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slip + velvet crush

10. 09. 2016 slip + velvet crush

I am super excited that two of my long-time loves are so hot right now - slip dresses and velvet. Can't get enough of it! My collection of slip dresses spans ages ago to late 90's when I became infatuated with the look Kate Moss or Courtney Love were rocking in their trademark, nonchalant way. There is something so sexy and carefree about wearing a simple slip dress without a bra (specifically for us flatter-chested ladies) that I am always on a hunt for yet another vintage or new shiny, lace-y, hip hugging slip dress. And it’s not easy to find the perfect one - the cut, the silhouette, the neckline, the fabric – all the elements need to synergize into a flawless fit, making it a rare find.  I think Zara did a pretty good job with this forest green satin/polyester dress. The color is mesmerizing. The cut is flattering. The slit is sexy. The neckline is adequate with plenty of off-the-shoulder action. All in all, a stunner. I accessorized it with a Rag & Bone hat and Zara ankle boots to channel my inner rock chic. And a Fendi micro-peekaboo to stash the cash. 

Martina’s take on the velvet trend surprisingly came in the 70’s style midi dress.  The steel gray color is eye-catching and futuristic. The texture is delicate. No wonder she got hooked on this Zara velvet catch. Her choice of Gucci ankle boots gives the dress a tougher look, but it can also be elegantly paired with tall boots to accentuate the 1970’s look.

Vast selection of slip dresses is available on MatchesFashion.com or Net-a-Porter. And of course, Zara, and of course, one of my favorite Australian labels, MaurieandEve. If you covet velvet, you can find a great selection at ASOS.com, TheReformation, and again, Zara.