The Look: Underwear as Beachwear

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 Apologies if you stumbled upon this post expecting me to be in my undies! (You cheeky devil, you!) 

Today, I bring you a fully clothed, yet slightly risque trend for me; underwear as outerwear. Sorry Mum.

Slip dresses have been sneaking up on us for the past few seasons and today, I style the slip play suit; all the saucy vibes of the dress, with just that little bit more coverage! 

fringe choker

palm tree fashion

mirrored round sunglasses beach

boho beach hair

slip beach

holster bag

cairns beach 

cairns beach
Jumpsuit: New Chic* GET 20% OF USING THE CODE '20off1574
Bikini Top: Fala (similar)
Sunglasses: Jeepers Peepers (similar)
Chokers: Lovisa (similar)

Donning my 'Paul McCartney' sunnies and my dirty-hippy-beach-hair (#keshaslittlesis), I braved the 38 degree tropical heatwave to bring you this sun-filled, albeit sweaty, outfit post.

I have been loving the slip dress trend and have found myself having an utter pin-fest drooling over all the fashionistas that can pull this off. However, as the owner of a pear shape figure and being self conscious of my thighs, wearing a slip dress was about as likely as becoming the third Olsen twin. NOT gonna happen!

Then I stumbled upon this New Chic 'slip playsuit'. With a plunging neckline, lace trimmings and a silky sheen finish, this playsuit has all the vibes of the slip dress, whilst being more suitable to my beachy lifestyle.

Although it is a little too low to be worn without some sort of modesty coverage underneath, I actually think the bikini top adds another facet to the look. Although the braver ladies may feel comfortable being all out booby, I'm way too much of a nun for that. Oh look... the British in me is coming out!

I styled the look with my layered chokers and took my beautiful new Holster daytrip bucket bag out for it's first beach trip! The fabric is totally waterproof and sand-proof and it has a removable satin lining, if you wanna pop your wet bikini in it! I LOVE.

Are you loving the slip dress trend? Here's my top tips:

  • If you have an hourglass or rectangle shape, go for a slip dress
  • Pear shapes and apple shapes should opt for a slip play suit.
  • Does the thought of a slip dress turn you blue? Warm it up with a faux-fur jacket and knee high boots. Oh-so-Hollywood.
  • A maxi slip dress is a fabulous option for an evening wear look. Add polished accessories, to stop it looking too much like you've stolen Nana's nightie!
  • Layer your slip dress or play-suit over a white tee for a cute casual look.
  • Wear with mega-watt confidence! This is one trend your other half will certainly approve! ;)

Rachel

xoxo

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68 comments:

  1. love the slip dress trend, it's the new thing now....
    great tips, thanks
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  2. love the slip dress trend, it's the new thing now....
    great tips, thanks
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  3. Lovin your jumpsuit.
    Such a chic look in the beach

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  4. I love slip dresses. I've actually always hoped for it to become a thing. I'm so glad it is now! You're totally rocking this one babe! I cant wait to wear it when it's summer here <3

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  5. I love the slip dress trend! I've been buying slip dresses for a few seasons and can't get enough of it! Beautiful beach outfit and pictures Rachel!;)
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  6. Beautiful pictures !! I love your jumpsuit ! :)

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  7. So trendy, I love your slip dress/jumpsuit!
    This beach is a paradise!
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  8. Love this outfit, you have combined it amazingly! And I sooo need some vitamin d + beach.
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  9. Love your beach dress, looking so good. x haha the undies part is funny

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  10. Awesome! I absolutely had fun reading this. Have a fun-filled day!

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  11. Lovely slip beach dress and the beautiful necklace....Great Post dear..xoxo, Neha

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  12. Yes this look is better suited to the beach and such, but what a fun glam beachy look!

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  13. I absolutely love this and believe underwear can totally be layered up for outerwear. This is just the most gorgeous beach outfit- obsessed! xxx

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  14. Lovely post, dear!! .x

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  15. Wow.. Stop being so Gorgeoussssssss! Your blogs are one of my faves. You are so creative and so stunning! Love it.
    Xox, Raysa

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  16. Gorgeous slip dress! Total beach babe dear! Looking stunning

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  17. Beautiful pictures! Love how you made the playsuit wearable with the bikini top :)

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  18. Love the details of your outfit!
    xx
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  19. That moonshape necklace is sooo pretty! I used to love the idea of a jumpsuit, but it felt sort of awkward having to undress to use the restroom. I'd probably otherwise live in one :P

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  20. WOW you look so sexy here Rachel! and that necklace looks so so exquisite on you too! Have a fab week hun :)

    xoxo, Aldora
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  21. You're such a babe! Love these photos! xo

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  22. I love the slip dress trend too! This one looks ideal as beachwear too hon, great idea!
    xoxo
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  23. Amazing pictures, it's nice to be reminded what sunshine looks like! It's very grey in London at the moment, haha!!
    Have a lovely day :)
    Rosanna x
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  24. Your pics, your style, your whole Outfit ♥ I´m in love!
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  25. Wow those pictures are amazing, and I love the way you wear this slip dress, perfect for the beach !


