Full Disclosure: Me and my pear shaped body were never fans of the slip dress. I think it dates back to the late 90s, I was in middle school and slip dresses were ALL the rage (along with chokers and baby tees…especially all 3 worn together) but I was a curvy 11 year old and could barely find jeans that fit properly. It’s safe to say me and ALL the trendy things weren’t friends.
Fast forward 15+ years and here I am trying to convince you that a slip dress is THE dress you won’t regret buying at the end of the summer.
Let’s just say slip dresses have changed a lot in the past decade or so. I’m all about the lower hemline (I’m so into midi length dresses right now), the deeper neckline (and back on this one), the high slit AND the ability to belt it, which makes this dress fit my body perfectly!!
This slip dress is particular is one of my favorite purchases this summer! You all know that I’m a huge fan of florals all year round, but dark moody florals in fall are on the top of my list of favorite seasonal prints. I’m actually not sure there could be a more perfect dress to buy in August!
You can wear slip dresses now in the heat and humidity with sandals and a straw boater hat like I am here, but you can also perfectly transition your newly acquired slip dress for cooler weather in September and October with booties and a chunky sweater. You can even transition a slip dress for winter with some wool tights and over the knee suede boots. To say the styling options are endless is an understatement.
I can guarantee this won’t be the last time you’ll see this dress this year and if you pick up one for your closet I guarantee it will instantly become the dress you won’t regret buying at the end of the summer because there are SO many ways to wear it into Fall and Winter and even into Spring! I’ll even go as far as saying slip dresses are NOT a trend they are a staple, one you should definitely put on your wishlist!
Here are the slip dresses on my wishlist right now (gimme all the velvet & silk!):
Photos: Lisa Schiller