4 Ways to Style A Slip Dress

Let's talk slipdresses. I have been a fan of slip dresses for years. With countless ways to style, I find myself wearing these dresses year round. Now with summer approaching, this is the perfect time to reach for these transitional pieces. Today I'm showing you four easy ways to style your favorite slip dress for the warm months ahead.

First, try wearing your favorite slip dress... by itself. I know - shocking right?!? Sometimes I forget how cute a simple slip dress can be on it's own. I styled mine with a pair of dressy sandals for a perfect date night look. Try styling your slip dress with a cute pair of heels or throw a lacy bralette on underneath for added interest. If dressing up is not your thing, bring on a casual vibe with a cute pair of sneakers. Whatever shoes you reach for, make sure you complete your look with an equally dressy or casual handbag... My Chanel bag looks dressy and polished with these sandals. For sneakers, I'd reach for my casual crossbody bum bag or a cute backpack. Styling options are honestly limitless! You can shop this look here.

For my next look, I layered my slip dress over a graphic tank. This look works great for sleeveless tops, t-shirts, long sleeve tops, even turtlenecks. My rule of thumb is to keep your top fitted. Also, don't be afraid of wearing a patterned or graphic top. The peek-a-boo of the graphic image will bring a fun edge to your outfit. I styled this look with my favorite lug sole boots. You can also try summer slides or trendy sneakers. Because of the edgy casual vibes of this look, stick with casual footwear. Choosing chunky vs sleek will give you an effortless vibe and keep you feeling relaxed and on point. You can shop this look here.

Another edgy look is to layer a cute graphic tee over the top of your slip dress. Knotting the front of your t-shirt will bring up the hemline, elongating your look - think tall and slender. STYLE HACK: instead of knotting the front of my tshirt, I gathered the front of my shirt with a hair binder and tucked in the tail. This hack not only makes it easier to achieve the look, it won't stretch out your t-shirt. I styled this look with a cute pair of sneakers, but summer sandals would be equally as cute. Similar to my last style, keep footwear casual for a vibe that's edgy and effortless. You can shop this look here.

Finally, I threw on a hooded sweatshirt and my favorite slides for the ultimate casual, laid back look. In order to complement the way my slip dress hangs, I've styled with a men's hoody. I love the way the bottom hem hangs loose over my dress. Also, I love the oversized look and how it gives me a bit of a boho summer vibe. Again - play around with solids and graphics. Because I'm wearing a big, oversized sweatshirt, I styled this look with my summer slides to show a little skin. If slides aren't your thing, flip flops would look so cute as well. You can shop similar looks here.


I hope these looks will inspire you to take a second look at those slip dresses. Remember to shop your closet and get more mileage out of the awesome pieces you already own. Happy styling!



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Love Emily.

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