JUST SLIP INTO IT

Fash­ion for­ward women have given a big thumbs up to the very ’90s slip dress trend

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Lifestyle - Pr­erna Gauba pr­erna.gauba@htlive.com

In 1996, when Princess Diana walked the red car­pet at Met Gala, wear­ing a dark blue slip gown by Dior, she suc­ceeded in mak­ing the slip dress the sex­i­est thing for a woman to wear. De­signed by John Gal­liano, the cre­ative di­rec­tor of Dior, the silk slip dress with black lace de­tail­ing around the neck­line be­came quite a rage. It swiftly con­quered the fash­ion run­way too, with de­sign­ers such as Calvin Klein and Nar­ciso Ro­driguez de­sign­ing myr­iad adap­ta­tions of these dresses in the fall of 1997, ready-to-wear show.

There was a time when these dresses were con­sid­ered in­ner­wear. Dur­ing the Mid­dle Ages, in Eng­land, smock was a loose-fit­ting, straight-cut and light­weight gar­ment worn by women be­neath their dresses. It was called a chemise in France.

Slip dresses have made a stylish come­back this season as out­er­wear. In­ter­na­tional run­ways re­cently saw Nina Ricci, Ce­line and Burberry show­case adap­ta­tions of the dress. Their rein­vented ver­sions made the dress look classy yet sen­sual. Style it right It’s im­por­tant to wear the slip in a way it doesn’t look like an in­ner wear. Though it’s a fairly ver­sa­tile piece, one has to wear it de­pend­ing on the oc­ca­sion. Dur­ing the day it could be worn with jeans and a thin waist belt or an over­sized denim jacket and sneak­ers. “Dress up the slip dress with a belt at the waist, stilet­tos and a sling bag. A pair of train­ers with a high pony tail and a pop of lip colour add the cool vibe to your slip dress,” sug­gests de­signer Nan­dita Mahtani.

For an evening look, go dressy. “It can be dressed up with jew­ellery and shoes like lace up booties or pumps,” sug­gests de­signer Shehla Khan. Make sure that the gar­ment is well-fit­ted and the sil­hou­ettes are cut well. “Go for slip dresses that take your body shape. Avoid straight-cut ones as they look more like in­ner­wear,” says stylist Vikram Seth. Going In­dian You can give a desi spin to your slip dress. “I think a slip dress could look good with ei­ther a long em­broi­dered or patch­work jacket or a or­ganza cape,” says Khan. The fab­rics “Silk satin in dark colours with del­i­cate lace is a beautiful com­bi­na­tion. Sheathed silk geor­gette also has a great fall,” says Mahtani.

Silk satin in dark colours with con­trast­ing del­i­cate lace is a beautiful com­bi­na­tion. Sheathed silk geor­gette also has a great fall NAN­DITA MAHTANI, DE­SIGNER

Go for slip dresses that take your body shape. Avoid straight-cut ones as they look more like in­ner­wear VIKRAM SETH, STYLIST

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