It's official: Summer 2019 is the season of the slip dress. Though the '90s staple has maintained a foothold for quite some time, it's proven to be every celeb's frock of choice right now for a) combating the heat and b) looking chic while doing so. But there's something about Gigi Hadid's slip dress (which just made its debut on Tues. night) that stands out for all the others you've seen as of late. Hint: It's all in the detailing.
It's been quite the busy week in the celeb street-style world — for slip dresses, that is. Kourtney Kardashian donned the sleek closet staple whilst out and about in L.A. on Sat., and Beyoncé slipped into the silky, liquid-y frock to grab some drinks with Jay-Z after The Lion King's London premiere on Sun. The latest to be spotted in the '90s classic is, you guessed it, model-of-the-moment Hadid, who's clearly mastered the art of throwback dressing.
On Tues. evening, the 24-year-old runway superstar attended the launch party for her latest Michael Kors Wonderlust fragrance campaign — and she truly looked the personification of summer in her sandy-colored getup. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Hadid wore Michael Kors for the event. More specifically, she donned a golden-brown slip dress from the brand's Fall/Winter 2019 collection that was beach-y perfection — and it offered up a new take on the classic '90s staple.
From the top, Hadid's slip dress looks like most others you've probably seen — but the drastic difference comes on the bottom, with a feathered trim that adds instant texture and contrast. Detailing does make all the difference, no?
The model grounded the look with a pair of chocolate-brown patent leather boots that, although an unexpected summer shoe choice, teamed well with the slinky number. Playing off the beach theme, Hadid accessorized the getup with a shell clutch (summer's next big handbag trend?) and pearl jewelry.
A soft-brown smoky eye complemented her slip dress perfectly and a slicked-back braided ponytail seemed like a fitting choice for the summertime soiree.
Want a slip dress that stands out from the crowd this summer? Then make like Hadid and pick one with unexpected detailing, whether that's a feathered trim, cute sleeves, or cool side ruching.
Though the model's dress is sold out, the market is chock-full of equally covetable ones. Shop The Zoe Report's favorites, below.