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.