Just let me slip into something more comfortable…
Underwear as outerwear has been ticking all of our trend boxes over the course of the last few seasons. It started with a fascination with lace bodices and corsets, mostly worn over t-shirts and used to bring the classic white shirt to life and this season the trend has graduated to slip skirts and dresses.
For most, trends involving slip dresses and skirts take us right back to the nineties, transported to a time when Kate Moss first began dictating the street style rules.
In a more formal take on the look, it’s hard to forget the breath-taking gown worn by Princess Diana to the Met Gala in 1996, a stunning navy, lace-trimmed slip dress by John Galliano designed as part of his first ever couture collection for Dior.
We’ve obsessed over the street style capabilities of the trend throughout the decades that have passed since it’s 90s debut and much to our delight, this look has been taken into 2019 – with a fresh, cool, midi length.
Topshop reigns supreme in championing the satin midi trend this season. Whether that be the sexy slip dress or the slinky skirt, we’re totally spoilt for choice. You’ve got to be quick though because despite two restocks and the release of an extensive colour range, popular sizes are flying off the rails and the website.
Stuck for style inspiration? Here are 4 different ways we’ve styled Topshop’s cult favourite satin midis.
The Rust Satin Slip Dress
The Monochrome Satin Slip Dress
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The latest to join the ever-growing collection of Topshop satin bias midi skirts is the perfect pink, two-textured stripe version that has us dreaming of spring and romanticising about endless date-night outfit options.
If you’re ready to completely immerse yourself in 90s nostalgia, this white version is the one for you. Shamelessly take styling notes from our model here and invest in heeled strappy sandals with a black cami top to complete the look. Fear of feeling the chill? Black turtleneck and boots work just as well.
Florals for spring? One step ahead of you, Miranda Priestley. We’re channelling spring florals into our winter wardrobes in the hope it will manifest spring into existence much sooner than originally planned.
If in doubt, stick with the OG versions of the skirt. A word of warning though, consider them a gateway to further colourway addictions of the satin midi skirt phenomenon sweeping the nation.
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