FREUDIAN SLIP DRESS
The slip dress reigned supreme over the 1990’s — when, if memory serves correctly, everyone wore slip dresses all of the time. Today, it’s back, but by way of the 1940’s and 1970’s — a little less casual, and more intentional. If in the 90’s, the look was nonchalant and grungy, as if to say, “Sorry, I’ve been so busy listening to Pearl Jam I don’t have time to bathe, brush my hair, or eat,” today it’s slightly more cerebral, as if one has read several think pieces on the topic of the role of the slip in early films before going out.
Céline’s fall/winter 2015-6 was choc-full of slip dress variations that seemed to reinterpret the 1940’s glamour girl dressing gown, while Marc Jacobs’s version was sheer antique-looking elegance. And Gucci‘s was a bit more recent in its references — see-through, short, sexy, and lace. Actually, you might get arrested for wearing it in public.
Now let me go slip into something a little more comfortable.