TREND REPORT: SLIP STREAM

Barely-there spaghetti-strap dresses and peek-a-boo bra straps under slinky gowns hint at bedroom attire with a 1990s twist. Jason Wu and Dolce & Gabbana focus on
after-dark appeal, while Christopher Kane and Chloé update the summer dress.
  • DKNY Illusion V-neck crepe dress
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    DKNY celebrates its 25th anniversary this spring and used the occasion to revisit some of its greatest hits. This black crepe slip dress is among them and is held up with invisible skinny shoulder straps. Bring this classic LBD firmly up-to-date with a graphic clutch and mules.
  • BOTTEGA VENETA Lace embroidered crepe gown
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    Tomas Maier placed an emphasis on craft for Bottega Veneta’s Resort collection and this black crepe gown shows the impeccable result. It features a contrasting pale-pink front panel which is decorated with hand-embroidered lace and delicately block-printed for a truly unique result. Let this stellar design speak for itself by styling it simply with a box clutch and minimal jewellery.
  • GILES Cowboy Kate-print silk dress
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    The Cowboy Kate print seen on this silk slip dress is actually a photograph of Kate Moss taken by Glen Luchford in the early 1990s. The dress was one of the keys looks in Giles' SS14 runway show and looks best worn with a simple clutch and ankle-strap heels.
  • GILES Kate smoking-print dress
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    Giles worked in collaboration with photographer Glen Luchford for his SS14 collection. The smoking image of Kate Moss seen on this silk dress was taken by the photographer in the early 1990s. Keep accessories understated and in metallic or black.
  • MOTHER OF PEARL Bistra fruits-print dress
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    This season Mother of Pearl was inspired by nature and the work of London-based artist Mat Collishaw. This Bistra silk cami dress shows the result and is printed with a mix of tropical fruits stripes and leopard prints. It's the perfect getaway style.
  • BAND OF OUTSIDERS LONG DAY DRESSES CHAIN PRINT M Navy
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    This indigo chain-print maxi dress from Band of Outsiders has a bohemian sensibility that's so right for summer. The lightweight cotton-blend fabric is subtly printed and the back is detailed with crossover skinny straps. Wear it with leather pool slides for an on-trend finishing touch.
  • MARC JACOBS Stripe satin dress
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    Marc Jacobs’ striped satin dress is a masterclass in refined resort styling. Antique Swarovski crystal-embellished straps add a dash of sparkle and the silk and wool construct provides a premium feel. Just add an oversized clutch and ankle-strap sandals to complete a fun evening look.
  • JOSEPH EVENING DRESSES WASHED SATIN M Navy
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    1990s are back in a big way for spring and the slip dress is one the era's defining pieces. This navy version from Joseph is made from butter-soft washed silk and easily slips on. Strappy sandals and a boxy clutch will nod to the era but in the subtlest way.
  • MAX MARA Ebbri dress
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    This pearl-grey Ebbri dress from Max Mara has been expertly crafted from a sumptuous double-faced cashmere angora and virgin wool-blend. The opening look in the SS14 runway collection it epitomises the label’s easy elegance. Team it with the matching coat for a contemporary take on the twinset.
  • DIANE VON FURSTENBERG Teddy dress
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    This Teddy maxi dress from DVF is the perfect blend of bohemian style and ladylike polish. It?s cut from pure silk and features the label's standout Sandscape print. Wear yours with colour-pop sandals when the sun goes down.
  • STELLA MCCARTNEY Anna satin dress
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    The simplicity of this Anna satin dress from Stella McCartney is perfectly in tune with the season's minimalist mood. Wear it as a modern cocktail alternative with an oversized clutch and strappy heels.
  • GIVENCHY Full length twisted shoulder V-neck dress
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    Expertly cut from panels of white silk crepe this Givenchy gown is a vision in white. Twisted shoulder straps an overlay back panel and a flared fish tail hem are what make it. All it needs is vibrant accessories and a sprinkling of fine jewellery.
  • DIANE VON FURSTENBERG Annie dress
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    Floor sweeping and in a sunset red hue this Annie dress from DVF is perfect for all manner of summer occasions. It's cut from pure silk-crepe so sits elegantly over the body and features nineties-style skinny shoulder straps. Dress yours up or down switching embellished flats for single-sole sandals.
  • STELLA MCCARTNEY Anna daisy devor? dress
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    Stella McCartney?s Anna dress is how to wear the LBD in 2014. This lingerie-inspired piece gives a nod to the season?s 1990s nostalgia but is made to feel modern with daisy devor? lace and a flowing bias-cut skirt. Complement the visible nude silk lining with a clutch and heels in the same hue.
  • CHLOÉ Silk-cloqué flag dress
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    A beautiful cream dress epitomises spring dressing and none come lovelier than Chloé's silk-cloqué flag design. It has a deep V-neck with a silk drawstring that adds a peekaboo element to the bustline. It makes an elegant choice for day but takes on a whole new personality when teamed with metallic heels by night.
  • SPORTMAX Molveno dress
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    Sportmax's graphic monochrome dress is a bold answer to evening attire. An asymmetric hem puddle train and highlighter stripes are used to dramatic effect - simply pair with single-strap sandals and a no-fuss clutch; this dress needs little else.
  • DOLCE & GABBANA OCCASION DRESS SILK LINGERIE S Red
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    Dolce & Gabbana harks back to the lingerie dressing of the 1990s with this scarlet-red slip dress. It's crafted from a fluid silk satin with intricate lace panelling and delicate ruching at the bust that creates shape and definition. Add a pair of chandelier earrings and a high-octane clutch to emulate the label's runway show.
  • JASON WU Embellished silk gown
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    The 1990s continued to inspire fashion’s finest this season and Jason Wu is the latest designer to romance the decade. In his hands the classic bias-cut dress feels fresh sophisticated and red carpet-worthy. It’s cut from liquid taupe silk and embellished with myriad coloured beads that shimmer as you move.
  • CHRISTOPHER KANE Crocodile-clip lace dress
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    'We live because of flowers and trees' said Christopher Kane after his floral-heavy spring show and this sleeveless V-neck dress celebrates that sentiment with its pretty mint-green and white lace design. The show's signature crocodile clips attach the skinny straps to the dress which also has a delicate ivory silk lining.
  • TIBI Silk maxi dress
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    A black maxi dress is key to every getaway wardrobe and this silk style from Tibi is both chic and understated. Style yours with metallic sandals in the day slipping on a beaded kaftan when the sun goes down.

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