THE SLIP DRESS
Call us crazy, but there are some things that are just eternally cool: black, dresses with boots, Kate Moss circa 1994. There are also some things that are eternally sexy: black, spaghetti straps and silk. Although some may argue it never really left, the slip dress is back in the game, giving us everything good we were too young to pull off in the 90′s.
Day to night dressing has never really appealed to us (office to happy hour accessorising tips are better left in the pages of Good Housekeeping) but the slip dress may have changed our minds. It’s not an expected choice day or night, by making you both overdressed (long dresses can have that effect) and underdressed (simplicity can really throw people) at the same time.
Don’t mistake this as a reincarnation of the “underwear as outerwear” trend that seems to resurface every few seasons. The slip we’re dealing with is preferably lace-free and covers enough to keep you from looking like you just forgot to put a dress on read: was never actually lingerie.
Our go-to reference for all things of this era, Cher Horowitz, knew a good slip dress– hers made by the king of the silky heap, Calvin Klein. So did John Galliano who made waves with his 1993 collection. Chanel, Armani and Prada got in on it, and a 1996 Vogue issue proclaimed the style one of the “best” pieces of the time.
It makes as much sense now as it did then – we dug around the archives to prove it.
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