Five Ways to Wear a Slip Dress

The slip dress is here to stay and I picked up this stunning grey piece from All Saints. It has adjustable straps and the colour is super rich. My main issue with slip dresses is what I like to call ‘the flatter factor’. Often they can be a little too clingy and slinky – but this All Saints option is ultra flattering with lots of room for movement.

As the weather changes it would be easy to put this in the ‘spring’ dresses part of my wardrobe. However my aim is to re-wear my favourite pieces as often as I can, and in as many ways as I can. After all, I’m a stylist and it’s my job to rework looks.

The slip dress on its own…

The great thing about going for a more muted tone like this grey is that it goes with everything. In terms of shoes, I can wear it with my Chanel trainers to a pair of Tod’s loafers, my Grenson boots for a more grungy look, and I can totally dress it up for the evening with a pair of Jimmy Choos. If I want to go all out – I’d wear it with my wedding shoes!

You can also accesorise this however you want to. Go big, go bright, or stay subtle…

The slip dress with a t-shirt.

The easiest way to up the warmth a little is to add a t-shirt. Slip dresses are by their very nature sexy, so if you’re worried about showing too much cleavage or want a more causal approach – a t-shirt underneath is a fun and playful way to do so.

My tee is a basic from M&S but any t-shirt – plain or print – would work too.

The slip dress with a cardigan.

Adding a cardigan immediately gives a more comfy and stay at home feel to wearing a slip dress. It’s perfect for heading out to a restaurant or for drinks.

I teamed this with Hansine’s Cropped Mohair Cardigan in Sage.

The slip dress with a blazer.

A blazer can up the chic on any look, and with a slip dress almost any style of blazer works. From slouchy and oversized to cute and cropped. I opted for a striped black and white blazer from Maje to add a little end of summer, Italian Riveria vibes to the look.

The slip dress with a chunky knit sweater.

This is definitely my favourite way to switch up a slip dress and that’s maybe because I’m obsessed with knitwear. Adding a jumper or sweater to a slip dress can create instant sophistication turning the dress in to a skirt and can be worn from day to night with ease… And it’s just so comfortable!

My sweater is an oldie from Zara.

The slip dress with a rollneck (and a belt).

If you’re after a more sleek finish, a fitted roll neck or long sleeved sweater worn underneath the slip dress and sinched in with a belt is a sure way to make a statement and again works easily from day to night depending on what footwear options you go for.

My roll neck is Zara and the belt is Gucci.

I love the versatility of a slip dress and all of the ways in which it can be styled, re-worn and re-worked all year round, making it the perfect sustainable wardrobe staple.

Photography by Sacha Williams.

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