Some of us cringed as we watched Carrie Bradshaw strut the streets of New York City in what appeared to be a negligee, while some of us admired her bravery for being the style icon for the underwear as outerwear trend. But whether you loved or hated the slip, there’s no doubt that the sexy silky number has made its way through the decades and is now seen on models, celebrities and fashion bloggers alike. It’s seductive without putting everything on display, and looks absolutely stunning on every body type, which is probably why luxury labels continue to offer a new twist to the boudoir staple season after season.
It’s true that not every designer has jumped on the fad popularised by supermodels a couple decades back, as brands like MICHAEL by Michael Kors stick to conventional dress silhouettes such as shift, wrap, and sheath, as evident by the collection showcased on Lyst. However, you can’t deny how powerful the ’90s trend is, making an incredible comeback and becoming one of the most in-demand styles to date. And perhaps the slip’s greatest quality is its ability to suit any event or affair the day or night brings.
Check out the following style ideas:
With a long vest:
If you’ve got a white camisole dress on hand, try on a white or cream coloured vest for size. Finish the outfit with white shoes, and use your bag to add a nice pop of colour to your neutral motif. Try to incorporate other accessories in the same shade as your bag for consistency throughout your ensemble.
With a denim jacket:
Most people would throw on a white tee underneath to make a finished look more casual, channel the off-duty model look like Kendall Jenner, but consider changing things up with a denim jacket or a chambray shirt. The jean and silk pairing surprisingly works and looks even better when worn with some cool moto boots as it creates a good balance between feminine and masculine items.
With brown ankle boots:
A black slip with a black strappy sandal looks way too formal for the day, so don’t be afraid to mismatch the colour of your shoes with your dress. The brown boots set a nice contrast from the gown and deems it appropriate for your daytime affairs.
How do you like wear your slip? Tell us in the comments below!