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Edited by on December 9 2010 at 1:59 PM

Wearing a dress over pants: It may sound like bait for Joan Rivers and the fashion police, but designers from Alber Elbaz at Lanvin toMarni’s Consuelo Castiglioni sent the unconventional silhouette down Spring runways.

15 Designers To Stick Under Your Spring Dresses

15 Designers To Stick Under Your Spring DressesGivenchy’s three-piecer

15 Designers To Stick Under Your Spring DressesSlitting the difference, at Albino.

15 Designers To Stick Under Your Spring DressesGiorgio Armani’s Saharan night.

15 Designers To Stick Under Your Spring DressesOne of Phoebe Philo’s many tunics, at Celine.

15 Designers To Stick Under Your Spring DressesMonochrome, at Cerruti.

15 Designers To Stick Under Your Spring DressesDiaphanous layers, at Dries Van Noten.

15 Designers To Stick Under Your Spring DressesEasy does it, at Fendi.

15 Designers To Stick Under Your Spring DressesArmy, but not drab, at Lanvin.

15 Designers To Stick Under Your Spring DressesThe life aquatic, at Marni.

15 Designers To Stick Under Your Spring DressesGypset chic from Antonio Marras.

15 Designers To Stick Under Your Spring DressesOsman’s crisp take on the look.

15 Designers To Stick Under Your Spring DressesSheer trousers with a leather tux stripe, at Pedro Lourenço.

15 Designers To Stick Under Your Spring DressesA vision of the future, at Gareth Pugh

15 Designers To Stick Under Your Spring DressesGoing with the flow, at Richard Chai Love

15 Designers To Stick Under Your Spring DressesGilded treasure from Rodarte.

At Richard Chai Love, the designer said, “It was all about playing with new proportions and unexpected layering.” Chai, who tossed long tunics and slipdresses over flowy pants, added, “It’s important that the fabric has movement.” If you want to experiment with the trend, try swapping out your tights and leggings for see-through trousers asGivenchy’s Riccardo Tisci,Pedro Lourenço, andGiorgio Armani all did for effects that ranged from punk to gypset. (credit: Style.com/ facehunter)

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