress over flares just feels...right.
And I think this combo works best when the flares are true flares: tight to the knee, then flaring out...rather than wide-leg pants which have a fuller silhouette all the way down.
A little heel never hurts either.
(wearing: a very, very old Clu dress originally worn over bootcut denim....but also think that this dress or this colorful one would work, J Brand Lovestory flares, Dansko boots, Stella and Dot Alexa fringe necklace and bracelets c/o Becky McBride)
Surprisingly, a short, fitted shift dress also works really well over flares. Like the outfit that Vogue's accessories editor, Selby Drummand, rocked:
(photo credit: Marko MacPherson from Vogue's Five Days, Five Looks, One Girl Series)
Granted, she's roughly ten feet tall, but the proportions are the important part. As long as your shift dress is mini rather than mid-thigh in length, this look would work for a shorter gal.
In summary: Dresses over pants = yes. You?