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Kate Moss’ most iconic outfits have transcended time

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Oh, Kate. Even after all these years of seeing iconic 90's images of you frequent the internet, I won't get tired of you. I remember, back in 2013 when Tumblr was a thing, reblogging Kate Moss wearing a see-through slip dress was what earned you cool points on the internet and I won't say much has changed today save for the platform we do it on. Kate Moss is enduringly cool, as we can all agree upon, and remains so today. But what's more iconic than modern-day-Moss, is the young, '90s model that solidified her as such, and had us all attempting to wear a see-through dress with a black bikini brief underneath at some point...right?

If you want our perspective, her style was perhaps so alluring because it was accessible. It has stood the test of time because the lack of effort present in most of her looks is something we can all relate to, and imitating it is only a skinny white tank top and worn-out pair of Levi's away. As much as we may pine for them, the '90s is in the past and 2020 has no reprieve. Think of this round up of our favourite Moss-moments as an ode to simplicity.

 

The LBD

 

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Ostrich feathers don't get much chicer than this, folks! The perfect opening example of how Moss brings a certain element of restraint to her looks. Perhaps such a dress would look entirely different if it weren't for the slicked hair, subtle makeup and simple hoop earrings. Not even Johnny Depp can ruin this shot for us.

 

The Silver Dress

 

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Literally every single person's face in the background of this image speaks to why it was such a moment and is also exactly how I feel about the year thus far. Not only was this look arguably one of her most memorable because of the nudity factor, but the entire ensemble or lack-thereof is what makes it so endearing. It's as if she's woken up from a nap after spending the day in the sun and forgotten that she's got to go out. Not a scrap of makeup, just a hair-tie, some black knickers, and away she went.

 

The Tank Top

 

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We've professed our love for the humble white tank top more times than I dare to count, and it all started here. There is a certain allure that comes with the exposed section of torso skin in between a slightly too-short top and low-rise bottoms that Moss knew all too well.

 

The Sweater Vest

 

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It's safe to say that the sweater vest is officially back this season, folks. Which is why this moment gets an honorary mention. How does one wear a sweater vest and still look sexy and not at all like Chandler Bing from Friends? Kate knows.

 

The Pink Hair

 

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Not an outfit, but a look all the same. The only moment I've ever dabbled with the idea of pink hair was after seeing this image, and perhaps the only person to date who can make it look this effortless. While I'm not one who is partial to grunge, I can agree to get behind pink Moss.

 

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