Wearing your PJs beyond the bedroom has gone from faux pas to très chic. The latest boudoir style to hit the streets? The slip dress.
They were all over the Spring 2018 runways with designers preferring the more intimate variety boasting lace accents and peekaboo paneling. Preen revamped the traditional slip dress by tucking draped fabric into the neckline. Salvatore Ferragamo was more of a straight shooter by letting this red hot number stand on its own. But Coach 1941 took things to another level by featuring numerous incarnations layered over sheer T-shirts.
Turning the sexy quotient up to 11, Christopher Kane’s versions looked like they came straight from Victoria’s Secret. Tory Burch was all about that lace showing a pair not only boasting colourful trim along the neckline and in between pleats, but around the pockets. While Maria Grazia Chiuri’s black pleated slip dress came the closest to looking like an actual gown.
Rocking a sexy slip dress on the runway is one thing, but sporting one IRL takes some finesse. Don’t go too clingy (size up if you have to) because you don’t want to reveal too much. The key over the summer is to not over style the look. Try working in a set of neutral sandals or basic black combat boots — just go easy on the jewellery. Once fall rolls around, you can layer a fine-knit turtleneck or long-sleeve crew neck underneath for extra insulation making them more than one-season wonders. Warning: These are not the kind of slips you position under sheer dresses to retain some level of modesty. They’re much too fancy.
We are fully invested in this trend and we love that sun has been shining so we are able to showcase in all there glory. I love to wear my slip dress on its own with no layering etc. What better weather do you need to wear a silky number like a slip dress. Cool, sleek and sexy…the perfect edition to any wardrobe!