The silky slip dress has had a subtle update for summer 2019, and everyone is embracing it during the heatwave.
It’s not unusual for a 90s trend to make a reappearance, in fact we can think of the bucket hat, chunky sandals and anklets all being trends this year — to name a few. The cami dress is also one of these comeback styles to add to the list and it manages to not only work across all seasons, but for all occasions.
Whether you dress it down with trainers for a summer brunch stroll, or you dress it up with strappy barely there sandals, a raffia back and golden jewellery for a wedding guest look — it’ll be one of the hardest working items in your wardrobe.
While the silky fabric, and midi or mini length is still the same as previous decades, the spaghetti straps have been updated to bra-friendly thicker styles (yay). Making them even easier to wear than previous 90s numbers, these new slips aren’t far removed from a chic night dress with the slinky fabric and delicate floral prints.
If wearing a nightie outside looks this good, then we’re all for it. Our fashion team has already spotted many of the street style gang wearing them for summer, and subsequently carefully created a sleek edit of the best ones. Be prepared for all the slip dress inspiration in 3, 2, 1…
Influencer Adenorah also shows how to wear the mini dress version by wearing it with French-girl attitude, midi heel mules and a baguette shoulder bag.
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Réalisation Par the Liv dress
We’ve tracked down Monikh’s exact dress, and it also comes in black (below).
Make it work for evening by trying out the new heeled flip flops (yes, really) instead of the classic flats.
£235, Réalisation Par
Ghost Welsh bouquet summer dress
We’re imagining this on holiday with shell jewellery, rope sandals and multiple hair accessories to keep your face sweat-free.
Topshop daisy print slip dress
You’ve probably already seen this style doing the rounds on Instagram. We predict it’ll be Topshop’s latest £39 ‘it’ dress.
Réalisation Par the Liv dress in rose print
It’s the black and red version of that dreamy dress stylist Monikh has been wearing.
This one will work through to autumn too with boots — not that we’re thinking about these in the heatwave.
£235, Réalisation Par
Mes Demoiselles gardner lace-trimmed cotton-blend slip dress
This could-be-vintage mini dress is firmly in night dress territory, in a great way.
Style with lace up the leg sandals a raffia bag and layered golden jewellery.
£205, Mes Demoiselles
Bernadette Sarah floral-print stretch-silk satin midi dress
If you want to make a statement it’s time to try out one of this season’s key colours: lime green.
Give the zesty hue a go in a silky satin slip dress and win all the style points doing so.
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