September 28, 2009

Giving Fall the Slip

I wrote a while back about the emerging exposed slip trend and for fall it appears to continue to be relevant. I've seen exposed slips all over! This Dior number is especially lovely.

Thanks to Cc exfrench from BCO's fashion auxilliary for posting the pictures! I especially love the photo on the left because you can see the slip's side slits. It oozes feminine vintage sensibilities and wouldn't be at all difficult to recreate with much less expensive pieces. Just a simple shift paired with any old lace-trimmed slip, layered underneath would offer a similar aesthetic. I love when a trend is democratic and accessible for the simple reason of wearability. Wearable trends that won't break the bank are easier on the closet than flights of fashion fancy (such as harem pants, drop crotch, or other less wearable, short lived silhouettes that ultimately translate in real life as costume, at best and fashion victim, at worst).

I've been wearing a lot of outfits with my growing collection of pretty slips layered underneath.

This salmon pink slip from Anthropologie's sale rack has a pleated ruffle hem, adding femininity to the most simply of old navy cotton dresses. Slips are also practical for reasons of adding length when you might feel too bare.

A steel gray, straight-hemmed slip by Hanky Panky adds a touch more length to my silver lamé Marc by Marc Jacobs Kaleigh dress. I wore it to dinner but found the dress alone to be slightly too short to wear sans hosiery.

What will you pair with your slips and petticoats this fall?


elaina said...

Your shoes in the last picture! WHAT ARE THOSE??? I love them. I need them.

Jesspgh of Consume or Consumed said...

Elaina, They are suede marc by marc jacobs captoe mary janes that I got on ebay. There are lots of color combos available in various sizes at decent prices. I think I paid like $60ish for them brand new in box from seller shoemetro.

Brianna said...

I love both of your outfits, so pretty!!

Lily said...

You have awesome fashion sense.! You look simply gorgeous in both outfits. I too have a similar handbag which I got from Nordstrom discount sale.

hippyhippychic said...

i loved that collection so much


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