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The best slip dresses to elevate your style

26 Oct 2023 | |By Hitanshi Kamdar

Slip into a versatile slinky dress for a timeless and minimal look this season

Party season is officially here, and the hunt for the perfect party dress can be easier than you imagine with a simple slip dress. A firm fixture of the 1990s, the silhouette’s most iconic iteration remains Kate Moss’ iconic sheer silver slip dress. The slip dress’ minimal chameleonic abilities have established it as a wardrobe staple over the past few seasons.

Flattering and endlessly versatile, slip dresses are typically cut on the bias angle of fabric and feature spaghetti straps and a midi length. Often crafted in fluid body-hugging fabrics, a slip dress exudes a casual elegance that can be sexy and edgy at the same time, depending on how you style it.

The hardworking, multi-tasking garment can be striking all on its own worn with a simple coat, sleek hair and Chelsea boots. Or layer it over a white shirt or cosy turtleneck for an easy day around town. Give the slip dress a chic formal polish for the office with a boxy blazer. Mastering timeless appeal is especially simple with a slip dress. Invest in our curation of the best slip dresses this season for a wardrobe staple you’re sure to wear forever.

Stella McCartney lace-trimmed satin dress

As far as slip dresses go, it doesn’t get more classic than this. Stella McCartney’s black slip dress is grounded in the lingerie origins of the silhouette. Crafted from responsibly-sourced satin with delicate lace trims along the hem and neckline, this romantic slip dress is perfect for a date night. Pair yours with strappy sandals and statement earrings

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Rotate open-back slip dress

Rotate’s signature scandi style infused with playful nostalgia is evident in this white slip dress. Fluid satin is manipulated into a draped cowl neck and an open back with criss-cross slinky straps. Whether you wear the dress on its own or layer it with a lush shearling coat for a winter party, the retro appeal of the dress is sure to make you stand out.

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Diesel satin slip dress

Cut a fun silhouette in Diesel’s black slip dress. Crafted from black viscose satin, the dress hangs off metallic spaghetti straps and features a subtle cowl neck, fitted waist and asymmetric hemline. Pair with high-heeled boots and a leather jacket for a strong look this winter.

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Fleur Du Mal bow-embellished slip dress

Fleur Du Mal iteration of the slip dress toes the line between romantic and risqué. The white silk dress features an oversized bow atop a triangular bodice cutout and fluidly hugs the body. Wear the slinky dress with festive red rubies to your next Christmas party for a show-stopping look.

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Ganni watercolour print slip dress

While solid colours are synonymous with slip dresses, Ganni’s playful version is a great option to shake things up. Crafted from stretch organic silk, the dress is detailed with a colourful watercolour print and buttons along the back. Perfect for a garden party or a walk around the city, keep the palette grounded in greens to let the dress shine.

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Khaite The Candita slip dress

There’s no other way to describe Khaite’s Candita slip dress other than sexy. Fluid black silk charmeuse is offset with a delicate chantilly lace bodice and a flirty godet-cut chiffon hem. The slinky scarf detailing adds a chic touch. Wear with a sleek bun and dainty gold jewellery.

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The Row Guinevere dress

The Row’s minimal design aesthetic shines bright in the Guinevere dress. Crafted in Italy from black silk-satin, the floor-length dress offers a lightly body-hugging fit. Embodying the label’s penchant for exquisite quality and timeless elegance, the Guinevere slip dress makes for the perfect wedding-guest look.

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Skims soft lounge ribbed dress

The Skims soft lounge dress has been an internet sensation for a while, and for good reason. Putting a loungewear spin on the slip dress silhouette, it is cut from ribbed stretch-modal jersey. The soft body-hugging fabric is meant to celebrate your curves and the flattering square neckline suits every body type. Did we mention it comes in nine sizes and an assortment of colours? Wear with sneakers to run errands or switch it up with some slingback heels and a leather jacket for a night out.

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Loveshackfancy Elizabella frayed embellished dress

Loveshackfancy does luxe bohemian style just right. Eschewing the brand’s usual bright palette, the Elizabella dress is crafted from black silk-satin. The dress leans into a soft romantic feel with a soft frayed trim along the hem and a detachable floral pin on the bodice, featuring lace trims and crystal-embellished tassels. Sashay into your next date night in the lustrous dress paired with strappy sandals and a fresh blowdry

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Rodarte asymmetrical bias slip dress

Los Angeles-based label, Rodarte, taps into gothic romance inspired by its founders’ fascination with horror movies. Its asymmetrical bias dress taps into the dark aesthetic with a translucent body emblazoned with florals, a relaxed cowl neckline, and a ruffled diagonal hemline. Pair it with flared black trousers for a chic Y2k inspired look. 

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