An ode to the spaghetti strap

Madonna may have set the scene for bedroom dressing in the ’80s with her vintage lace underthings on her outer layer, but it wasn’t until Supers Naomi Campbell, Kate Moss and Christy Turlington rocked the minimalist spaghetti strap that the slip dress officially became a thing we all wanted. Just look at all that sparkly goodness above. This Spring it’s officially the dress we can’t wait to wear. Designers on the runway and off have been spinning their versions of the notoriously ’90s style for a year or so. But for the general public, the notion of a spaghetti strap is where a great divide begins. So here’s the thing: today’s iteration of the spaghetti strap isn’t the tight Gap cami from the ’90s. Or the club kid metallic dresses. Or even the floral dresses paired with white baby tees. It’s a little flimsy, sure, but it’s easy, breezy and totally chill. It’s the kind of dress that will make you feel like you’re walking on a beach in Sayulita when you’re running errands on the city streets. Plus, you can wear a bra. Just pick some nice looking straps. And take a note from slip dress muses Zoe Kravitz, Rihanna and Jessa from Girls: forget the demure lingerie take and wear it with an attitude.

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