Since its red carpet heyday in the 1990’s, the slip dress trend has made an iconic comeback this season. Alexander Wang, Burberry and Paco Rabanne have all featured this classic dress in their latest collections.
However, we know that the slip dress isn’t an easy one to pull off. With its silky figure hugging design, it can be quite daunting trying to wear a dress which quite frankly looks like lingerie. But, have no fear, because we have some fabulous tips so that you can wear this definitive dress with a new found confidence.
Ways To Wear Slip Dresses
There are hundreds of ways to wear a slip dress but these celebrity inspired tips will have you rocking this iconic 90s look with a splash of 21st century pizazz.
- Discover your inner Kate Moss and team up your slinky number with a warm knitted jumper for those chilly winter days
- A pair of jeans. It may sound a little laid back but if you don’t feel comfortable wearing a slip dress all by itself, then adding a pair of skinny jeans over the skirt will give you a sophisticated two piece outfit
- Don’t be afraid to hide that waist, grab a belt, wrap it round the slip dress and show off your features
- Combine a short slip dress with an oversized shirt or blazer and top it off with a trilby hat to really set yourself apart from the crowd
- Wear it long. For an evening out on the town, nothing speaks glamour more than a floor length dress with a glitzy clutch
What Shoes To Wear With A Slip Dress
Again, this can be a tricky decision. If you’re opting for a short to midi length slip dress then we’d recommend avoiding strappy heels and going for something slightly more unexpected. Take a look at these alternatives for some inspiration.
- For comfy, happy feet, a pretty pair of flat pumps will complement your glamourous dress perfectly. Match it with wavy locks and natural make up for a flawless look
- If you’re after something a little more fashionista, try a pair of ankle boots completed with a denim jacket; you’ll certainly turn heads with this number
- Bring back the classic slip dress your way with some comfy sneakers
- H&M made catwalk headlines with their 2016 Winter/Fall collection recently, teaming a silk dress with knee length boots for a bold yet elegant appearance
So though the slip dress may seem like a daring addition to the wardrobe, it really can be worn in many, many ways making it a fashion must have this fall. What is your favourite way to wear a slip dress?
For a little more inspiration, take a look at how these fashion bloggers are styling their slip dresses this season.
Featured Photo: Lisa Olsson opts for layers this fall with a white t-shirt and baggy cardigan teamed up with some converse for a comfy day time look.
Shoes: Converse, Dress: Sisters The Label, Bag: Chanel, T-shirt & choker: ASOS here &here, Cardigan: Lindex.
Annabelle Fleur is wearing a gorgeous silk slip dress, paired with an off the shoulder knitted sweater for a sophisticated yet cosy winter look. Pair this style with minimal jewellery and heels for a stripped back, feminine look.
Brands not specified.
Danielle Bernstein is sleek and glammy in this cute fall outfit, consisting of a knitted sweater worn with a slip dress over the top. This style is achievable and chic, creating a really stunning look when worn with knee high boots.
Dress: Are You Am I Slip, Sweater: Reformation, Boots: Gianvitto Rossi.
Wearing the slip dress trend in a neutral palette can really enhance the overall look. Anouska Proetta Branson is pretty in beige this fall, wearing a traditional style slip dress over a white tee for a classic casual style.
Sazan Barzani is rocking this leopard print slip dress, worn over a white tee and finished with a red choker. Try this look with heeled patent boots to steal Sazan’s simple but authentic Autumn style.
Dress: Kate Moss x Equipment, Tee: American Eagle. Boots: Zara, Sunglasses: Urban Outfitters, Bag: Vintage Chanel.
Break the mould this season and dare to wear an animal printed slip dress like Danielle Bernstein. This leopard print piece has a plunging neckline, and paired with a leather jacket is the perfect blend of sexy sleekness.
Dress: Nili Lotan, Jacket: R13, Boots: Archive.
Aimee Song is breathtaking in this gorgeous slip dress by Nili Lotan, worn with a cardigan and minimal jewellery for a stripped back, natural look. Keep your colour scheme neutral to recreate this elegant style.
Dress: Nili Lotan, Cardigan: Vince, Boots: Celine.
Cara Loren is rocking this gorgeous rust slip dress, worn classically over a plain white tee and paired with sneakers. To add some edge to your look, try throwing on a leather jacket.
Outfit: Marks & Spencers.
Amber Fillerup Clark is looking cute and casual in this leopard print slip dress, worn over a plain white tee and strappy heels. We love this look for everyday wear or going out attire!
Dress: Equipment, Shirt: Rag & Bone, Flats: Zara, Bag: Saint Laurent.
A slip dress is an ideal way to achieve a classic girly style. Wear a dress such as this with or without a tshirt underneath depending on the vibe you’re going for; perhaps with a tee for a more casual style. Via Cara Loren.
Tee: Forever21, Dress: Asos.
For added warmth, Jeanne Grey opts for some cute grey leggings and an oversized woolen jacket with quirky studded flats.
Wool Jacket: Club Monaco, White Slip Jacket:The Fifth Label, Snakeskin slip ons: Ivy Kirzhner
Danielle Bernstein takes the slip dress back to its 90s roots with a white choker, matching pumps and retro bomber jacket.
Bomber/Slip Dress: Express
We absolutely love the colours of this outfit styled by Brittany Xavier; ideal for an evening stroll along the beach.
Dress: Zara, Sweater: Zara, Sandals: Forver21, Bag: Chloe, Sunglasses: Ray Ban
Emilie Tømmerberg proves that bustier women can still wear the slip dress well in this fabulous little black number. Coupled with the jacket, it’s ideal for Autumn parties.
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Beatrice Gutu brings something a little more casual to the slip dress with these chic accessories.
Dress: Zara, Jacket: Viparo, Flats: Zara, Hat: Brixton, Bag: Vintage
Another beach look, Lucy Williams knows exactly how to style the slip dress with these gorgeous slip on shoes.
Blush Silk Slip: Ghost, Black Satin Slides: H&M, Bag: Gucci, Navy silk slip: Asceno, Horn Necklace: Lucy Williams, X Missoma Pearl and silver ring: Cornelia Webb
If you don’t know what shoes to wear with a slip dress, then take tip or two from Kayla Seah.
Dress: Helmut Lang, Shoes: Schutz, Bag: Strathberry
Make yourself comfortable in your slip dress like Valerie Husemann and put on those sneakers.
Knit Jacket: Asos , Slip Dress: Vila, Shoes: Adidas, Bag: Saint Laurent
This white slip dress with ankle boots is a perfect Autumn combination. Janni Delér also knows how to pair it with some elegant jewellery pieces.
Choker: Na-kd, Dress: Verge Girl, Belt: Nelly, Bag: Beowulf, Shoes: Misguided
Lorna Luxe opts for a silk pink slip dress and matches it with some sandals and a show stopping Chanel handbag.
Dress: Unbalance, Sandals: Heewan, Sandals: Isabel Marant, Bag: Chanel
Inspired by Alexander Wang and Givenchy, Camila Coelho shows us that there is no need to be afraid of frills. In fact, they make a great Autumn outfit.
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Something for the office: Jill Lansky keeps it simple with this midi length slip dress.
Slip Dress/Choker: Express, Heels: Stuart Weitzman, Bag: A.P.C
We’d happily spend an Autumn day in this flowy slip dress and sombero as modelled by Lucita Yañez.
Dress: Zara, Hat: Oysho