The other day, I decided to spend my afternoon with the ideal pairing: coffee and the latest Vogue.
As I flipped through the December issue, I came across a small section dedicated to one of my favorite, and widely neglected trends: slips. To be completely honest, I didn’t even know this was an accepted look until Vogue acknowledged it in print. Incidentally, is anything really acceptable until Vogue stamps it with approval? Looking at the photos of models and celebrities strutting down the streets of LA and New York in their sexy slip dresses caused me to feel incredibly smug, and simultaneously fashion forward. I recollected the night of which I wore a slip dress, paired with an overcoat, and strappy sandal heels. My friends laughed at my ridiculous boldness of wearing what is, fundamentally, lingerie, in public. But that’s me. When it comes to the conventionalism of clothing, I like to advise a counter move, a “Carrie Bradshaw” approach, if you will. Meaning, to try something different and utilize clothing to its fullest potential. I often ask myself, “Is it vogue?” In recent years, I’ve turned the acclaimed noun into an adjective. It serves to embody everything a person could want an outfit to be: chic, daring, and classic.
That brings me back to the brilliant resurrection of slip dresses. If simply seeing how classically chic these dresses are is not enough to convince you to leave your apartment in one, allow me to give you a few more invaluable reasons.
1.) The material. These dresses were originally made to wear under main dresses, or as sleepwear. For that reason, the fabric is usually amazing. Most of the time, it is meant to resemble silk.
2.) Slips are the perfect combination of comfortable and sexy. I think we can all agree that this is a fashion hybrid women strive to accomplish with every outfit.
3.) They are light. This is especially pertinent to us Florida girls. We all love the easiness of sundresses in the round-the-clock heat. The slip is like the sun dress’ cooler, sexier sister.
4.) When you come home from your night out, there’s no need to change.
Dressing up your slip is the key to making it work. Pair it with an overcoat, blazer, or another piece from your imaginative closet to give it a look of togetherness. Although, if you’re going for a look that’s bold and provocative, feel free to leave the cover-up at home. I believe that with this look, any shoes are fair game. However, I would strongly advice keeping the accessories to a Rachel Bilson minimum: put on all your desired accessories, then remove two, and… vogue.
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