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Fashion 101: How to accessorize a slip dress

Slip dresses are very popular this summer. Here are a few tips on how to get the best slip dress style.
Slip dresses are very popular this summer. Here are a few tips on how to get the best slip dress style.
Karlicia Lewis

Slip dresses are a great way to express femininity. The dress is perfect for Spring and Summer style, and can take you from day to night with great accessories. Here are a few tips on how to make your standout slip dress even more of a success.

Pair a jacket or a blazer. Sleeveless slip dresses can be seen as more of a night style due to the slinkiness and body skimming details. While it's fine to wear this dress alone in the day or at night, an added blazer or jacket would also make for a great remixed look. Adding a dark blazer over a slip dress will automatically give you a more refined, polished look. A blazer will make this type of dress appropriate for church and the workplace, depending on the length of the dress. To add a little edge, go for a leather biker jacket over the slip dress. This contrast between soft and rugged will give you a great day to night style. Avoid any kind of jacket with prints, or various colors, as most slip dresses are a stand alone statement. You don't want to look like your outfit pieces are battling for competition. A solid dark color, specifically black, will give you the effortless look.

Wear a simple, yet stylish shoe. Remember that your slip dress is going to be the main focus of your outfit, but don't neglect your footwear. Depending on the occasion, slip dresses can be paired with flats or heels. Avoid boots with this type of dress. You don't want to look like you are a hooker. Wear a smooth solid colored pair of flats or oxfords with your dress for the daytime, and you can transition into a sexy, strapped sandal for the night. A sleek pair of ankle strapped black heels would be a great option for this type of dress, keeping your look sophisticated but not too fussy.

Grab a clutch or shoulder strap purse. Find a nice envelope clutch in a solid color to carry with you as you wear your slip dress. Clutches are a great choice for day to night transition, and would be a better option than an over sized bag. You can also try an elegant shoulder strap mini purse to go with your polished look. Avoid anything with too many buckles, studs, or sequins. This will only draw focus to your bag instead of your outfit.