Dressed up Fridays: That slinky slip dress

Bringing boudoir to the bar


By Wei Yeen Loh

Dressed up Fridays: That slinky slip dress

We’re bringing SS16’s hottest trend from the runways to real life with this week’s DUF. A slinky slip dress can be worn from day to night with the help of a smart jacket and outstanding accessories. 

Work your ensemble around a simple slip dress that encapsulates the 90s in its silhouette, such as Equipment’s ‘Racquel’ emerald dress made from mid-weight silk-charmeuse. A side split is mandatory for you to strut your way around town.

Channel workplace-chic vibes with this Gucci black bouclé-tweed jacket with contrasting red and navy ribbed wool-blend trims. Jewel tones go perfectly together, and the colours of this retro piece complements the emerald green of your silk number.

The cardinal rule to observe when it comes to slip dresses? Keep your footwear understated and not overly clunky, unless you’re aiming for leather booties and a fur jacket a la Kate Moss circa early 90s. This pair of suede blue Stuart Weitzman ‘Nudist’ heels are a great addition to your ensemble.

Switch out your essentials from your office tote to a handy clutch in the evening. How amazing is this Benedetta Bruzziches enameled brass clutch with a bow that resembles a gift package? A touch of gold hue is just what your outfit needs to up the ante.

Stick to the same jeweled tones when it comes to accessorising your look. Bring on gothic accents with Alexander McQueen’s antiqued silver and gold-tone brass cocktail ring that is engraved with an intricate floral design. 


Have your beauty look go in sync with your dramatic outfit. Apply a layer of Lancôme’s L’Absolu Rouge Définition in 294 – this deep wine matte hue is an unpredictable addition that sets the bar higher than the regular classic red or bold pink.


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