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.
How to Wear a Slip Dress Without Looking Like You're in Lingerie
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.
Get the look: Rhode Resort dress ($495); ASOS trench coat ($89)
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.
Get the look: Seek Collective dress ($260); Everlane T-shirt ($15)