It's safe to say that this year, slip dresses have taken the market by storm: the once simple and sultry lingerie basic has now transformed itself into a major style staple. From the classic cowl neck slip dresses favored by supermodels and celebrities in the ’90s for red carpet appearances and nights out, to the new and more stylish versions sported by international street style stars, the classic slip has proven itself to be more versatile than you might think.
Their silky touch and loosely-fitted shape allows them to be dressed up or down, while the wide variety of hem and necklines, colors, and prints to choose from gives its wearer a day-to-night flexibility that keeps things effortlessly chic no matter where they’re headed. From weddings to job interviews, and everything in between, shop 30 stylish slip dresses for every occasion.
The Wedding Guest
A silky jewel-toned slip dress has now become a wedding guest staple. These styles have just the right amount of added detail when it comes to silhouette, making sure this simple silk dress carries a more elevated feel for formal occasions: whether that's due to one-shoulder or halter tops, or asymmetric to floor-length hemlines.
Out of Office
Slip dresses are an essential item when it comes to packing for a vacation. Not only do they take up little to no room in a suitcase, the resort-ready piece can be styled in multiple ways: a major plus when it comes to curating the limited items from your wardrobe you're able to take with you. A slip looks just as chic while exploring beach towns as it does over a bikini at the beach itself, and when it’s time for dinner and dancing, these dresses can be evening appropriate in an instant; just swap casual sandals for a little heel, or add a bit of lipstick. In vacation-ready tropical prints, tie dyes, and warm neutrals, these slip dresses will be your new best (and vacation-ready) friend.
As summer comes to a close, so do the weekend escapes—and in comes the flood of invitations from friends and family for an endless amount of fall events. From baby and bridal showers, to a fancy Sunday brunch, when you’re running from one weekend soiree to the next, try a printed slip dress for a casual take on dressed-up daytime wear.
Not all slip dresses have to be sexy, and these six midi-length options are totally office friendly—so much so, they would make a great impression in your next big meeting or job interview too. With high necklines and wider straps, these slips can be worn on their own for the rest of the summer heatwave, but will also look great layered over puff sleeved blouses and turtlenecks come fall; then, when winter hits, you can pair them with sweaters and knee high boots.
For the ultimate ’90s going out look, consider the cowl neck slip dress for parties, date night, or just dancing all night. In shimmery sequins or of-the-moment neons, these slinky slips are perfect for dressing your inner night owl.
Originally Appeared on Vogue