Someone in Our Office Buys One of These Simple Skirts Every Day

It's safe to say that the slip skirt has had a storming comeback as of late. The practical, multipurpose undergarment was originally used to help dresses and skirts hang properly, warm the body in winter and prevent clothing from becoming see-through. Fast forward 100 years and the slip's great-great-granddaughter is an altogether different beast. Liberated from its lingerie status, the slip found its way to the forefront of '90s fashion, but until now, hasn't had much of a look in. However, with the industry's renewed obsession with all things throwback, this season has seen the trend back in fashion editors' good books (if you need proof, just check out the sellout success of Réalisation's leopard-print skirt).

Light, body-skimming and surprisingly versatile, this look has become a Who What Wear work-ready staple (over half the office owns one). When it comes to styling, the Insta crowd have enjoyed subverting the ultra-feminine connotations of the slip by pairing it with chunky knits and casual tees. However, the joy of the slip is that it can also be dressed up for more formal occasions, whether that's pairing it with a slinky cami top or (our favourite option) tucking in a crisp white shirt and adding heeled sandals and statement earrings. Now that's multipurpose. In need of inspiration? Scroll down to find out how our favourite bloggers have styled the look and shop our edit of the best slip skirts.

Style Notes: An easy way to style a slip skirt is with as white tee and low-heeled shoes, as seen on Katie Beth Payne. This Topshop version has been flying off the shelves and being reissued in different colourways.

Style Notes: Many influencers have chosen to go tonal when wearing their slip skirt, and we love the elegance of Sylvie Mus' head-to-to-black outfit.

Style Notes: Another recurring theme in the way fashion bloggers style their slip skirt is the addition of a chunky, oversized jumper. Monikh opts for a colour match knit in cream. 

Style Notes: If you're finding all the neutrals a little boring then take your cues from Penelope Goldstone who makes a statement in a matchy matchy red ensemble. 

Style Notes: Pregnant ladies take note: Pernille manages to make her slip skirt work with a bump (maybe go a size up) by pairing with a loose jumper. The furry sliders are a great addition too. 

Scroll down to shop our edit of the best slip skirts.


This will work for both formal and casual occasions. 

The colour of this Vince number is so pretty.

A classic option for a more minimalist finish.

The twisted waistband detail makes this so much more interesting.

Such a pretty colour, that will transition well into 2019.

Everyone is going crazy for this Mango leopard skirt.

The length of this midi will be so flattering. 

This is such good value for money.

Slip skirts needn't be plain. This polka dot number will look great with crew neck knits. 

Style this with a roll neck jumper and knee-high boots.

Up Next: The best winter outfit ideas.

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