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'90s Slip Skirts Will Be Your New Summer Uniform

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paris, france   june 17  sarah benziane, fashion blogger les colonnes de sarah, wears a the kooples ruffled black skirt, a new look t shirt with the printed inscription new york, pimkie shoes, a basket made of straw, and franklin d sunglasses, on june 17, 2017 in paris, france  photo by edward berthelotgetty images
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If you're longing for the good old days (and who isn't?), the resurgence of the slip skirt will give you a quick dose of '90s nostalgia. Historically worn as négligées or as an underpinning for clingy skirts and dresses, the coquettish slip skirt has come out of hiding. Today, it's the main attraction, thanks to its figure-flattering silhouette that's subtly sexy but not scandalous. When styled right, the skirt is as welcome in the office as it is on a night out. Keep it straightforward with an all-over color, or skew girly, choosing a skirt dusted with flowers and polka dots. The slinky bottom is also the effortless dressing solution for warmer weather: Your legs, sheathed in bright colors, fun prints, and airy fabrics, will at long last see the sun. (Fair warning: you may need a healthy dose of self-tanner after a chilly winter and housebound spring spent swaddled in sweatpants.) Ahead, 11 versatile slip skirts to choose from.

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1 Fishtail Maxi Skirt
Raey matchesfashion.com.uk

An asymmetrical slit hem allows the backside of this silk taffeta skirt to flow like a train. The maxi silhouette hits at the ankle making it upscale enough for formal occasions like weddings.

2 Beach Ladies Slip Skirt
Lhd farfetch.com

This babe-adorned slip skirt will be a conversation starter. Keep it quirky with a striped top or style it retro with a twin-set cardigan.

3 Light Blue Slip Skirt
J.Crew jcrew.com

Coming in at under $100, this machine-washable slip skirt is your go-to for weekend excursions when you want to feel put together, without the fuss. Pair it with a graphic tee and a low-top Converse as an ode to '90s sitcom, Clarissa It Explains It All.

4 Clementine Slip Skirt
Altuzarra farfetch.com

Not all slip skirts are created equal. Case in point: this floral rendition that will look superb with summer's hottest sandals. Alternatively, pair it with a fisherman sweater and knee-high boots for fall and winter.

5 Leopard Print Silk Skirt
GANNI intermixonline.com

If you haven't invested in at least one animal print slip skirt yet, then what are you waiting for? If you own a few already, there's no harm in adding another (read: this one) into your rotation.

6 Soft Satin Slip Skirt
Banana Republic bananarepublic.gap.com

Balance out this silk midi-skirt with a bodysuit and a lightweight shrunken cardigan. Style it over the shoulders to keep you comfortable when your favorite restaurant blasts the A.C.

7 High-Rise Satin Slip Skirt by Vince
Vince modaoperandi.com

A relaxed fit will provide the comfort of jeans, while the silky satin  material gives off the sophistication of dress pants. Pair it with a slightly oversized blazer and a leather slide sandal.

8 The Naomi Skirt
Realisation Par realisationpar.com

Low-effort with lots of impact, this daisy printed skirt is the perfect contender for reliving angsty '90s style. Pair it with a t-shirt and Dr. Martens to feel like a 20-something Winona Ryder.

9 Polka Dot Skirt
Anine Bing farfetch.com

Polka dots have stood the test of time, but what's the trick to wearing an all-over polka print right? Forgo an oversized dot pattern, and opt for smaller ones instead.

10 Silk Jacquard Skirt
Rebecca Taylor rebeccataylor.com

Fashioned after a 1930s floral print, this bold handkerchief hem  will sway as you walk. Let the florals do the talking by pairing it with an understated ruffle sleeve top and espadrilles on your feet.

11 Zarina Slip Skirt
Nanushka farfetch.com

Go for a double-dose of mint, with this matching silk button-down reminiscent of Gwyneth Paltrow's 1998 Great Expectations look. 

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