Victoria Beckham made the Louis Vuitton fall 2013 lace-trimmed slip dress she wore to the Wimbledon Men’s Final look so stunning; there’s no doubt she sparked the start of yet another trend.
Are you ready for the return of the slip dress? This means it’s lingerie-inspired looks all over again!
Victoria Beckham at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships 2013 in London, England, on July 7, 2013
Victoria Beckham paired her slip dress with simple stilettos for a straightforward sexy look, although it’s easy enough to contrast a slip dress’ sexiness with big boots, rugged jackets, and chunky jewelry. For us, the real challenge is in selecting a slip dress. If it already looks like underwear on the hanger, there’s little you can do to make it look less so even if you layer it with the most rugged pieces you can find.
To avoid running the risk of being mistaken for just wearing a nightie while experimenting with this trend, choose printed ones like Victoria Beckham’s plaid slip dress. Further, here’s a list of 5 slip dress styles to select while shopping.
1. Brightly colored or fun printed slip dresses
Stay away from colors typically used for underwear. No white, black, and nude.
2. Interestingly textured slip dresses
Aside from lace, try slip dresses with sequins, tulle, or crochet overlays.
3. Unevenly hemmed slip dresses
Uneven hems on slip dresses give them more flow, movement, and weight.
4. Long slip dresses
5. Slip dresses in stiffer or thicker fabric
A stiffer fabric, such as linen on the Tracy Reese dress and double silk crepe on the Cynthia Rowley dress, makes a slip dress look more substantial and less like a nightie. The sequins on the Parker “Finn” dress below give the appearance of a thicker and heavier fabric without sacrificing the dress’ sexy slip-like look.