The best sorts of trends are those that can easily adapt to your wardrobe. They don’t require a heavy hand in the piggy bank, and they force you to reframe the way you see your closet. The last few months, we’ve seen one glorious trend emerge that checks off all of these boxes, and it shows no signs of slowing down, either. Can you guess what it is?
It’s the slip dress–and-shirt combination, of course! This simple yet effective layering formula is literally all over the street style circuit and has even trickled onto some major catwalks for fall, like Proenza Schouler and Valentino. What makes this look so great is that the combinations are virtually endless. You can mix and match your dresses with cool blouses, shirts, and tees. Also, even if you don’t own a slip dress per se, you can still make the look work with just about any sleeveless frock in your closet.
See below for major inspiration (and we mean major), and then shop our slip dress picks to test out the trend.
Style Notes: A lace slip feels modern paired with a simple white tee.
Style Notes: Gilda Ambrosio’s scene-stealing sequined gown looks even cooler with her striped blouse layered underneath.
Style Notes: If you have a dress that’s too low-cut to wear alone, consider this trend the solution to your dilemma.
Style Notes: Bet you haven’t thought of wearing a fishnet top like this before.
Style Notes: Tone down a sexy slip by wearing an oversize sweatshirt with it.
Style Notes: Ta-da! An easy way to wear your party dresses during the day.
Style Notes: Layer in a pair of jeans and loafers for an even cooler (not to mention comfortable!) approach to the trend.
Style Notes: Test this one out for the weekend.
Style Notes: Who said these slips had to be long?
Style Notes: Add a third element with an edgy outerwear piece like a leather moto jacket.
Style Notes: Get playful by incorporating prints such as florals or stripes.
Summer, autumn, winter—whatever! We’ll wear this beauty any time of the year.
Try with a stiff poplin shirt.
Colour-blocking is always fun and fresh.
For twirling in circles, of course.
This desaturated hue is so elegant.
A perfect plaid to greet autumn in.
Wearing red makes you feel more powerful.