Consider this our love letter to slip dresses. Name another wardrobe staple you can wear to nearly any event, never goes out of style, and has no age expiration date … we’ll wait.
A great slip dress can save you in pretty much every sartorial situation, no matter the season. Need an outfit for Sunday brunch? Throw on a slip dress and block heels. Need a look for date night? Wear a slip with comfortable shoes and your signature jewelry. Not sure what to wear to a CBD baby shower? Follow Kris’ lead and wear a black slip with a printed kimono-style jacket (she’s really nailed this look, in our opinion).
There are a few details to look for when you’re shopping for a slip dress. 1) The length—do you want a mini, mid-calf, or a style that grazes your ankles? 2) Does the dress have adjustable straps? This is major because you want to be able to alter the lightweight dress to fit your height and figure without having to take a trip to the tailor. 3) The material (particularly when you’re browsing affordable brands like Topshop and H&M). You want to make sure the fabric doesn’t look too shiny, which is typically the biggest giveaway of inexpensive, silk-like material. Instead, opt for something that’s a bit muted or in a neutral shade, which will lend a more luxe look.
Below, we’re kick-starting your journey to find the right slip dress by highlighting our top picks for any occasion and age.