There Are Many Slip Dresses in the World, But These Are the Best

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.

Under £1000

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). 

A hint of nightwear is completely acceptable. 

You’ll notice a lot of pieces with daisies on this season. We like. 

Under £500

It also comes in black too. You’ll wear both so many times. 

We've already dubbed this the new colour of the season. 

Just add a red lip, leather biker and gold strap heels. 

Under £250

We approve of the fabric covered buttons.

Square neckline is key this season. 

We can imagine this full on nineties number with chunky boots. 

Trust Ganni to create yet another It dress in the making. 

Under £100

Pair this dress with Vans and a cream lightweight knit for a downtime spin. 

Rope belts are a micro trend on their own, so this is basically a two-for-one. 

We challenge you not to feel amazing in this beautiful leopard number. 

Under £50

Perfect for those with a petite frame, and it’s in one of this season’s key colours.

The dream wedding guest dress you’ll end up wearing to every invite in the diary. 

It’s basically a wardrobe staple everyone should own.  

Unsure which shoes to wear with your gorgeous new slip? We recommend these.

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