The 90s slip dress is back—here's how you can pull off this delicate look

90s slip dresses are going viral—so get ready for a 90s fashion explosion

Alexandra Guerain wears a 90s slip dress over a Fila t-shirt and Acne Studios show at the Fila show during Milan Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2019 on September 23, 2018 in Milan, Italy
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That's right, another 90s trend has gone viral—and this time it's the 90s slip dress. It seems as though our love for childhood trends is only continuing to grow. Everything from 90s beauty trends to 90s fashion trends has taken over social media and celebrities' styles. 

Stars young and older have been embracing the styles of our past with Gwen Stefani bringing back dip-dyed hair and the vintage supermodel lip making a comeback, we can hardly keep up.

The slip dress though was such an influential part of the 1990s though, the character Rachel Green from Friends was most known for pulling off this look. It's practically timeless. This trendy look can be paired with most styles too whether you're going for a punk-rock look like Olivia Rodrigo's nostalgic fashion or a more soft and sweet appearance. 

Alyssa Cordes is seen wearing blue dress Samsoe Samsoe, bag Borbonese, vintage cowboy boots on June 14, 2021 in Berlin, Germany.

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What is a 90s slip dress?

This look truly defined the 90s. You can find almost any major female celebrity during the time wearing it at some point. What makes the slip dress so unique is that it's a form-fitting dress—but not as tight as the body-con style. It comes in a variety of lengths from midi, mini, and maxi and is most popularly known for its silky material (but you can get the style in other materials like cotton). 

Since it's such a versatile piece too, you can layer it or wear it alone, making it a great option to add to your collection of best summer dresses.

Sarah Jessica Parker during 1997 VH1 Vogue Fashion Awards at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York, United States.

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Shop the '90s slip dress trend

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Reformation, Vallarta Dress,  $98 (opens in new tab) | £‌98 (opens in new tab)

Yes, most of us probably own a little black dress, but for the warmer seasons, keep it cool with a cute little white dress.

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Weekday, Fawn Mini Slip Dress, $45 (opens in new tab) | £30 (opens in new tab)

Go short—but layered over simple T—in this lightweight seersucker slip for a true '90s moment. 

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Zara, Jacquard Chemise Dress,  $25.99 (opens in new tab) | £19.99 (opens in new tab)

Add some vibrance to your closet with a show-stopping red that can be styled into a cute summer dress, or pair with some chunky black shoes to embrace your inner punk.

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Reformation, Ventura Dress, $98 (opens in new tab) | £‌98 (opens in new tab)

Green seems to be the color of the season. This slip dress combines the gorgeous shade with some delicate florals, which would look nice over a white tee-shirt or worn alone.

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Zara, Satin Camisole Dress,  $45.90 (opens in new tab) | £27.99 (opens in new tab)

Look pretty in pink with this maxi slip dress. The color adds a neon glow to your look and can be worn over your favorite tee shirt or worn alone under a classic denim jacket.

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Reformation, Kinney Dress,  $118 (opens in new tab) | £‌120 (opens in new tab)

This dress is giving us total Rachel Green vibes. For a Friends-inspired look, definitely add this dress to your cart while it's still available. 

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ASOS DESIGN, Floral Satin Bias Cut Midi Slip Dress,  $57 (opens in new tab) | £40 (opens in new tab)

Bring some florals to your wardrobe with a flowy take on this classic '90s slip.

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Reformation, Marlowe Dress, $98 (opens in new tab) | £‌98 (opens in new tab)

Cheetah print never seems to go out of style and paired with this mini slip, you'll be making the ultimate fashion statement.

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ASOS DESIGN, Satin Midi Slip,  $50 (opens in new tab) | £35 (opens in new tab)

Going out? This satin dress helps provide a sleek elegant look perfect for a date night or dinner with friends.

Rylee is a U.S. news writer for woman&home and My Imperfect Life who primarily covers lifestyle, celebrity, and fashion news. At times, she also reports on beauty, royals, entertainment, health, and travel. The latest fashion and beauty trends, along with any quirky travel destinations are her favorite topics to write about. 

Before coming to woman&home and My Imperfect Life, Rylee originally studied journalism at Hofstra University where she explored her interests in world politics and magazine writing. From there, she dabbled in freelance writing covering fashion and beauty e-commerce for outlets such as the TODAY show, American Spa Magazine, First for Women, and Woman’s World.

When she’s not writing articles, you can find her testing out one of the many restaurants New York City has to offer and planning her next travel destination. Her other hobbies also include hiking, ballet, yoga, and reading practically any book TikTok recommends.