Slip dresses were traditionally meant to be worn as underpinnings to prevent those unwanted lines and creases. But if Kate Moss (aka the Queen of Slips) has taught us anything, it’s that fashion rules are made to be broken. In the ’90s, Moss opted for scanty slip dresses that skimmed her frame and clung to all the right places. Ten years later, her influence still reigns supreme, as slips are better served as the main attraction than as a secondary undergarment.
But, admittedly, they come with their own set of problems—their whisper-thin material can err on the side of sheer (and not in a good way), and their strappy silhouette can run the risk of excessive, inappropriate skin exposure. With that being said, I came up with three outfit solutions that celebrate slips and allow for them to be seen–but appropriately so.
A Casual Slip
Aim for ease with a slouchy cardigan, sheer tights (to cover up excess skin), and tall combats. Keep the accessories relatively dark to distract away from the nightie effect of this velvet slip.
An Office Slip
Offset the fluid silhouette with structured pieces. Layer a collared shirt dress underneath, and pair it with classic black accessories. You can even top of your look with a blazer for good measure.
Up the sex appeal for a fancy party with an all-over pleated slip with side slits. Glam it up with strappy metallic heels, a beaded box clutch and statement gold drop earrings.