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All Hail the Return of the Tube Dress

The future looks unfussy, at least where dresses are concerned. For the last few seasons, we’ve been subjected to every incarnation of slip dress and frilly prairie dress the fashion industry could conjure up. Finally, it appears the late 90s Tom Ford-style tube dress is creeping back into the collective consciousness. And you may just have the Kardashian-Jenners to thank.

Truth be told, the country’s most famous sisters never really abandoned the bodycon look (Kim Kardashian, especially). But with Kourtney Kardashian and Kendall Jenner both stepping out recently in sleek, strapless styles that eschew all the extra “stuff,” the simple, unadorned, formfitting look feels somehow fresh again. Forget about flowy midi dresses and boudoir-inspired, grunge-era slips: body-hugging dresses are the new black (like it or not).

The tube dress revival may bring up mixed feelings for some. In fact, we’re pretty sure not everyone wants to slip into one of these stretchy, unforgiving numbers. If you’re curious yet apprehensive, this look definitely feels more doable under a blazer or even worn with a chunky knit layered on top. If you’re ready to fully embrace your inner Posh Spice, just rock one on its own (fall wedding, anyone?). Either way, we’ve shopped out several options ahead that let you take this trend for a test drive.

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