Underwear as outerwear
This women's slip dress is so beautiful and elegant that we struggled to pick out our favourite ideas for it. The lavish cascade of the flared bottom from the tapered waist reminds us of water; this could be an ideal moment to use all of those holiday snaps that you took and didn't think you would do anything with. Waterfalls would be on the perfect canvas with this long slip dress.
Slips were originally designed as undergarments serving many purposes; to help the dress or skirt hang properly, to protect from chafing, for warmth or even for modesty when wearing something sheer. Throughout the 90s, and beyond, as part of the underwear-as-outerwear trend (which included corsets and bikini tops worn alone with shorts) slip dresses became increasingly popular. Designed to closely resemble an underslip, appearing as an undergarment but meant to be seen, they were made from sensual and elegant fabrics. A piece of clothing that was created with such a statement, is great for getting a message across. Personalise with something that is significant to you, and spread understanding, or make a moral point at your event.