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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!



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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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