It's safe to say that the slip skirt has had a storming comeback as of late. The practical, multipurpose undergarment was originally used to help dresses and skirts hang properly, warm the body in winter and prevent clothing from becoming see-through. Fast forward 100 years and the slip's great-great-granddaughter is an altogether different beast. Liberated from its lingerie status, the slip found its way to the forefront of '90s fashion, but until now, 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 sellout 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 have enjoyed subverting the ultra-feminine connotations of the slip by pairing it with chunky knits 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.
Scroll down to shop our edit of the best slip skirts.
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This will work for both formal and casual occasions.
A forest green slip is perfect for winter.
A animal print-spin on the slip skirt trend.
The colour of this Vince number is so pretty.
This ASOS look keeps selling out.
A classic option for a more minimalist finish.
The twisted waistband detail makes this so much more interesting.
Such a pretty colour, that will transition well into 2019.
A bit of lace never goes amiss...
A great option for a party.
Everyone is going crazy for this Mango leopard skirt.
The length of this midi will be so flattering.
This is such good value for money.
Slip skirts needn't be plain. This polka dot number will look great with crew neck knits.
The colour of this maxi skirt feels very vintage.
Style this with a roll neck jumper and knee-high boots.
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This story was published at an earlier time and has since been updated.