The calendar may read 2021, but as far as fashion is concerned, it might as well be 1991. Along with bucket hats, fitted vests, and jelly sandals, silk slip dresses are back. They've been making their comeback for years now, and we recently spotted the effortless style on celebrities from Kendall Jenner to the queen of '90s fashion herself, Jennifer Aniston. Comfortable, sleek, and easy to dress up or down, silk slip dresses have major staying power, and it's no surprise that brands and shoppers are once again embracing the retro item.
Call me influenced, but I recently added a midi slip dress to my own closet. I missed out on the trend the first time around — seeing as I was a toddler in the '90s — but now I completely understand the appeal and will be wearing Quince's washable silk slip dress as much as possible for the foreseeable future.
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Buttery soft and impeccably smooth, the dress slips on my curvy frame like chocolate ganache over cake. It has a classic bias cut and adjustable straps for a customizable fit, and the material is 100 percent mulberry silk satin. Whether you pair it with strappy heels or white sneakers, you'll look put together.
Not only does its silky texture and flowy shape create a naturally cooling effect, but this dress also manages to make inevitable summer sweat invisible. To my amazement, it didn't reveal a single patch of underboob sweat after a hot, humid dinner outside where I was most certainly perspiring from head to toe.
Best of all, the silky dress is actually easy to wash — no trip to the dry cleaners necessary. You can hand wash it or put it in the washing machine on a delicate or gentle cycle and let it line dry.
While similar styles from other brands can cost hundreds of dollars, this timeless number is just $75. That's because Quince cuts out the middlemen, shipping high-quality products directly from its factories to your door. It also focuses on reducing design costs and using minimal packaging.
With this in mind, it's no wonder the dress sold out twice within its first four months on the market — the first time, it was gone in less than a week. Since then, it's racked up waitlists of hundreds of people ready to get their hands on the breezy dress. Now, it's available in two colors, classic black and navy blue, in sizes XS to XL.
Order one today before they sell out again. Trust me, you'll want to wear it for every occasion the rest of summer.