The Slip Dress


Leave it to the fashion insiders to transform a relic of the 90’s into what is going to be one of the most influential trends of this coming Spring season.

If you thought the slip dress had seen it’s peak during the era of a trashed Courtney Love and Beverly Hills 90210 (pre-college years, obvi…), you’d be terribly mistaken.

The slip dress is back, baby… and better than ever!




No longer is it the bedroom-inspired, party frock relegated to late nights out. If anything, the Spring runways and editorials have taught us that the slip dress is truly a functional layering piece. Don’t get me wrong, the slip dress can still be a stunning, cocktail-party partner in crime (especially with a sexy pair of STRAPPY SANDALS and a CROPPED FAUX-FUR JACKET), but don’t hesitate to play around with proportion, texture and your favorite daytime basics to take this slip dress to the next level.

What you might end up with is a fresh interpretation of slip dress style…

(Click on the images below for details!)

slip dress

Theory Slip Dress // Acne Sweater (it seems to now be sold out — THIS is a great alternative, and THIS is a great steal version!) // Gucci Satchel // Rag & Bone Sneakers

H&M Turtleneck // Lucky Brand Leather Jacket // Proenza Schouler Crossbody // Topshop Fringe Boot

Some style notes when it comes to slip dresses:

•  Since most slip dresses come in luxe boudoir appropriate materials — silk, satins, lace, etc. think about contrasting the delicate dress with some more casual textures for a well balanced and much more daytime appropriate look. Denim, cotton, chunky knits, leather and suede are all wonderful options to tone down the sex-appeal of the dress.

•  Matte iterations of the slip dress are great figure enhancers for those a bit more self conscious about wearing a body skimming silhouette in a shiny fabric.

•  If you’re on the petite end of things, opt for a slip dress that is cut above the knee vs. the midi style shown above — the shorter length will be more flattering on your smaller frame.

What do YOU think about this 90’s era flashback?



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