12 Slip Dresses That Are Elegant-Versatile Must Haves

 
PHOTO: COURTESY MY THERESA / I AM & CO

PHOTO: COURTESY MY THERESA / I AM & CO

 

Spring styles are arriving to stores left and right, and one item that we can’t seem to get away from is the elegant and versatile slip dress. Thankfully, it is of the most versatile trends in recent years and is still going strong.

The beauty of the classic slip dress lies in its minimalism - it’s just begging to be layered over and tucked under the coziest pieces in your closet, that is until the sun comes out and you can continue to wear it all year long! Read on for our favorites and for some tips on how to style what should be one of the modern woman’s wardrobe staple.


 
PHOTO: COURTESY NEED SUPPLY

PHOTO: COURTESY NEED SUPPLY

 

NEED Morgan Cami Slip Dress

$178 at time of publication

Let’s start off with this porcelain slip dress, perfectly styled by Need Supply. Here it’s worn over a lightweight turtleneck in a similar shade. Wearing the same color head to toe, in combination with the elongated style of the slip dress, will make the wearer look statuesque. But don’t be afraid to throw some color into the mix. Adding a neutral slip dress to you closet makes for a great staple option, but layering with colorful pieces will keep you feeling adventurous.

This slip dress is available at needsupply.com.


 
PHOTO: COURTESY TOPSHOP

PHOTO: COURTESY TOPSHOP

 

Topshop Lace Satin Slip Dress

$75 at time of publication

Pay homage to the slip’s lingerie roots with a negligee inspired take, complete with pretty lace trim. What’s nice about this style is that with the right pieces, it can transition seamlessly from day to night. Style it over a tee and pair with sneakers for a cool look that’s favorited by the likes of fashion it-girls. When the sun goes down, take off the tee, throw on a leather jacket and strappy heels for a bit of a rebellious vibe.

This slip dress is available at topshop.com.


 
PHOTO: COURTESY TOPSHOP

PHOTO: COURTESY TOPSHOP

 

Topshop Satin Bias Midi Skirt

$55 at time of publication

This past year has seen the rise of the slip dress’ sister, the slip skirt. Stick to brighter, more saturated tones to keep from looking like you’ve walked outside in your undergarments (unless, of course, that’s what you’re going for). In late winter and early spring, pair this sleek satin with chunky knits for a beautiful contrast of textures, and wear with with opaque tights chunky ankle boots to keep it from looking too precious.

This slip dress is available at topshop.com.


 
PHOTO: COURTESY FREE PEOPLE

PHOTO: COURTESY FREE PEOPLE

 

Free People Double Dare Printed Slip Dress

$78 at time of publication

Transport yourself back to the heyday of grunge fashion with with micro-floral dress from Free People. It’s just asking to be worn with a pair of well-loved Chuck Taylors and a cardigan tied around the waist. This one has adjustable straps and elastic at the back for ultimate comfort.  What’s great about smaller scale prints is that they they tend to skew more casual, so they’re a perfect way to introduce daytime dresses into the fashion rotation of the dress-averse.

This slip dress is available at freepeople.com.


PHOTO: COURTESY URBAN OUTFITTERS

PHOTO: COURTESY URBAN OUTFITTERS

Urban Outfitters Kelly Surplice Midi Slip Dress

$69 at time of publication

Historically, slip dresses have known to flatter a limited number of body types - think long and lean, model-esque with slim hips. Enter the wrap dress. The tie detail on this dress from Urban Outfitters does an amazing job of defining the wearer’s waist and accenting a curvy silhouette. The all-over print is also universally flattering, and the neckline is cut in a way that it will accommodate ladies with assets big and small without pulling or gaping. Try styling this one with a denim jacket for a laid-back look on a sunny spring weekend.

This slip dress is available at urbanoutfitters.com.


 
PHOTO: COURTESY REFORMATION

PHOTO: COURTESY REFORMATION

 

Reformation Kat Dress

$128 at time of publication

This snakeskin print sheath from Reformation makes for an incredibly sultry look with little effort. Snakeskin print has been trending since last fall, first taking accessories by storm but now making its way into all kinds of clothing. What’s great about this print is that it’s also seasonless and looks appropriate in all kinds of silhouettes.

The low-cut back and strappy styling of this dress from Reformation will help you keep your cool on warm summer nights out, but it’s midi length is perfectly appropriate to wear to work right now. Keep your look office friendly and wear over it a white button-down shirt, with the bottom tied into a cute knot.

