Your Slip Dress is Showing!

Skivvies are so timeless. Think of Botticelli’s Primavera. Or the Empress Josephine’s ethereal gowns. The slip dress of the 20th century first signified the liberation of the flapper, then the glamour of 30s movie stars. After a bit of a rest,* it reappeared in the 80s and 90s, perfected by designers such as Alberta Ferretti, Gianni Versace, and Calvin Klein The line between slip and dress has been permanently blurred by the likes of Kate Moss. Or you, as you choose from Jane’s Vanity’s selection of the very prettiest chemises, slips and gowns.

Short: Loveday London’s leather and lace creations are too gorgeous to stay at home. The show-stopping Elfin Silk and Leather Slip mixes a minky pink body with metallic lambskin cups and silver lace at cups and hem. The snappy Lysander Silk and Leather Chemise offers a white silk column adorned with white lambskin cups and heavy black and white lace at cups and hem. Just add a little sweater.

Longer: Olivia Von Halle’s unadorned masterpieces hit just below the knee on most, perfect for her sensuous bias-cut silk. Feel your seductive best in the powder pink Issa Oyster Chemise, the Issa Carmine, or the Issa Green Flash. Nice under a long skinny jacket.

Longest: Christine Vancouver gowns have it all. A plunging neckline to accent and flatter the bosom. A bit of sheer lace. A swingy long skirt. The best part is the mystery they add to your evening. What is that she is wearing? Keep them guessing in the Peacock Glamour Gown or the saturated periwinkle of the Faberge Gown or the deep red of the Diva Gown.

Enjoy JV’s lingerie language that redefines the concept of “dressed.”

-Kate L
*To see the 50s version of slip dressing, be sure to watch Phantom Threads, the new movie starring Daniel Day Lewis.

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