Fashion trend: The slip dress


Slip dress fashion trend


A fashionable feature of the 90’s, is the slip dress and it is making an effortless impression as this season’s must-have item.  Alexander Wang, Burberry and Paco Rabanne have all featured this classic dress in their latest collections.  

It can be quite daunting trying to wear a dress which quite frankly looks like lingerie.  Here are some fantastic tips so that you can wear the slip dress with a new found confidence.

Keep it cool, relaxed and simple. Try wearing a basic black slip dress with thin spaghetti straps and style it with strappy sandals.

There are hundreds of ways to wear a slip dress but one of the simplest and most classic ways to be styled daytime, you can wear turtleneck pullovers long sleeve shirts, blouses or basic shirts underneath your slip dress.  
If you're not prepared to go braless then a T-shirt worn underneath will give you the coverage you need.

Take your dress to dinner by wearing with an open cardigan. I really like the contrast and the mix of materials.  For maximum effect add a pop of colour.  Rock this elegant look with a pair of this season's sexy mules.

The slip dress lends itself extremely well to layering, and I could easily wear one underneath a jumper, or over a t-shirt.

Length is key. Too short and it looks too close to sleepwear; midi or floor-length looks more modern. Try wearing one under a skirt or another dress so you can see a bit of lace poking out underneath the hem. Or just opt for a silk camisole worn under a biker jacket with jeans.

Don’t be afraid to hide that waist, grab a belt, wrap it around the slip dress and show off your features.

The cut is key, anything on the bias is usually really flattering as it hugs the small part of your waist and skims over your hips and a good fabric is essential, too, a good quality silk will smooth out lumps and bumps, not accentuate them. 

Here are a few chic slip dress pieces that will ensure you are on trend this season.

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VICTORIA VICTORIA BECKHAM Slip dress with beaded embroidery

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DIANE VON FURSTENBERG Embellished Slip Dress
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T BY ALEXANDER WANG Draped Slip Dress in Jersey
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GALVAN Floor length panty dress with satin
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BRETT ROBSON cassey velour slip dress with chain straps & crop tee blush

For a little more inspiration, take a look at how these fashion bloggers are styling their slip dresses this season.

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I hope these style tips on wearing the slip dress have given you some inspiration! Till' next time xo


Editors notes:  This post was originally posted in October 2016 and has been updated

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