It's no secret that the '90s are back in a big way — spaghetti straps, brown lipsticks, and chunky heels are becoming ubiquitous on stylish celebrities and fashion bloggers alike. Enter Rihanna in a red velvet slip dress. The singer incorporated her edgy personal style with the vintage Jean Paul Gaultier piece through an oversized hair bow, round frame sunglasses, plum lipstick, and a bulky fur-lined leather coat that contrasted with flowing lines of the dress. The result was a trendy combination of old and new fashion trends that is all-too easy to recreate.
Rihanna isn't the first celeb to sport a slip dress this year — stars such as Anne Hathaway and Jennifer Lawrence have also hopped aboard the trend. True, there were some trends in the '90s that are better left in memory (slap bracelets or patterned windbreakers, anybody?), but the slip dress is a versatile piece that can look totally now. Layer it with a sweater and tights for a contemporary look, or eschew modern trappings and embrace Jennifer Aniston ca. 1997 by pairing the dress with a pair of chunky heels and nothing else. Bonus points if you wear butterfly clips in your hair.
Let's take a look at how Rihanna wore the look:
Dig the look? Here's how to get it without breaking the bank.
Echo Design Long & Skinny Silk Scarf, $45, zappos.com
An oversized bow is essential for Rihanna's look.
Ray-Ban RB3447 50 Round Metal, $164.95, sunglasshut.com
Round glasses were super popular in the 90's, and it appears they're coming back alongside the slip dress.
Estée Lauder Pure Color Matte Sculpting Lipstick in Extrovert, $30,sephora.com
Having trouble finding a dark lip shade that flatters you? Check out our guide.
Lulu's Something Special Wine Red Velvet Dress, $54, lulus.com
Although this dress isn't a perfect dupe, the color and material are spot on.
Lane Bryant Belted Shearling Moto Jacket, $104.97, lanebryant.com
The contrast between the ultra-femme slip dress with a leather moto jacket is classic.
Express Silver Glitter Sleek Heeled Sandal, $39.95, express.com
A pair of silver heels adds just enough sparkle to the look, which doesn't feature much jewelry.
The Wine Glass
Indoor/Outdoor Cabernet/Merlot Wine Glasses, $19.99, wineenthusiast.com
Obviously the wine glass is Rihanna's most important accessory, because girl has her priorities straight.
Images: Harper's Bazaar/Instagram