The Look: That Vintage Slip Dress

vintage floral slip dress over shirt 90s style with black ankle boots and Tony Bianco black clutch. Australia beach outfit
"She may be young, but she likes old things"


The vintage slip dress can be a little bit daunting. Lying in that strange fashion grey zone, it's both see through and can look like you've stolen it straight from your Nan. 

After re-discovering this saucy, vintage Dolce and Gabbana slip dress at the back of my closet, I was seriously determined to wear it. Layered over a white t-shirt and crochet skirt, it's perfect for giving a bit of 90s grunge to a Summer look. Just call me Courtney Luxe!

Well, as Macklemore said: 'I wear your grandmas clothes, I look incredible...'



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Dress: Vintage Dolce & Gabbana (Similar here)
White Tee: Mink Pink
Crochet Skirt: New chic (Similar here)
Ankle Boots: ASOS
Clutch: Tony Bianco


Hello dearies! Today I bring you a cheeky bit of zimmer frame chic, in the form of this vintage, rose print slip dress. I came across this Dolce & Gabbana gem when I was unpacking my clothes after we moved. Having bought it from a vintage shop back when I was at uni, I had totally forgotten about it and all it's rose-y glory. Don't you just love it when that happens?

But this vintage slip dress, like many other slips causes one huuuuge problem: it has about as much coverage as Nicki Minaj's hot pants. I guess that's because the piece was designed as actual underwear (no kidding Rach), as opposed to those thicker, silky slips that are designed to be worn as a dress. That's when a bit of Summer layering comes in! I added a crochet pencil skirt and white tee underneath, which compliments the white roses in the print perfectly. I grunged it up a bit more with black ankle boots and I seriously loved the result. I felt like it ended up more 90s glam, less your nan.

The vintage slip dress may be as love/hate as Kanye, but if you're looking at styling a slip dress for the day time, here are my tips:

  • If it's sheer, hide your modesty dear!
 Get creative and layer longer skirts underneath and add a turtleneck to play with proportions. If you don't want to take away from the slip, a nude or white cami and shorts are a must.

  • Layer Up Complimentary Colours
Highlight one colour in a printed slip by layering on a tee of the same color. Or play up your textures with a knitted cardi. Give a black slip dress an instant pop by layering over a bright coloured tee.

  •  Collars=cute
Slip dresses look adorable layered over collared shirts. Go for crisp and white for an office-appropriate look or go for a Mod edge with a Peter Pan collar.

In short, slip in, slide on the layers and work it!

57 comments:

  1. I love the look of a slip dress over a shirt. It is such a feminine look with a masculine twist. Such a great combination!

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  2. Have I told you yet these pictures are everything babe? LOVE IT! That slip dress is just everything!
    xxx Fre
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  3. This dress is so cute! I love the print!

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  4. such a pretty slip dress! love what you did with the lace skirt!!
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  5. Lovely dress! You look beautiful as always.
    Xx, Raysa

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  6. Love the print and crochet hemline. Such a unique and fun slip dress!

    Tina
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  7. I absolutely love your dress, it's super pretty! X

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  8. Lovely puctures. The clutch is super cute.
    Nina
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  9. Great photos!!
    Have a nice day!
    *Carol* and xx Vero

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  10. This dress is so cute, i love the lace detail. and you look fantastic, I'm impressed how you made such a cute dress looking edgy with this boots. Keep up girl x
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  11. Rachel,
    I love how creative you were with this dress and the skirt underneath. Very fun!

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    Love, Mary

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  12. Such a cute look and love the idea of doing slip dresses with a peter pan collar under! So stylish! Xx

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  13. love the print on your slip!

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  14. I'm a big fan of slip dresses and I really like how you styled this vintage one! great job!

    The White Ocean

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  15. This slip dress is just gorgeous! I adore the crochet hem!

    XoXo,

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  16. You look absolutely Stunning Rach <3 .... AS ALWAYS :) I love the Laced hem on this vintage style dress mixed with the print! I love the urban / feminine mix & you pull it off so well sweetie <3 xox

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  17. Love slip dresses!! Lovely photos :) x

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  18. Absolutely love how you layered it with the crocheted skirt as well!

