How To Style The Slip Dress

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Y’all, it’s hotter than Channing Tatum outside! If you’re like me and detest blazing temperatures, you have to get creative with your outfits! So, how do you look cute and beat the heat?

One solution you may not have thought of is a slip dress. The new trending slip dresses pull design inspiration from two different places—lingerie and ’90s fashion. Staying true to the traditional lines, the new slip dresses are slinky, form-fitting dresses with thin, spaghetti straps. The patterns, colors, and fabric all greatly vary. There are dozens of designers showcasing the slip dress style among their recent collections. From top names to new designers and everyone in between, they’re all hopping on this trend.

Here are three tips to pulling off the slip dress:

1. Layer up, girlfriend!

As one slip dress exposé explains, this item is definitely not for everyone. If you get cold easily or you’re a bit shy when it comes to highlighting your curves, the slip is downright intimidating. That being said, you can layer it up to fit almost any style. A T-shirt underneath completes a ’90s grunge look, while a fitted blazer over top of style makes it look chic and professional. You can also tie a flannel shirt around your waist to add to your hourglass figure or provide you with additional coverage if you get cold throughout the night.

2. Draw inspiration from celebrity sightings

Jennifer Aniston put her own spin on the classic dress during a recent trip to the coast of Italy. Aniston’s dark, floral print slip dress made the star look like, well, a movie star, even though the camera’s weren’t rolling. Writer Joanna Crawley said Aniston “looked gorgeous in her effortless summer ensemble”—and it’s difficult to disagree.

3. Prevent unnecessary slips

They don’t call it a “slip” dress for nothing. If you’re worried about slippage – fashion tape has you covered! This double sided tape is easy to apply and adheres gently to both fabric and skin – plus it’s easy to store in your purse! I’ve had success with this product in the past during a few weddings and would highly recommend it for any low cut slip dresses!


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This summer, enjoy the warm weather and look fabulous in a slip dress! Before you know it, winter will be here and you’ll find yourself wishing it was summer once again.


*This is a guest post by New York-based fashion writer and coffee addict Jeanne Holloway. 

How would you style a slip dress?

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