"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...'
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!
- Layer Up Complimentary Colours
In short, slip in, slide on the layers and work it!