Four ways with a slip dress

Sunday Star-Times - Sunday Magazine - - FASHION WITH KARLYA SMITH - Model Mercy from Unique Mod­els Pho­tos Belinda Mer­rie / Styling Karlya Smith Hair and makeup So­phy Phillips

As­lip is in­dis­pens­able dis­pens­able un­der sheer dresses sses and the like, or over a T-shirt. But worn solo as a dress? I had writ­ten that off be­cause of lackk of bra op­tions – a pool side-only out­fit per­haps.

For this four-waysays shoot I had an­other theme planned. But when Mercy tried on this Liam slip dress, I was sur­prised by how ow flat­ter­ing its thick satin was in com­bi­na­tion with a bias cut.

While lots of women might not wearar it solo, when com­bined with jack­ets, tops, shirts andnd other dresses, there’s a plethora of styling pos­si­bil­i­ties.

As evening wear, a slip dress is el­e­gan­tant worn un­der an evening jacket or robe. The ki­mono it’s paired with here is new but a vintage one could be even bet­ter – I’ve picked them up for $50. Strappy san­dals, a lit­tle jew­ellery and d a killer bag pre­vent it from feel­ing like a nightie.htie. Look 1: Top­shop re­versible ki­mono, $150 Liam Nir­vana slip dress, $169 from Ruby uby stores Ruby Didi ear­rings, $59 Ruby Jinx purse, $99 Sol Sana Xavier heel, $245 Look 2: Neuw satin bomber, $270 Neuw Enkel T-shirt, $59.95 Liam Nir­vana slip dress, $169 Minkpink sun­glasses, $69.95 Top­shop Cir­cus sneak­ers, $55 Look 3: Ric­o­chet Takai top, $199 Liam Nir­vana slip dress, $169 Glas­sons ear­rings, $18 Max round buckle belt $60 (not seen) ) Witch­ery Shauna tote bag, $109.95 Mer­chant 1948 Rover slides, $199.90 Look 4: Ges­tuz Obi short cardi­gan, $459 Liam Nir­vana slip dress, $169 Sala­sai skirt, $339 Jas­min Spar­row sil­ver Fran­cois ear­rings,ngs, $169 Sol Sana Elena mules, $239

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