It's safe to say that the slip skirt has had a storming comeback as of late. Originally used to help dresses and skirts hang properly, warm the body in winter and prevent clothing from becoming see-through, these days, slips are an altogether different beast. Liberated from its lingerie status, the slip found its way to the forefront of '90s fashion, but until now, it hasn't had much of a look in. However, with the industry's renewed obsession with all things throwback, this season has seen the trend back in fashion editors' good books (if you need proof, just check out the success of Réalisation's leopard-print skirt).
Light, body-skimming and surprisingly versatile, this look has become a Who What Wear work-ready staple (over half the office owns one). When it comes to styling, the Insta crowd has enjoyed subverting the slip's ultra-feminine connotations by pairing it with sneakers and casual tees. However, the joy of the slip is that it can also be dressed up for more formal occasions, whether that's pairing it with a slinky cami top, or (our favourite option) tucking in a crisp white shirt and adding heeled sandals and statement earrings. Now that's multipurpose. In need of inspiration? Scroll down to find out how our favourite bloggers have styled the look and shop our edit of the best slip skirts.
Style Notes: An easy way to style a slip skirt is with as white tee and low-heeled shoes, as seen on Katie Beth Payne. This Topshop version has been flying off the shelves and being reissued in different colourways.