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  26. Amazing post! Love your location always.Thanks for sharing!
    Have a great week!
    Much love, Len
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  27. Love the playsuit and how you styled it with the bikini top! I'm like you, there's no way I'd wear it without something underneath. Plus I have nothing on top so I'd look like a (non) hot mess, haha. And I love those chokers. You look amazing!
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  28. I absolutely adore this look and you've styled it perfectly! need a slip dress in my life ASAP!!

    XO Lacey
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  29. You look gorgeous hun!
    Love your dress!
    fab pics!
    xxx
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  30. Lovely photos girl!
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  31. These photos are beautiful! I love your outfit!

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  32. You look gorgeous! I really like the jumpsuit, it is so pretty! These photos made me miss the hot summer days, can't wait for it :) xx

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  33. Wow I love this post!!! You are such a beauty <3 I really like that playsuit!

    I love that you included helpful tips on how to wear them based on different body types!

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  34. You look so beautiful, Rachel; I love your "underwear" playsuit! I'm excited about getting some slips and working around them this spring/summer, you've definitely inspired me :) Thanks so much for sharing and I hope you're having a wonderful week so far!

    XO,

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  35. Slip dress. Nice tips. You look gorgeous dear.

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  36. I cant wait for the summer...great tips for beachwear.

    xoox,
    geri

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  37. Love these photos! I feel as though I'm transported to the beach right now! :) Adore that jumpsuit; looks lovely on you.

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  38. I really love the slip dress look I just haven't been brave enough to wear one yet. As the weather warms up maybe I'll get over it because they look so good. Love your take on the look!

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  39. wow I wish I was there right now! It looks so amazing and pretty there and you look great
    xo
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  40. That FALA bikini top looks really good on you dear! x

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  41. Love how you layered the jumpsuit! Goin to the beach like that is chic!

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    xo, Alyssa

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  42. Amazing pics!
    Baci,
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  43. Just passing by loves,
    Have a great day

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  44. girl you look so chic! I love how you matched the navy theme with the mirrored sunglasses, which I really LOVE!

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  45. You look fab honey! The perfect beach look! Love your shades! <3 xxx
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  46. Nice dress :)
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  47. As I said on your Instagram, this look is SO gorgeous on you Rachel! The plunging lace-trimmed neckline is super flattering and the colour of the look works really well with your blonde hair and tan :)

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  48. Stunning pictures! I love the jumpsuit!

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  49. Yes, dear Rachel, I really love the slip dress trend and your super beautiful slip dress overall is even a very good increase of this trend <3 Love it also you wear the bikini top under it including your beachy hair. But I have to admit I can't imagine that hot temperatures you have at the moment as in Bavaria we have again snow ... even tons :) Enjoy the last weekday!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
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  50. Rachel, you are by far my fave beach babe! Stunning, as always! You honestly belong in a magazine! Have you thought of modeling?! You really should! On a different note, thank you for your sweet words always! So glad we connected!
    xoxo, Vanessa
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  51. You are rocking this trend! Love that romper! These photos are stunning - can I be sunbathing by those turquoise waters please?! Wishing you an amazing weekend doll!
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  52. You look stunning Rachel! I love the plunging lace trimmed neckline, it's so sexy and feminine���� You've styled it beautifully with your bikini top and could the water look anymore beautiful with you ����

    Xo, Jackie
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  53. Great eye for identifying and highlighting the slip dress trend! It look fabulous on you!!

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  54. ahh love this!
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  55. I am a cheekly devil indeed!! I love a play suit for the beach because it suits the atmosphere. Your playsuit from New chic is everything!, I love the color and the edgy details on it.Pairing it with a bikini top was a perfect idea. You are totally beach sexy without showing everything!!
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  56. Amazing jumpsuit, I love it, thanks for sharing, you look stunning!!!

    xxx

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  57. Great idea. I would never have thought of using underwear as beachwear, but I must say you've done it incredibly chic!

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  58. A slip dress is not an easy trend to wear, but I absolutely love how you styled it :)

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