History of the Slip Dress

Dating all the way back to the Middle Ages, there are traces of an article of clothing called the chainse. The chainse (undertunic) was made of wool, linen, hemp, or silk and was fastened at the neck and wrists by buttons or tied with tassels. Later, it became a real piece of lingerie and was made of sheer washable fabric with an embroidered edge showing at the neck and wrists.

The fact that we are wearing it on the outside makes you believe that it has lost it’s meaning. Let's rethink that. Maybe women who wear these dresses want you to think they’re sexy but don’t want to over-do it. So by pairing it with a tee underneath and sneakers on their feet it feels slightly less provocative.

Check out this trend in on the runway and the streets below: