How to Wear a Slip Dress Without Looking Like You're in Lingerie
We love the idea of a slip dress (so breezy, so sexy), but we worry that wearing one in public will look a little…risqué. Luckily there are women far more stylish (and braver) than we, who have recently taken the style for a spin. Read on for their five best tips.
Stick to a Longer Hemline
Slip dresses are inherently sexy, so there’s no need to hammer the point home with a mini length. Instead, try calf- or ankle-skimming versions that keep the overall feel refined. Also consider colors other than black or white, which are inherently lingerie-esque.
Wear It Under a Trench Coat
Hello, gorgeous. You’ll have to save this look for fall, but we adore the idea of wearing a luxe silk dress under an equally elegant trench in a coordinating shade. This is also a great opportunity for ladies, who might feel a little naked in a straight slip, to get in on the trend.
For Night, Keep the Rest of Your Look Minimal
We know what we said about sticking to longer lengths, but of course, there’s a time and place for everything. For after-hours affairs, let the slip dress do all the talking and keep the rest of your accessories to a minimum. With simple heels and delicate (or zero) jewelry, a little white number is sexy without being over the top.
For Day, Dress It Down with Lots of Accessories
While the whole no-jewelry thing looks dramatic and chic for dressy occasions, you can get a little more creative during the day. Juxtapose a lingerie-inspired dress with a casual belt and sneakers, and then tie a bandanna around your neck if you’re really going for it.
Or Layer It Over a White Tee
Suddenly, you have a sweet little sundress when you tone down the slinky fabric by throwing it over cotton. The shirt keeps the vibe casual, effortless and unexpected.