Discover the latest classic dress that’s an absolute wardrobe essential this summer- versatile, sexy- the slip dress. Here’s how to wear and accessorize it.
Hey hottie! Summer is all about crop tops and mini-dresses! But one dress is really making waves on the runways and on celebs alike this season. It’s a classic dress that’s an absolute wardrobe essential this summer – versatile and sexy – the slip dress.
Slip dress isn’t a new concept. The idea of wearing innerwear as outerwear has been around for decades, in fact, even centuries! This classic dress even got a royal status when Princess Diana wore a Dior slip dress in midnight blue with lace trimmings:
In their Spring Summer 2016 collections, loads of fashion houses have their own versions of slip dress – like Saint Laurent, Dolce & Gabbana, Chloé, Altuzarra, Balenciaga, Marc Jacobs, Maison Margiela and more. From lace-trimmed to mini slip dresses, from belted to long slip dresses with long trains, they’re all there!
Slip Dresses for Summer 2016: Top Designer Picks
Here are some of my top picks in slip dresses for Summer 2016:
Slip Dresses: How to Wear this Latest Classic Dress Trend
If you’re wearing a slip dress to a party, the trick lies in accessorizing. Like Princess Diana (above) paired it with a matching mini Dior bag and a multi-string pearl necklace. Dolce & Gabbana’s Summer 2016 collection, ‘Sparkling Night’ is all about lingerie-inspired party clothes and accessories inspired by the Great Gatsby era. So for parties, wear a slip dress that’s cinched in the waist, and pair it with an embellished clutch, pumps and hair accessories or pearl stud earrings. You can even add a sparkly belt. Keep the makeup rosy and simple!
For Street Style:
I love the idea of pairing a slip dress with a denim jacket or a cardigan, but in the scorching heat, that may not be possible. If you like, pair it with a summer cardigan or a chic wrap. Add a pair of casual white sneakers or short black ankle-length leather booties/shoes. Keep the makeup casual and hair messy!
So are you loving this latest classic dress? Do you own a slip dress, and if so, how are you planning to wear it this summer? Lemme know below!
To check out how I wear my slip dress, see my spring look!
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Fashion has traditionally been for the rich, white, thin woman. That’s how it evolved over centuries and that’s how it’s been represented in fashion media. But Shilpa believes that with the changing role of women in the society, fashion has changed, too. She believes that fashion is for everyone, regardless of their age, gender, color, body type and background. So she translates runway fashion into easy style advice that one can incorporate into their daily lives.
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