Come, chilluns, and I'll tell ye a tale that goes a-way back to the year of our lord two thousand ought three.
A terrible witch named Paris Hilton held all of America in her bony grip and the fashion of the day, young chillun, was the wearin' of the pants. The wearin' of the pants under the dress.
Now, it would seem that the witch Hilton has cast a fresh spell that brings us back to that dark time. For lo, here be...OK, we'll stop with the old-crone talk and get to the point: Emma Watson is wearing a dress with pants and this is apparently cool again.
If you're wondering if this is some sort of renegade stylist in action, you're wrong—this look is straight off of the Christian Dior Fall 2012 couture—couture!—runway.
Maybe 2003 wasn't such a bad year after all.