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For this week’s pick, we’re styling the sexy Slip dress from our Top Drawer lingerie collection. Take it out of the bedroom with this grunge-inspired look.

For better or worse, the nineties have come back in a big way (check out the Spring 2013 Dries Van Noten collection, or the explosion of skater-skirt-and-crop-top ensembles). Our Top Drawer collection is absolutely beautiful, but I wanted to take one of the super-feminine designs in a grungey, Courtney Love/Sonic Youth direction. This delicate slipdress is the perfect layering piece to start your own nineties-inspired look.

These lingerie designs are surprisingly easy to take out on the street. Cover up on top with a tough leather jacket or denim vest, and add some lace tights underneath. A chunky platform or combat boot balances out the softness on top. Finish up with simple geometric jewelry, a nude lip, and a rock chick smoky eye. The mix of tough and feminine, satin and leather is perfect to catch a summer concert. Why not sew up the whole Top Drawer collection? The layering possibilities are endless!

Would you try this look?

Happy sewing!

Amanda

8 Comments

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    May 14, 2015, 11.51 AMby robarbiegamer

    No single piece in my own closet gets more consistent wear, no matter what the season, than my basic black slip dress (er, one of the three near-identical ones I own, that is)
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    Jul 2, 2013, 06.52 PMby Paige Pitcher

    That is SO 1991! I love grunge and if I thought I could get away with it being nearly 40 then I would rock that look again. Show those young folks how it’s done. Cheers!

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      Jul 3, 2013, 11.39 AMby helenp

      you should go for it Paige! It’s attitude not age that counts!!!!!

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      Jul 4, 2013, 05.26 AMby lovefromsf

      Do you remember back in the day everyone (except me I think) smoked in the clubs big time, those leather jackets were really smelly in the morning. Maybe before your time though? BTW I say wear what you like. Cheers!

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    Jun 29, 2013, 01.48 PMby shoesandbagsomy

    The Dries Van Noten collection appears to adhere to the rule that adding a plaid shirt to an expensive silk gown equals grunge couture. In reality it equals mismatched mess. As a child of the 90s I’m horrified. I think the Burda examples are more accurate – love the leather jacket and the sunnies!!!

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    Jun 29, 2013, 04.38 AMby elaineren

    Hahaha, I had a good laugh when I got to the end of that Dries Van Noten slideshow and he was dressed in khakis and chambray shirt! Living in the PNW, I love a good grunge look, but if women in slip dresses equals men in silk boxers on the street… I will pass.

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    Jun 28, 2013, 05.37 PMby MegH

    I would totally rock this outfit! Love it

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