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Make like 90s Courtney Love in one of these ‘I can’t believe it’s not a nightie’ dresses

Blame Hedi Slimane. The man who single-handedly spearheaded the Great Skinny Jean Resurgence of the noughties decreed that Autumn/Winter 2013 would be the season of grunge – and the high street followed suit.

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The designer’s AW13 collection for Saint Laurent plundered the American west coast’s musical heritage and the wardrobes of its poster boy and girl, Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love. Cue babydoll frocks, ill-fitting cardigans and plenty of plaid. An early pioneer of the much-vaunted underwear-as-outwear trend, Love deployed the silk nightie as a crucial component of her so-called ‘kinderwhore’ look. If you’re brave enough, take a pre-existing specimen from your pajama drawer and you’re good to go right now. If you’re not quite so daring, don’t worry because the high street has got this trend covered. Here are five slinky slips of which our Court would no doubt approve. Style them with a way-t00-big cardigan, fishnets and biker boots for nineties authenticity. Smeared lipstick and drug taking are optional.

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H&M lace dress, £19.99

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ASOS slip dress, £22

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Oh My Love cami dress, £28, Topshop

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Dorothy Perkins cami dress, £30

Dorothy Perkins lace cami dress

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2 comments on “Make like 90s Courtney Love in one of these ‘I can’t believe it’s not a nightie’ dresses

  1. fashionforlunch
    November 27, 2013
  2. Pingback: Underwear as Outerwear | Dressed by Dressler

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