Shape up and Slip Out

Shape up and  Slip Out
From left, SS 2016 Givenchy, Slip dress. €29.99. H&M. and SS 2016 Céline

Ruth O’Connor salutes the enduring appeal of the versatile and oh-so-stylish slip dress

Think of the slip dress, and actress Jennifer Aniston automatically springs to mind. The 1990s classic was also famously worn in a shimmering, transparent fabric by the young Kate Moss, and then with Converse and Buffalo trainers by her contemporaries. It’s a retro look not lost on Rihanna, who has a penchant for velvet and lace-trimmed slip dresses.

The slip dress fashion cycle has come round a little too soon for some of us,...

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