Free People, the hippie-influenced brand that shares its origins with the super-trendy Urban Outfitters, captures the effortless freedom of the seventies in its covetable separates. For lingerie-loving girls like us, their charming slips have become wardrobe must-haves. Underwear as outerwear has never been more delightful.
The brand describes its dream client as “smart, creative, confident and comfortable in all aspects of her being, free and adventurous, sweet to tough to tomboy to romantic.” Their new collection is right on-target for such a girl.
Free-spirited fashionistas can’t get enough of pieces like the Free People Dressed in Pleats slip (top photo). Adjustable ribbon straps and lettuce-leaf edging add flirty touches to the floral slip. Layer the piece with opaque tights and an oversized cardigan or shrunken jacket to transform your lingerie into a chic-but-cozy option for fall.
The Vintage Charm slip (below) captures the essence of Free People’s spirited feminine look. The lace detailing is sexy without being over-the-top; wear it alone, or dare to wear it as a tunic with a cute shirt peeking out from underneath. Heels keep the look girlie, boots toughen up the lace; really, a pedicure might be all you need when showing off this little number.
The trend-of-the-moment maxi isn’t neglected, either. Layer a long sheer mini slip over a solid mini dress, or make a statement by wearing it under shorter layers. The Pointed Maxi slip (bottom photos) keeps things interesting with tiers and Swiss-dot lace.
Shop Free People’s slips, accessories and ready-to-wear line in specialty stores worldwide. Or, if you’re more inclined to curl up and make wardrobe decisions from the comfort of home, order a catalog from their website or shop online. There’s flat-rate shipping to Canada — at $7.95, it’s a tiny price to pay for these gems.