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Trending: The Slip Dress

How to Wear a Slip Dress

The slip dress is a major trend that directly originated in the 1990’s. Supermodels like Naomi Campbell and Kate Moss brought it to the forefront. While they may resemble undergarments, make no mistake, the slip dress is not the same thing as an underslip.

Slip dresses typically have a extra bit of lining and are made from a slightly thicker material. The underslip was definitely the inspiration for the slip dress when it originally started making appearances in the collections of Dior, Calvin Klein, and Narcisco Rodriguez though. Underwear-as-outerwear has even been worn by the likes of Princess Diana. So if you’re looking to get in on this trend you are in good company.

Pair it with sneakers.

Photo: Pinterest
Photo: Pinterest

Tone down the sexiness of the slip dress with a pair of cool sneakers. You will look effortlessly chic.

 Wear a cardigan & sleek heels.

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Photo: Nezuki

Another way to reel in a slip dress look is by pairing it with a chunky cardigan. It is a little more dressed up way to wear it than a pair of sneakers, but the look  still will be subdued.

Add some edge with a leather jacket.

Photo: A Walk In Wonderland

Leather jackets give an ultra feminine look a bit of edge. It is an unexpected twist on the look.

Go grunge.

Photo: Trace

Another surprise spin is to add some flannel and combat boots to your look. It’s a total nod to the 90’s, but still looks completely current at the same time.

Add structure with a blazer.

Photo: The Style Spy

Slip dresses tend to be made out of silky flowing materials. A blazer will add some structure and pull your look together.

Keep it casual in denim.

Photo: The Fashion Tag

If you’re rocking a slip on the weekend, try pairing it with a denim jacket. It will dress the look down, but still look totally fab.

Own it.

Photo: Your Ensemble

If you’ve got it, flaunt it fashionista. While some occasions call for a more reserved look, if you’re wearing a slip dress you should own it. Throw on a sexy pair of heels, slick your hair back, and do a bold lip. Wear that dress with confidence, It looks great on you!

Here a few slip dresses to add to your collection:

Will YOU wear the slip dress trend?


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