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  19. I love this beach! It looks great. How great is vintage shopping?! Cool.

    xx Jenelle
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  20. Great look!
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  21. At first I thought the crochet bit was the part of the dress, nice 90s style Rachel :) I wonder if anyone actually wore it as an underwear, it just looks like a perfect floral summer dress. You did a great with the combination, it looks good! x

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  22. What a cool summer combo!! It has somewhat a bohemian and hippie vibe, together with some of the 90s cool too :)

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  23. This slip dress is stunning!
    Also, I'm so in love with the beach, just WOW :O
    xox

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  24. I simply adore the way you've styled a trendy piece in a way that's totally unique and reflective of your personal style; I LOVE the crochet skirt worn under and those fab ankle boots. I've yet to wear the trend myself, so I'll have to keep your tips in mind! Thanks so much for sharing, beauty, and I hope you're having the best week so far!

    XO,

    Jalisa
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  25. I believe this look was the in thing back in the 90s, the whole grundgy and Doc Marten trend? You wear it well Rachel and I swear you can't look bad ever.

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  26. I love the way you've layered this up, perfect for cooler days!

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  27. How beautiful! I love the white tee underneath, so lovely!

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  28. I love this look, Rachel! You look amazing! The shirt under the dress looks great! Also love how you styled it with the boots! Love the bohemian vibe! Have a wonderful week ahead, beauty!
    Much love, Pisa
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  29. great look!
    xoxo
    Patinka
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  30. great look!
    xoxo
    Patinka
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  31. You look awesome. i love the combination.

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  32. Wow, I love how you styled this dress! It's so 90's!
    xo
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  33. I love this layer combination! Gorgeous!

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  34. Absolutely amazing and cute combo! I'm in love with those floral pattern and the cute half bun! You always look fantastic Rachel! Have a nice day!
    xx
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  35. I have become SO obsessed with slip dresses and vests recently and love them over a plain tee too. You look absolutely beautiful girl!

    Elle
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    xx

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  36. What an amazing find! This dress is so pretty and I love how you have layered it up :) I'm always cautious with things like this and my boyfriend is forever telling me I like prints 'that his grandma would wear' so it's nice to see how you've styled it and I'll definitely be taking inspiration from this look. x

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  37. Dear Rachel, you have forgotten this super cute slip dress? But I'm relieved you discovered it again in your closet at is such a cool vintage piece. Thanks for sharing your helpful tips, as I see the same challenges in the context of slip dresses like you :) You definitely managed to wear your wonderful unique slip dress in a perfect way <3
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
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  38. woooow, rachel, this dress is the cutest :D So good that you discovered it again and found it :D It looks amazing on you and I love this cute flower pattern *_* such a wonderful find in your wardrobe :D Love the view by the way, want to go back on vacay when I look at it :D
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  39. I love this dress and this trend with spaghetti straps and t-shirt... uhhh...!!!
    xoxo

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  40. You look gorgeous and thanks for the tips! :)


    xoxo,
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  41. I believe the slip dress is supposed to show how sexy a woman is, thus making it sheer. For a Dolce Gabbana slip dress I would care if it was sheer or it looked like my grandma's because I would wear the hell out of it! I love the tip you've given on how to wear a slip dress and one can never go wrong with layering it for modesty!
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  42. You look gorgeous darling! I love the hair and how you styled this!
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  43. So amazing outfit. Love your style.
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  44. Love Love This slip dress! Amazing lace details!
    -Kyanna
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  45. I love the trend of the slip dress and you look very pretty :)

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  46. Stunning pictures!
    Have a nice week-end!
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  47. These pics are so gorgeous! love this edgy way of styling a slip dress, the print is fab xx
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  48. This girly dress is so pretty. I absolutely love it, especially how you styled it with white shirt. The photos are beautiful:)
    xxM
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  49. I really love the grunge vibes to this outfit, though still entirely in tune with your personal style! I love that you've combining vintage with present as well. Gorgeous!!

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  50. You look great!
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  51. You're rocking that vintage slip dress Rachel! Love how you actually go to the beach in that dress :)

    BTW, your comment captcha is a little annoying :S

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  52. That is a beautiful slip dress and it looks great layered over the plain white tee and fun crochet lace skirt :)


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