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How To Wear A Dress With Pants, As Demonstrated By Emily Ratajkowski

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The new season is here, and with it comes an fresh set of outfit formulas. But even though the autumn temperatures typically call for pieces designed in slightly heavier and, quite frankly, cozier fabrics, there are still a few warm-weather essentials to keep in rotation. Case in point: Emily Ratajkowski's latest ensemble, which perfectly demonstrates how to wear a dress with pants this fall. It's a pairing that's easier to pull of than you may think. What's more, it's one of the most fail-proof ways to make the summery staple work during the cold-weather months.

The model was photographed in New York City on Oct. 16 while on her way to the Moët x Virgil launch party. For the occasion, she opted for an outfit combo that has been especially on the rise as of late: a dress over pants.

Ratajkowski donned a black dress plucked straight from Monse's Spring 2019 New York Fashion Week show. The silky piece features an asymmetrical hemline, rope detailing, and an open back. Rather than wearing it on its own (or with tights), she styled it over a pair of tailored white trousers — a slightly unexpected, but nonetheless fashion-forward combo that's worth trying out yourself. She finished off the look with Stuart Weitzman Black Nudistsong Ankle Strap Sandals, pulling the outfit together with a mini box bag by Carolina Santo Domingo.

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Ratajkowski's dress-over-pants look is one you can wear for just about every occasion. If you're looking for a way to liven up your workwear uniform, opt for a dress that's a bit more formal and style it over trousers. For an easy daytime look (or a nighttime one), your choices are bit more wide-ranging. Start with a velvet number rendered in a rich, autumn hue. Add in dark-wash skinny jeans and printed boots for a look that's equal parts cool and comfortable.

This season, don't pack away your favorite summertime dress just yet, because the easiest (and now celeb-approved) way to work it into your autumn uniform is to pair it with pants.

Inspired by Ratajkowski's unexpected outfit combo? Ahead, shop The Zoe Report's favorite asymmetrical dresses that pair well with everything, from jeans to leather skinnies to wide-leg trousers.

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Goldie Asymmetric Velvet Midi Dress

Haney

This luxe velvet dress rendered in a rich terracotta hue seems like a no-brainer for fall. Pair with patent-leather pants and black ankle booties.

Kaloras Asymmetrical Pinstripe Dress

Hugo

If you prefer a slightly more tailored pick, then this asymmetrical dress by Hugo is your calling card. Style it over trousers for an office-ready look.

Velvet Asymmetrical Sheath Dress

Maggy London

For an unexpected night-out look, team this deep-violet velvet dress with leather leggings. Top it off with sparkly pumps and an eye-catching clutch.

Asymmetric Layered Voile Dress

Cefinn

This asymmetric layered voile dress is incredibly versatile. For a more casual look, layer it over loose-fitting jeans and add a leather jacket. For formal occasions, trade in jeans for trousers and swap the leather jacket for a blazer.

Shoulder Step Hem Dress

Topshop

Ths soft lilac hue may seem like an unexpected choice for fall, but it's the perfect way to lighten up an autumn look.

Asymmetric Cutout Jersey Midi Dress

Rosetta Getty

Just as a gray tee pairs well with everything, so does this silver-hued jersey midi dress. Picture it with black skinnies and chunky white sneakers.