As far as dress trends go, they don’t come much more iconic than the slip dress. A firm fixture on the fashion scene since the early ’90s, when they served as supermodel uniform (namely to Kate Moss, whose silver sheer dress will go down in history as the most risqué outfit of its time), the style has gone on to prove that it has serious staying power.
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Often cut on the bias of cloth to ensure a body-hugging fit, the slip dresses’ signature traits include spaghetti straps, a midi length, slinky fabric and a subtle V-front neckline. However, as its popularity continues to grow, we’re seeing different iterations begin to take shape—think thicker straps and more structured silhouettes. What’s more, they’ve transformed from being an after-dark item into a daytime staple, too. When worn over T-shirts and paired with a chunky cardigan and kicks, it's more versatile than you may have initially thought.
Yes, the simple slip has certainly cemented its must-have status. In fact, they’re easily the most-talked-about garment over on our Facebook Shopping Group, So… Should I Buy This?, where we’re often asked where to find the best slip dresses. But with literally thousands online to choose from, where should you begin your search? Here, of course. We’ve done the hard work for you by tracking down the very best slip dresses at every price point—be it budget or blowout. From gorgeous emerald green to this season’s most in-demand print, keep scrolling and we guarantee you’ll find The One.
This could be the best leopard-print dress we’ve seen.
We can’t believe we’re saying this already, but this dress is perfect for party season (gulp).
This is giving us major Cameron Diaz in The Mask vibes. (Which can only be a good thing.)
Because who doesn’t want a glittery palm-tree slip dress in their frock collection?
Thicker straps mean bra-friendly.
This tie-waist dress will help define your shape—a common concern for some slip-dress newbies.
The embellishment on this slip makes it look and feel extra special.
Just add a red lip, leather biker and gold strap heels.
Show off your waist with this hourglass-cut dress. We love the tie straps, too.
Cowl necklines will flatter bigger busts and allow for more coverage that strapless bras might need.
Who said slip dresses need to be silk? This velvet option is equally luxe.
If you’re petite, look for details like ruffles and splits to stop longer lengths from swamping your frame.
Pair this dress with Vans and a cream cable knit for a downtime spin.
You heard it here first: Tie-dye is back, and it doesn’t come chicer than this Mango dress.
We challenge you not to feel amazing in this beautiful yellow hue.
This neckline was made for layering over a logo tee.
News flash: Polka dots are here to stay.
This dress looks so much more expensive than it actually is. Kudos, Topshop.
Blush hues look beautiful on every skin tone.
A little embellishment never hurt anyone.
Unsure which shoes to wear with your gorgeous new slip? We recommend these.