Is this Hollywood's hot new trend Diane Kruger and Karolina Kurkova wear skirts OVER their dresses

Wearing a skirt over a pair of trousers was a popular fashion trend in the late 90's.

But it seems Hollywood's stars have reworked the dated look – wearing it over a dress instead.

Karoline Kurkova was spotted sporting the layered style at a fund raiser for President Obama in New York earlier this week.

Diane Kruger

Karolina Kurkova

Layered on thick: Diane Kruger attends a photocall for Les Adieux De La Reine in Berlin today, left, while Karolina Kurkova was spotted wearing the look at a fundraiser in New York on Tuesday

The model wore an Alexander Wang outfit featuring a crocodile skin-effect skirt over a red sheer dress.

She kept her hair and jewelery simple, wearing only a silver bangle.

Today, actress Diane Kruger opted for the same effect at the Berlin film festival.

Derek Lam

Alexander Wang

Fashion forward: Kruger's outfit is by 10 Crosby by Derek Lam, left, and Kurkova's is from Alexander Wang's pre-fall 2012 collection

Gwen Stefani in 1998 at the MTV Music Awards

Dated: Gwen Stefani wearin a skirt over trousers at the 1998 MTV Awards

Diane wore a 10 Crosby by Derek Lam floral chiffon dress with striped monochrome skirt.

She matched the outfit with yellow embellished high heels.

It is hard to tell if the look will
catch on – but given that Kruger has always been praised for her
original sense of style and Kurkova is a supermodel, it is safe to say
it is very fashion-forward.

Thankfully the new look is slightly more sophisticated than 'skirt-over-trousers', prolific in the late 90s'.

Despite the decade making a comeback, the unflattering and bizarre combination has not.

Stars from Gwen Stefani to Steps were all sporting the get-up – which died out after a few years.

Wearing a dress over trousers, or leggings however is a classic match that has never gone out of style.

Today's take forms part of the new trend for bold colours and clashing prints.

And more is most definitely more with no clear rules on how to wear – other than with confidence.