hannel your inner Kate Moss ladies, because slip dresses are what’s hot this spring. From glossy satin to casual jersey this is one outfit that prides itself on being quite versatile whatever the fabric may be. And it’s definitely not for the faint-hearted.
The runways around the world have seen the slip dress in all its glory. Jason Wu gave us a printed design that had almost a textured feel to it, while Cavalli’s runways were graced by the glamorous types perfect for a fancy gala dinner. Max Mara played it simple while Helmut Lang colour-blocked and Theyskens’ Theory layered the slip dress.
The Louis Vuitton slip dress that Victoria Beckham wore to the 2013 Wimbledon managed to steer all eyeballs towards her as she stood out from among the more conservative dressing prevalent at the matches. What’s more, the designer-stylista has worked this dress differently on each of its many outings.
Nicole Richie has shown us how utterly glam a Marc Jacobs gold slip dress can be while Amy Adams keeps it chic in L’Wren Scott. Closer home, no one has probably donned this trend better than our very own style chameleon Kangana Ranaut. She definitely gets Style Mynt’s vote!
Most popular in the ’90s, the slip dresses currently doing the rounds are less Courtney Love and more Madonna. If you are the kind who doesn’t mind showing some skin, it’s just the right season to slip into a slinky slip. But those on the heavier side, tread with caution.
If worn the right way, it can win you some major fashion brownie points but if worn wrong, it could make you look like you just rolled out of bed. Casual slip dresses can be paired with summer jackets, light cardigans and strappy sandals. Add a cross body bag for the additional relaxed touch. Go sophisticated with this dress by adding pointy pumps, sleek drop-earrings and subtle make up. Make a statement witha bold clutch or a glam statement neckpiece. Wear a red slip dress to a hot date, a lace panelled one if you are going for that ’90s look and a grey or blush number for that ultra-feminine-classy look.
Our verdict? Make the slip dress for keeps this season.