20 Style Tips On How To Wear A Slip Dress

There are a lot of new trends for spring 2016, and many of them a throwback to the ’70s, ’90s, or even the early 2000s – and the slip dress is no exception. The slip dress, which is slinky and sexy, is reminiscent of ’90s fashion, especially when layered over a shirt or turtleneck. As glamorous as they are, slip dresses tend to look almost exactly like lingerie, which is why a lot of people say silly things like, “Oh, I could never pull that off.” You can! And you should, because slip dresses are not a only big trend for the coming months, they’re also ideal for hot days when you don’t feel like wearing anything. How can you wear a slip dress without looking like you just rolled out of bed?

Also, how can we look like Kendall Jenner in this iconic picture of her and Gigi Hadid?

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From layering it over a shirt to make it look more casual to pairing it with simple heels for a fancier look, there are a few different, unexpected ways to wear slip dresses that you might not have thought of. What’s cool about a slip dress is that it can be more versatile than you think – you just need some confidence and attitude, and you’re good to go. If you’re looking for inspiration, read on – here are 20 style tips on how to wear a slip dress this spring and summer:  

1. The easiest way to wear a slip dress is to, obviously, keep it simple. Adding accessories like flat sandals and a floppy hat keep the dress casual and effortless, and ready for anything. 




2. For chillier days, add a long cardigan and either combat boots or Dr. Martens. The boots keep the look laid back and easy, while boho accessories like long necklaces and a hat make you look more trendy. 




3. Don’t want to show off too much skin? Opt for this super ’90s throwback: layer your slip dress over a t-shirt. Wear this look with flat sandals to stay casual. 




4. If you’re looking for something slightly more polished, throw a fitted blazer over your slip dress and add some heels. This is so sexy and cool. 




5. How insanely cool is this outfit? Layer even the fanciest slip dress over a white tee for a “cool-girl” vibe. Over-the-knee boots are a great option for spring weather. If you’re feeling very ’90s, pair this with a choker. 




6. You can also add unexpected clothing to the dress, like a baggy varsity jacket, for a real street-style vibe. 




7. Sometimes the best look involves almost nothing at all except for a good bag and some pretty necklaces. Also, note how good slip dresses look when they’re a little bit wrinkled. It’s just another excuse not to iron! 




8. Take a big fashion risk with a look like this one: layer a long slip dress over a white tee AND jeans. The pieces are all random, but somehow, they work. 




9. Have fun with a slip dress! Adding piles of necklaces and a chain belt makes you ready for a night out. 




10. But if you want to be low-key, you can do that too. A denim jacket quickly dresses down a slip dress, and the super casual piece against the super glam piece looks awesome. 




11. Cool sneakers instantly make a slip dress perfect for everyday wear. Add a leather jacket for spring days. 




12. Another way to make a slip dress really casual is to pair it with jeans. A super slinky slip dress ends up looking like a long shirt or tunic. 




13. Go for a ’90s grunge outfit with buckle boots or combat boots, and a plaid shirt tied around your waist. This is so Clueless




14. A slip dress is also great for fancier occasions. Just add strappy heels, a cute bag, and some simple jewelry for a super sexy look. 




15. Want an outfit that takes under five minutes to put together and looks like you tried hard? Wear a slinky slip dress with white sneakers. Boom. Amazing. 




16. Wear a loose button-down shirt over your slip dress as a cardigan. Lace-up sandals and a pretty necklace bring the whole look together. 




17. Want to really stand out? Wear a bright slip dress over black pants and a sleeveless top. Lace-up flats keep this look polished. 




18. Give your slip dress a little bit of an edge with black combat boots, a choker, and a half-bun hairstyle. 




19. Or go for something more feminine with a floral bomber jacket, a pretty necklace, and a bright clutch. 




20. And if you want to look really unique, wear your slip dress over a white button-down, add a skinny belt, and pair your pumps with visible socks. 



Which one of these outfit ideas is your favorite? What did I forget to include? Let me know in the comments. 

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