Six Ways To Wear The 90s Slip Dress

Find out how to work a tricky trend into your wardrobe

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Words by Síomha Connolly
February 8th, 2016

’90s slip dresses are having something of a moment this season, from street style to catwalk these dresses are everywhere. John Galliano, the ’90s King of slip dresses even resurrected the trend in his pre-autumn/winter 2016 collection. Playing on proportions, volume and using a mix of silk, sheer and lace fabrics, Galliano has modernised the classic style in his new designs. If you’re not brave enough to bare all à la Kate Moss and her troop of supermodel pals who brought the trend to life back in the ’90s, we’ve got a step by step guide to show you how to make this slinky sleepwear trend wearable for the everyday (and the everyday woman). Read on for six different ways to wear the oh-so-alluring slip dress with items you already have in your wardrobe.

Slip Dress/Polo Neck 

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First up try wearing your slip dress over a polo neck, this will add an air of sophistication to the slinky slip dress. Top your outfit off with some shiny gold layering necklaces for some extra glamour. This look will take you from daytime office wear right through to an after work dinner or event.

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Slip Dress/Minimalist

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For the ultimate ’90s minimalist look, layer a plain black slip dress over your favourite white tee, finish with box-fresh white trainers and a simple leather clutch. When summer comes round try swapping your black slip for a white variation and pair with black trainers for a clean, modern take on the look. Insouciantly cool and right on trend.

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Slip Dress/Grunge

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To dress it down, team your silk slip dress with a check shirt wrapped around the waist (waist wrapping is also huge this season!), add your choice of trainers and a parka or denim jacket for additional layering wealth. Stylish and cosy for those cold winter mornings – ’90s teen attitude optional.

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Slip Dress/Leather Biker

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The slip dress, as sensual as it can be, is also rebellious in its nature- lingerie as outerwear, tempting and teasing but not giving anything away, but also too appealing to hide. For a look with attitude, throw your biker jacket over your shoulders, step into a pair of leather boots and adorn yourself with layers of chunky silver jewellery.

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Slip Dress/Woolen Knit

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The mixing of silk and wool fabrics is one of the most luxurious pairings you can find. For days when you want an easy outfit with minimal fuss, wear a slip dress with your softest cashmere jumper or cardigan on top for a relaxed ensemble that you’ll never want to take off.

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Slip Dress/Trousers

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If you’re not usually a dress-kind-of-girl, try wearing your slip dress over a pair of vintage wash denim jeans, tapered trousers or cropped flares. Layer a t-shirt or long sleeve top of your choice underneath for some extra coverage and voilà, you have a look that is equally dressy and casual.

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Find out what other ’90s trends are making it big this season here!