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Lydia's Look for Less: slip dresses


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The slip dress is the fashion statement that defined the 90s.

This lingerie esque look was seen on supermodels and actresses galore. Who could forget Kate Moss’s iconic see through slip dress moment?

Whilst the trend used to mainly focus on plain muted tones, the runways in September were focused on redefining what a slip dress means, with designers such as Dries Van Noten, ACNE studios, Oscar de La Renta and Public School showcasing slip dresses full of bright colour and sequins.

No longer confined to lingerie, these dresses are definitely meant to be worn outside the bedroom.

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Golden Girl

The classic slip dress has been reinvented with the use of bold colour and why not pick the boldest colour of them all for your summer wardrobe, yellow!

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Tory Burch’s September show featured a gorgeous golden slip dress that is the perfect inspiration for your beach to bar look.

At Mango you can find a great duplicate for £59.99

This dress is perfect for slipping on with trainers for beach mornings and simply swapping for sandals for evening cocktails. Pair with a ponytail or messy bun, statement earrings and hopefully a golden tan to match.

Passionate Palette

The slip dress doesn’t need to be purely evening attire, take inspiration from House of Holland’s pink and red stripe dress as a way to incorporate the dress into your day wear.

From Topshop, you can channel the red and pink vibes with their Red and Pink spot slip dress for £39.

This is great to dress down with a white t shirt underneath, aviators and trainers, but it will also work really well with a grey checked blazer and heels.

Lovely in Lace

Slip dresses can have a very lingerie feel to them and whilst they look great on Christopher Kane’s runway with their lace adornments, they’re not exactly daywear appropriate.

However, you can make them work for everyday by wearing them over jeans. ASOS have a similar slip dress to Christopher Kane’s look, now on sale for £28.50.

This gorgeous baby-pink dress is perfect to wear over slim dark jeans and white t-shirt, along with either white or black heeled boots and a small shoulder bag.

Sparkle and Shine

Oscar de la Renta’s runway featured a stunning red sequined slip dress and at ASOS, whilst there isn’t an exact replica, their white sequined slip definitely create a glamourous look.

This is perfect evening attire for almost any occasion as long as you're not afraid of catching the light! 

Plus, after a couple of more sophisticated wears, this dress could be ideal for those festival nights when paired with some chunky ankle boots for the perfect balance of comfort and style.

Check back in two weeks for some more high trending looks for less.

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