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Beyonce’s Slip Dress Proves It’s The Summer Staple Every Closet Needs

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On Sun. night, Beyoncé shut down the yellow carpet at the London premiere of The Lion King, looking like a golden goddess in her custom-made Cong Tri gown. (Of course, the moment she and Meghan Markle met was one for the books, too.) Fast forward a couple of hours, and the music icon was back at it again with another show-stopping nighttime ensemble that glistened from every angle. Yep, Beyoncé's gold slip-dress outfit proves two things — first, that the shiny metallic hue is gaining serious ground this season, and secondly, the fact that the '90s-inspired frock is officially the most sought-after staple of summer 2019.

After a whirlwind red-carpet event where Beyoncé, Jay-Z, and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex chatted about all-things parenthood (some great words of wisdom were exchanged), the power couple headed out for a night in London — but not before making an outfit change. Queen Bey slipped out of her floor-grazing, off-the-shoulder gown and into an equally-stunning yet slightly more easygoing dress for drinks at Harry's Bar in Mayfair.

It seems Bey had a specific color-theme picked out for the night: gold. After wowing the crowd with her Grecian goddess-inspired premiere getup, she reached for a gold-hued mulberry silk slip dress by Dion Lee, which she paired with a matching silk duster coat. Her shoes, however, remained the same. She strutted down the red carpet and the streets of London in a pair of gold Jimmy Choo heels that had a mirror-like effect. Now that's how you do monochromatic metallic dressing right.

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Beyoncé sprinkled a handful of glitzy jewels into the mix and, even though the sun had long set, a pair of circular-shaped sunnies to stay a bit more incognito.

The singer is the latest to join a long list of notable celebrity style icons to sport a slip dress. Kourtney Kardashian was recently spotted in the silky frock for a day out in L.A., while countless others have worked the '90s-inspired item into their red-carpet looks, too. Whether it's a casual day of exploring the city, a night out with your best gal pals, or back-to-back work meetings, a slip dress is the answer to all your summertime dressing woes. It's easy, breezy, and incredibly simple to wear.

Shop Beyoncé's exact Dion Lee slip dress, plus more of The Zoe Report's all-time favorite silk frocks, ahead. Beware: You'll have a hard time choosing just one to add to your lineup this season.

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