Stuck in a rut during winter wearing the same uniform of ripped jeans, boots and jacket? If you are like me and have been loving 90’s inspired slip dresses, why not try styling them differently so you can wear them right through winter too?
So what is it about the slip dress that is making a comeback right now? Well, unlike other 90’s fashion like flannel shirts, chunky platforms and high waist ‘mother jeans’, the slip dress is very chic and sleek. It’s actually mind boggling that it actually faded off the fashion radar since it’s such a wearable staple item that should belong in every female’s wardrobe.
Here are 5 ways to style the slip dress this winter:
1. Pair it with thigh high boots
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Now fashionably acceptable to be worn outside a strip club, these boots are also perfect for winter because they are one of the few fashion items which are ultra sexy but actually keeps you warm too.
I love these boots from Office which are crafted from grey suede. It features a rounded toe and slim mid height stiletto heel, plus very affordable too. Available here.
2. Dress it over a turtleneck
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If ultra sexy boots aren’t your thing why not go the other way and embrace ‘geek chick’? And what better way to work a 90’s look with another another 90’s fashion cult item? Perfect with white sneakers too.
3. Juxtaposition with your accessories
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Wearing a dress is always cooler when you wear it unexpectedly and ensures you don’t look the same as when you wore it summer. Toughen up a dainty dress with some boots. Make an evening dress casual by wearing a beanie. And don’t forget the oversized coat…which is very practical too!
If the minimalist look isn’t for you, add ruffles, white floral lace and sheer polka dot detail! I love this detail in this dress from Malaysian-born designer Han Chong, Self Portrait and would wear it with nude or white accessories. This dress is available here.
4. Wear over pants
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Yes you read that right! Swap the standard black tights and instead wear it over jeans or black pants instead. To avoid looking like a preschooler, I would ditch the sneakers and wear it with some neutral coloured pumps and a tailored blazer.
Try this look with these Rick Owen casual trousers. Available here.
5. Dress it under a knit.
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When all else fails, just put a chunky knit over your dress. It always works to hide a multitude of sins.
This Ivory cable-knit wool sweater By Alexander McQueen is available on sale here.
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