THE SLIP DRESS IS BACK
Take a trip back to the ‘90s and channel Kate Moss and Carolyn Bessette.
By Tamara Abraham
Gwyneth Paltrow (left) and Kate Moss (right)
Picture it: Kate Moss, a slip dress, Johnny Depp on her arm, the paparazzi going wild.
While we aren’t all lucky enough to look like Mossy, or date Johnny Depp, we can at least channel her ‘90s-era style, currently making a long-overdue comeback.
Back in the ‘90s, Kate wore a slip more often than not. It was the era of Calvin Klein minimalism, grunge and the original supermodels, and a less-is-more asthetic was the order of the day.
From left: Christy Turlington, Sofia Coppola, Winona Ryder
Kate wasn’t the only celebrity to make the slip a fashion staple. Carolyn Bessette wore a white slip to marry John F. Kennedy Jr. in 1996. That same year, Gwyneth Paltrow wore a beaded Calvin Klein slip gown to the Oscars. Courtney Love, Winona Ryder, Sarah Jessica Parker and Sofia Coppola were all fans of the slip, while Jennifer Aniston’s fashion-loving character Rachel wore it in “Friends”, and Alicia Silverstone’s “Clueless” character Cher wore mini slips by Alaia and Calvin Klein.
Jodie (left) and Danielle (right) in their customized Dannijo slip dresses
The Dannijo slip dress is handmade in New York and available in three colors
Now the slip dress is back on the runways at Coach, Off-White and Alexander Wang, and the styling potential is more fun than ever. Try it with a T-shirt underneath or a leather jacket on top, with chunky sneakers or platform sandals. It’s pretty much all you need to get through the summer.
For a real vintage vibe, Dannijo has created a limited-edition run of slip dresses. Available in three colors, the dresses are 100% silk and handmade in New York. You can also wash and dry your slip dresses (no dry-cleaners needed!)
Check out the selection at the Dannijo store at 330 Hudson Street, NY 10013.