A 90s original that you can always rely on, the slip has long been a wardrobe staple of mine.
Given a new lease of life, thanks to Phoebe Philo at Celine, who showed two-tone midi slips paired with pom pom scarves, the slip remains a constant source of inspiration; thanks to its canvas-like ability to be paired with practically anything and the fact that it looks like lingerie.
For party season go velvet, or get ahead of next season and channel SS16 Calvin Klein with a nude slip.
Get the Look:
Rosie for Autograph, Pure silk nightdress, £63.20, M&S
Zara, Velvet Studio Dress, £49.99, Zara
Rag & Bone, Izabella Dress in Spicy Orange, £325, Rag & Bone
Whistles, Diamante Slip Dress, £65, Whistles
Protagonist, Long Slip Dress, £400.33, Farfetch
Motel, Tiffany Dress, £35, Topshop
Boutique, Lame Slip Dress, £125, Topshop
Equipment, Racquel Slip Dress, £254.40, Equipment
All you need to complete the look is a cosy fur and a swish of lipstick.
If berry is more your bag then Estee Lauder’s collaboration with Joan Smalls produced my favourite plum of the season; the Pure Color Envy Sculpting Matte Lipstick, in Commanding (£25), a moody berry that lasts the day.
Also high on the list is Tom Ford’s Black Dahlia (£38), which isn’t new but definitely an essential (and one you can probably ask for for Christmas.) This creamy matte is rich in pigment and keeps lips hydrated all night.
Following not far behind is Lipstick Queen’s Bete Noir, Possessed Intense (£28), a 90% pigmented, matte, gothic black berry, that I adore applying for the days I want a bit more edge.
All three are highly moisturising and matte; so as not to take any shine off you (or your silky slip).