When it’s so hot that even the thought of clothes is painful, what’s a fashion girl to do? Slip on a slip dress for an on-trend look that can go anywhere with a few tweaks. Start by looking for a silhouette-defining fabric with reassuring heft that flatters the body and drapes nicely. Your slip dress should skim the body rather than cling to it. Quality fabric will last throughout the summer and look good with sweaters in the fall.
Try wearing a T-shirt or a thin breathable top underneath your slip dress if it bares a little too much skin. A base under also helps silky straps stay in place. Give a nod to the current belt trend by throwing on a black belt and finishing off the badass effect with black sneakers.
Layer a long knit over for a day on the job. Team your slip dress with a bold black bootie and some sleek accessories to go from day to night.
When the temps finally start to drop again, swap your underneath tank or short-sleeve Tee for a classic long-sleeve Tee to make the slip dress utterly trans-seasonal. Think of the slip dress as more of a tunic than a standalone frock in colder months. Add some white sneakers and minimalist jewelry to your slip dress over long-sleeved top.
Here are a few slip dresses we’re sure you’ll love.
Topshop Plain Satin Slipdress, $33.98, nordstrom.com
There’s nothing plain about this elegant slipdress cut from pooling satin and styled with thigh-high slits and a plunging neck. The figure-skimming silhouette sits just above the ankles.
Madison Slip, $179.00, shopendlesssummer.com
A sunny floral dress to brighten up your summer days with spaghetti straps, a low back, and a high leg slit.
Reagan Midi Slip, $49.95, freepeople.com
This slinky design features adjustable tied straps and a V-neckline. This silky textured midi slip is as easy as a summer breeze!
Julieta Champagne Satin Slip Dress, $149, houseofcb.com
Julieta is crafted from a soft and lustrous satin that’s cut on the bias to caress your curves. The cut across neckline is super flattering, spaghetti straps cross over at the back and the knee length cut keeps this one super classy.
Block Color Slip Dress, $29.99, zara.com
Slip dress with flowy neckline, spaghetti straps, and side slits gives you a chance to try the neon trend in vibrant yellow.
Kat Dress, $128.00, thereformation.com
Flaunt your back in a midi length dress brightened by daisies. The Kat is slim fitting throughout the bodice with a relaxed fitting skirt. Features are a v neckline, a low back and adjustable, cross back straps.