Easy, effortless and perfect for summer, the slip dress is making a comeback from the 1990s. Reminiscent of a slinky piece of lingerie, the slip dress may be frightening for some women to wear. But with the right styling tips and accessories you can take the bedroom out of the slip dress and make it completely wearable day or night.
One way the slip dress is coming back fresh and better than before is the printed version. A bright bold print dress is perfect for a summer day with the girls when paired with flats or sandals and can even transition to an evening out on the beach. Two floral slip dresses to try out, ASOS Floral Slip Dress (ASOS, $72.41) and Urban Renewal Surplice Slip with Lace (Urban Outfitters, $29.99).
Another way to wear the slip dress is to play up the romantic side of the dress. Many of the slip dresses come with lace so to add a little edge to the dress pair up with ankle booties. Check out TopShop Lace Hem Dress (TopShop, $76) and Forever 21 Floral Cami Slip Dress ($24.80).
For a totally retro 90s look pair up your slip dress with the traditional white tee shirt. Pair with comfortable shoes like Birkenstocks and you have a look that'll take you anywhere. Try the Black Frill Slip Dress (Miss Selfridge, $41.94) or the Allen Allen Slip Dress (Zappos, $52.99).
Ditch the little black dress this summer and instead add a super sexy little slip dress instead. Add a punch of color with your dress or play it up with colored shoes and accessories. Not only will you look flirty but you'll also stay chic in super heated summer nights. Look for the Naven Slouchy Spaghetti Strap Slip Dress (available in fuchsia, lemon-lime, electric blue and black, Neiman Marcus, $55.30) and the Halter Slip Dress (available in white, magenta and bright blue, Express, $55.93).
Don't think that you can't wear a slip dress to the office. Tone down the sex appeal and pair up with classic pumps and a tuxedo jacket. If you want to be a bit playful play up your pumps with a fun pattern and not the dress. Also make sure your dress is a bit longer (at least hits the knee) if it's more of a fitted style. Remember you want to look respectable not trashy. Dresses to check out for work wear include the Spaghetti Strap Slip Dress (Ann Taylor, $159) and the T by Alexander Wang (Saks Fifth Avenue, $350).
Another way to wear your slip dress is to mix it with another hot trend this season, the crop top. This way you're not exposing too much skin and you don't have to show off your belly! Pull this style off with a simple one colored slip dress like the Lola Scallop Hem Slip Dress (Boohoo, $20) with a printed crop top like the Robbin Floral Printed Crop Top (Fashion Union, $25).
Now that you have six new ways to wear your slip dress, what are you waiting for? Don't let the style intimidate you. Remember, you wear the dress not the other way around, so go out there and own it!
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