The Slip Dress

Back in the 1990s the slip dress was king. All the Britpop women were wearing them, from Meg Matthews to Patsy Kensit and the Spice Girls; Posh loved a slip dress.

They’re not for everyone, not being the most forgiving of dresses, but they are on-trend again, as part of this year’s 90s revival, and they will stay with us through to autumn.

So, if you want to be ahead, get a slip dress, and get on with it. Team your slip with chunky sandals for a pared down look, strappy sandals for a more dressed up take on it, or even chunky boots for a true 90s look. Throw on a denim or leather jacket, and rock the simplest of dresses.

Here’s our top ten.

A slip dress can be any length from short, to midi, to maxi. This white lace and silk maxi version from French Connection (£160) looks like a peignor or nightdress, right? Perfect! That’s exactly the look we’re going for. Wear flats and a denim jacket with this for a casual cool look.

French Conection maxi slip dress

Debenhams‘ Red Herring tribal printed slip dress (£45)  is perfect day or night, dressed up, or dressed down.

Debenhams Red Herring maxi slip dress

New Look’s simple stripe slip dress (£24.99) is candy cute for summer – it’s sort of midi-length so would look fab with simple strappy sandals, low or high.

New Look stripe slip dress

H&M’s beige lace slip dress (£29.99) is another that looks like nightwear or lingerie, and is therefore absolutely perfect. keep your accessories simple and neutral with this, and your hair and makeup understated in a perfectly 90s way.

H&M lace slip dress

H! by Henry Holland’s slip dress at Debenhams (£35) has a crossover back strap and a crackled pattern. Bold red lips, strappy shoes and a clutch, and slicked back hair will show this dress of to its very best.

Debenhams H by Henry Holland slip dress

New Look’s pale pink slip (£17.99) is utterly simple – there’s nothing much to this dress, and it needs nothing much with it to show it off perfectly. Remember that less is always more when it comes to accessorizing slip dresses.

New Look Slip Dress pink

JOY’s bold emerald green short slip (£25, was £35) is perfect summer evening wear. Add heels and a bold smile and big attitude!

JOY green slip dress

H&M’s v-neck version (£39.99) in black is the perfect LBD slip dress. Team with black accessories and a bold lip or eye for a perfect look.

Black v neck slip dress

Angeleye Dreedom @ JOY’s ruffle detail slip (£32) takes a simple form and adds something to lift it and make it a bit more fun.

Red Ruffle JOY slip dress

Finally, and perfect for summer and right through autumn and winter, it’s New Look’s gold metallic simple slip dress (£27.99).

New Look metallic slip dress

Easter bonnet style – Weekly Wishlist

Remember making Easter bonnets? How much fun was that? Make one if you like this Easter, but you might look a wee bit odd wandering about with a crepe paper and fake flower bonnet on. It’s not the Easter bonnet style we’re looking for.

Here’s how to get some proper Easter bonnet style – buy a hat! Hats are a great invention – they look fab, and they protect your head from the elements – rain and sun. (There are issues in the wind, but that’s for another day).

So, what would be your Easter bonnet style? A straw hat is a holiday musthave, agreed? Also great for festivals, and impromptu days in the park when the sun shines. That will happen, you know we’re right!

So, maybe a straw hat with some shells and feathers is your Easter bonnet style – find one at New Look for £12.99. Maybe Mantaray @ Debenhams‘ blue stone trimmed trilby (£14) is more your style? Or French Connection’s two toned large rimmed floppy version (£55)

easter bonnet style weekly wishlist

BHS’s tan and cream stripy sunhat (£12) is cute Easter bonnet style. And Louche @ JOY’s straw boater (£15) is schooldays perfection!

Big 1970s inspired floppy hats are perfect for keeping those rays off your face – and pulling that 1970s look together. This fab black and white version is from Principles by Ben De Lisi @ Debenhams (£22). But we adore the Easter yellow trimmed version at JOY (£18).

H&M’s navy straw floppy (£9.99) is perfect if you prefer the darker shade of bonnet, as is GAP’s trilby (£19.95).

We love J by Jasper Conran’s monochrome Panama style hat at Debenhams (£22), and White Stuff’s trimmed trilby is a perfect hat for spring (£22.50).

Wool hats are perfect for spring and the end of summer. H&M’s tan felted hat is 100% wool (£14.99), as is their cute plum boater (£9.99).

Take things back to the 1990s with New Look’s daisy print bucket hat (£7.99) and their simple grey cap (£7.99).

What’s your Easter bonnet style?