Fashion Cravings: Slip dresses

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This year, the trend for all things slinky, silky – the slip dress is THE must have dress in fashion this summer, with everyone from Calvin Klein to Saint Laurent and Stella McCartney championing the boudoir look.

Lingerie as outerwear? It may sound like something we left behind in the 90s, but the slip dress is coming back with full force. From the runways of New York and Paris to the red carpet and magazines, the slip dress trend is here to stay, and no, you don’t have to be as skinny as Kate Moss to wear them. So what exactly is a slip dress? In general, it is a lightweight design usually made of a silk-like material with thin, spaghetti straps.

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Of course there’s many variations–from an evening wear gown embellished with sparkling beads to a minimal silhouette with a short hemline. The slip dress has made its way from bedroom to red carpet in the past few years.

From long offerings in pretty neutrals to slinky black iterations, there are myriad ways to make this style work for you. Teamed with a heel and leather jacket it makes the perfect date-night edit, or pair with trainers and a bomber for street style with an edge. And don’t be afraid to wear your slip dress over anything from a tee shirt to a button up shirt and even a polo neck knit.

Check out my favourite slip dresses from www.lyst.co.uk and let me know which one is your favourite!

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