Trendspotting: Slip Dresses (and T-Shirts)

Posted: Jul 26 2018

Silhouettes and trends fade out by the season and become distant memories; once in awhile a reminder of them will pop up in old pictures only to make you cringe. But sometimes, there are trends that you can’t get enough of… and once they’ve come and gone, you cross your fingers and wish that they would re-appear.

Well, as the saying goes “history always repeats itself,” the same can be said for fashion. 

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And the nineties are having yet another moment. This year’s most popular trend – the slip dress – is reprising its well-deserved moment in the spotlight. Quite frankly, we’re not really sure why this slinky silhouette went away in the first place as it is one of the most versatile pieces to rock. A slip dress with strappy heels is perfect for a night out, or it can take on a casual vibe by pairing it with a t-shirt and sneakers.

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Looking back, 1996 was a pivotal year in fashion, one where celebrities were starting to clean out their closets, ditch the last of the ‘80s attire and propel themselves forward into the latest of designs. 1996 also happened to be the year that the slip dress was introduced to the fashion world, by none other than Princess Diana wearing John Galliano’s first design for Dior to the MET gala (yes, Kate Moss did sport her infamous sheer frock prior to this in 1993, but that style didn’t really bode well with the general public). As if overnight, the slip dress became the thing to wear and designs started popping up everywhere.

Fast-forward to twenty years later and the slip dress is now the sell-out piece. To make the piece more day-time appropriate, layer it with a tee underneath or pair it with a denim jacket.


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Model Camille Rowe says, "I feel the sexiest when I'm not self-conscious, so I put a T-shirt under the dress to be more comfortable."
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Still in need of some convincing? Key supporters of the slinky, spaghetti-strap dress include: Selena Gomez, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid, Cher Horowitz and countless style bloggers. more