When the mercury rises (hallelujah!), we inevitably start peeling off the layers of clothing -- sometimes by choice, but more often by necessity. When things get too hot to handle, that last thing you want are heavy coatings of material clinging to your body, am I right? Enter the slip dress. It's essentially the most publicly appropriate way to be wearing the least amount of clothing possible during the summer.
Most garments have a history, and the slip dress is no different. Look no further than the name, which clearly refers to its underpinning past: as a piece of clothing that was made to be worn under dresses, it eventually made its way to proper womenswear apparel. Cue the sexual revolution and the women's emancipation movement and now the slip is just as suitable for the outdoors as it is as a night chemise. While having undeniable bombshell qualities, the slip dress became the sartorial symbol for minimalism in the 90s thanks to Calvin and Donna, and, of course, queen Kate.
It also kind of became an icon in its own right, thanks to characters like Cher Horowitz (What is that? A dress! Says who? Calvin Klein!) and Carrie Bradshaw (hello, the Naked Dress). When I don my own slip dress, I can't help but feel like I'm channeling my inner Wynona. While this little number bares a lot of skin, its non-bodycon sensibility gives off that air of nonchalance I so very much enjoy. In spite of its revealing nature, it's more Moss than Crawford, peekaboo lace bra withstanding. An essential summer look in my books.
Slip dress - Treesje (try this one)
Sandals - Vince
Bag - Bottega Veneta
Sunglasses - Ray-Ban
Bracelets - Chic Peek & Rings & Tings (similar idea)
Necklace - Vintage (similar)
Ring - Saint Laurent
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