The slip dress is quintessential 90s. The supers – Kate Moss, Christy Turlington and Naomi Campbell were all big fans; Jennifer Aniston and Courtney Cox rocked them in Friends and who could forget Alicia Silverstone’s iconic Calvin Klein slip dress in Clueless. As with other 90s trends such as chokers and overalls, the slip dress has made a triumphant return to be a must-have piece in every wardrobe. If you’re going to jump on board this trend don’t be afraid to mix it up just like these ladies…
This has taken key 90s pieces and given it a modern spin. Gary Pepper Girl’s Nicole Warne has paired it with a modern choker, minimalist mules and a printed cardi to give her slip dress a more contemporary feel. The block colour on the dress also gives it a modern feel.
A plain white slip dress is a fresh look for spring/summer. Espadrilles are also going to be a key addition to your wardrobe this season so when paired together this is a winning look. Chanel Boy bag optional!
This slip dress is a nod to the season’s military trend, in particular this shade of khaki green. The slip dress is quite minimalist so keep this look clean with delicate jewellery and a streamline, tan bag.
You can’t deny the impact of all-black everything. The black slip dress is the most classic of 90s pieces, but to give it an updated spin team it with a wide brimmed hat and a pair of Birkenstocks.
The denim jacket is one of those pieces that is surprisingly versatile. Team it with a navy slip dress for the ultimate in casual cool.
The white sneaker trend isn’t going anywhere anytime soon why not pair it with a slip dress for the ultimate in utilitarian looks – comfy yet cool. Just remember that if you have any detail on your dress such as the lace on this slip dress, that you should keep the rest of your outfit quite simple.
Photography: Modern Legacy, The Fashion Tag, Sincerely Jules, Pinterest
Slip dresses are so versatile in summer that I wanted to extend their wear into winter. But how to deal with the temperature factor? It’s easy to slip on a jacket over the top but that can admittedly be a little chilly on cooler winter days. So to up the warmth factor I decided to layer dresses! I took this Pereira Fitzgerald dress and popped it on over a red Bec & Bridge ribbed mini dress. The long sleeves and turtleneck of the mini dress helped keep me warm and as it’s longer than a top it provided little extra coverage. Win-win!
Being able to utilise dresses in winter is a great way to extend the wear of my wardrobe and allow pieces I’d usually wear in spring/summer to stay in rotation. I’m all about versatility when it comes to what’s in my closet so I’m always happy when I can wear something all year round.
I also love the contrasting colour scheme of red and black. It has a bold feel and looks really strong and modern so I wanted to maintain the same colour palette throughout. I decided to pair my outfit with studded Alaïa heels to give it a dressy feel and maintain a polished look. With heels, I could easily wear this outfit to a function or a work event but with flats, it can transition to a weekend appropriate ensemble. As a finishing touch I decided to throw on a pair of cat eye sunglasses for a classic feel.
A new season is a great time to hit refresh on your wardrobe but with the range of trends hitting the stores now it can be hard to pinpoint just which pieces your wardrobe will need throughout the next few months. If you’re looking for the top trends for spring look no further than these four pieces…
The ’90s trend has really hit with everything from chokers to floral dresses making their way into our wardrobes. However if there’s one piece that you’ll be guaranteed to get plenty of use out of it’s a great slip dress. A simple black number can easily be worn on its own or teamed with a t-shirt for the ultimate in ’90s combinations. Throw on a bomber, denim or leather jacket over it and you can easily dress it up or down according to the occasion. When teamed with a blazer (to really be on trend try a double breasted cut) it instantly looks polished. It’s a piece that will easily be on high rotation.
This time around ruffles are bolder and more structured and are making their way into everything from dresses to tops and skirts so you’re guaranteed to spot the trend everywhere. When it comes to wearing ruffles be sure to keep the rest of your outfit pared back to allow it to be the focal point of your look – it’s quite dramatic so you don’t want it to overwhelm.
Wide leg pants
Cropped wide leg pants are a fresh addition to your wardrobe for summer. With an alluring flash of ankle it can be teamed with everything from sandals, to statement heels and sneakers. The best bit is its both office and weekend appropriate so you’ll be guaranteed to get plenty of wear out of it. A navy pair is a great option to have in your wardrobe as it’s so versatile but don’t be afraid to experiment with a printed pair for a fun look.
Off the shoulder
Ah the off the shoulder trend. It’s certainly not showing signs of going away anytime soon. Whether you dabble in the trend with a top or dress, the style will certainly be everywhere this season. It’s a piece that can easily be dressed up or down and looks particularly chic in a crisp white. There are plenty of great prints and colours available in store now so you’re sure to find one to suit your style.