This slip dress is available at thereformation.com.


PHOTO: COURTESY ANTHROPOLOGIE

PHOTO: COURTESY ANTHROPOLOGIE

Anthropologie Bias Slip Dress

$120 at time of publication

Let’s get dressed up. This silky slip dress, with its elegant draped neckline, is just begging to be taken out to a fancy dinner. This particular style is cut on the bias which means this dress will hug your curves in all the right places.

For more elegant settings, wear it under a chic faux fur coat. If your destination is more casual in nature, a black blazer contrasts with the femininity of this dress and adds an air of cool. It comes in several different colors, so choose your favorite and add a sleek clutch and kitten heels for a look that’s a little flirty, a lot ladylike and quite “of-the-moment.”


 
PHOTO: COURTESY SHOPBOP

PHOTO: COURTESY SHOPBOP

 

Re:named Maddy Slip Dress

$62 at time of publication

Think of the slip dress as a blank canvas - its clean lines and sleek shape make it easy to experiment with color, textures and patterns without feeling like you’re doing too much.

Neon is a trend that’s picking up speed this spring, and it just so happens to suit this slip dress from Re:named perfectly. The faux-wrap detail at the waist will make this dress ultra flattering on a ton of body types, and the neon green hue pops against a full spectrum of skin tones.

If you feel like this bright shade is a little too bold on it’s own, throw on a chunky knit sweater or even a denim jacket to tone it down just a touch without losing any of its colorful appeal.

This slip dress is available at shopbop.com.


 
PHOTO: COURTESY EVERLANE

PHOTO: COURTESY EVERLANE

 

Everlane The Party Slip Dress

$59 at time of publication

Everlane, a brand that has set the standard for socially conscious fashion, has rolled out their own version of the slip dress to add to their offerings of closet staples. This one comes in a shiny fabric that drapes easily and elegantly for effortless wear. They tout it as “the perfect party dress”, and it really is a no-brainer for all of your upcoming festivities. This one has a straight cut for an easy silhouette. The skinny straps are also fixed, which means they’re less likely to slip and cause a wardrobe malfunction.

This slip dress is available at everlane.com.


 
PHOTO: COURTESY TARGET

PHOTO: COURTESY TARGET

 

Wild Fable Cherry Print Slip Dress

$25 at time of publication

Leave it to Target to come through with a trendy spring style at an affordable price! This dress from their in-house brand, Wild Fable, comes in a cute retro cherry and polka dot print. It’s also engineered with some super smart tie details at the back, which ensure your dress will fit perfectly. We love the way it’s styled on-model, over a classic tee with a pair of cool sneaks. Play up the retro feeling of the print with a small handbag in a poppy color and a pair of bold cat-eye sunglasses, too.


 
PHOTO: COURTESY NEED SUPPLY

PHOTO: COURTESY NEED SUPPLY

 

Stelen Alesha Slip Dress

$98 at time of publication

Have you ever heard the fashion adage that leopard is a neutral? Just think about it: the shade itself is neutral in tone, and it seems to work seamlessly with all shades of the rainbow. Therefore, we’ll be treating this leopard print slip dress from Need Supply as a perfect pairing to all of our colorful accessories.

Leopard looks particularly sharp with reds and pinks, but it pops just as much with bold blue or bright yellows. We’d pair this dress with a bright strappy heel and vibrant box bag. The ruched detail on this dress also allows you to adjust the length as needed. The same goes for the straps - tie it as long or as short as you’d like, even wear it as a halter if you choose!

This slip dress is available at needsupply.com.


 
PHOTO: COURTESY MY THERESA

PHOTO: COURTESY MY THERESA

 

Vince Satin Midi Dress

$321 at time of publication

When shopping for a staple piece, the time often arises to make an investment purchase. Think of investing in your wardrobe as investing in your valuable time and in your own confidence.

Imagine receiving a last-minute invite to a party full of potential business partners, or a long-time fling finally asking you out on a date. Instead of wasting precious mental energy on deciding what to wear, you will know you have the perfect dress ready and waiting.

When you come across a piece that fits you like a glove, highlights all your favorite features and makes you feel your absolute best, those impeccable details often come at a higher price point. This is for good reason, given that extra care was put into making the garment just so perfect. We see this Vince slip dress as just that.

This slip dress is available at mytheresa.com.

 

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