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

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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 the 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.

Often cut on the bias angle of cloth to ensure a body-hugging fit, the slip dress’s 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, neckline variations and more structured silhouettes. What’s more, they’ve transformed from being an after-dark item to a daytime staple, too. When worn over T-shirts and paired with a chunky cardigan and kicks, a slip dress becomes more versatile than you may have initially thought.

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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.


The cutout detail and bright-orange colour are so on-trend for 2022. 

The drop waist will create a more defined silhouette. 

This reminds me of Rachel’s “dress" in Friends, only in thunderbolt yellow. 

Square necklines aren't readily found on slips. 

Just imagine how great this will look with an updo for weddings. 

A black slip dress is a piece you’ll reach for time and time again. 

Can’t decide which shade to invest in? Choose them all!

This will look beautiful with metallic accessories. 

Omnes does some of the best affordable slip dresses out there. 

Kelly green remains a key trend for spring. 

The subtle cup detailing on this dress only adds to the glamour. 

I own this dress and wear it with everything from trainers to platforms. 

Just add your favourite jumper or Breton stripe. 

The price of this ACNE dress is indeed correct. Run, don’t walk. 

Another slip dress that gets my vote. The straps cover my bra perfectly, and the cut is *chef's kiss.* Oh, and it comes in three other versatile colours, too. 

Who said your slip dress couldn’t be pleated? 

The thigh-high split is so incredible. 

Retro florals are going to be huge this year. 

Next Up, Spring/Summer 2022 Trends: The Only 17 Looks You Need to Know About

Opening Image: @monikh

This post was originally published at an earlier time and has since been updated. 

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