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Investment Piece Slip Dress! Why You Should Own One

Investment Piece Slip Dress! Why You Should Own One

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Slip dresses are back in a pretty major way. While they may conjure up a Friends or Melrose Place episode in your mind, they are actually very versatile wardrobe staples that can be worn all year long. I’m not one to focus on trends, but this current ’90’s throw-back is very easy to wear across a variety of personal styles.

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Slip Dress by Celeste Tesoriero

A Little History About The Slip Dress

Slip dresses, or bias cut dresses, have been around since the 1920’s and ’30’s. Earlier versions have thicker straps and loosely resemble underslips or lingerie (part of the underwear as outerwear fashion trend) and were typically made out of satin or chiffon, sometimes with lace, stitching or embroidery details. Designers in the 1990’s who made these popular again include Calvin Klein and John Galliano, among others.

 

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Slip Dresses: A Timeless Trend

The slip dresses we see on runways and in stores this season are an ode to the 1990’s and are in keeping with the general ’90’s fashion revival going on currently. However, some timeless trends like this one outshine others and can become wardrobe essentials.

Here are some versatile styling ideas you can follow to make this timeless trend still unique.

1. The Transitional Slip Dress

Throw on a silk slip dress in the morning for a warm, casual daytime activity like shopping at the market or brunch. Wear with sandals or sneakers. Then transition your dress into evening time by adding a bomber jacket or cardigan and trading your footwear for booties or heels.

2.   Layer Your Slip Dress

This is where your personal style can really have some fun: wear a slip dress over another slip of a different color or wear a camisole or crochet bra over your dress. Not your style? Try wearing your slip dress over a simple white or black t-shirt, a turtle-neck or even a favorite sweater.

3.    Slip Dresses As Tunics

Layers aren’t just for your top half. You can just as easily add loose flowing pants or cropped jeans under your slip dress. Not only does it make you warmer, but it also adds a bit of personality, minimalism and comfort to your look.

 

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The Vintage Slip Dress

If you are not want to invest in a new silk slip dress, just buy it vintage or second hand. There are dozens of Instagram and Etsy shops that do all the work for you. You can find a real ’90’s slip dress in the $50-$100 range, and it doesn’t get much more sustainable than buying an existing garment. However, you decide to style your slip dress, have fun and make it your own. You may find that it becomes one of your favorite go-to items in your closet.

 

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How do you style your slip dress? Tell us in a comment below!

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