anatomy of :: the slip.

Initially this was going to be all about spaghetti straps, but then I realised, it’s not the strap, it’s the slip that is so iconic. Not necessarily in a good way.


Everything old is new again – one man’s trash in another’s treasure. All the cool kids in the 90’s, aka model groupies / copycats,  tossed out their spaghetti-strapped slip dresses, and now they are popping up all over the place.  After dwelling on this for a while, it dawned on me that, hey, your little spaghetti straps on that singlet, or evening dress, actually look amazing. So I am all for the strap and their shoulder-showing fashion, love a bit of clavicle for the world to see. But the slip? Maybe I have a slight issue with these. It only works for Kate Moss, or other supermodel-esque girls with zero boobs or ass. I don’t even like wearing a slip underneath see-through dresses (although I obviously have to) – that clinginess to all my curves is not my idea of fun or relaxed. I would be in a serious Bridget Jones situation, while Kate Moss circa 199(insert number between 0 and 9) is absolutely babing in the grungey versions.


Dion Lee is a fan, and what a simple, attractive version he makes. Lovely to look at, but definitely not in love with the wearing.


dion lee slip


street style slip dress


kate moss slip dress


kate moss 90s


(Images from 1, 2, 3, 4)

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