The slip dress. A classic in so many ways yet recently it has once again evolved. I am so excited. This will be my dress or dresses of 2019. In previous years a maxi or midi, in 2019 a slip dress – in all its glory. I cannot wait to style it. I love that it’s chic, minimalist, has the ability to be edgy, casual for day, and a little elegance for night. In so many colour ways. For a wedding or a trip to the shops.
Is the slip dress, the new LBD? I’ll let you into a little secret, I never was a fan of an LBD. You? I never really liked that trend. The slip dress I can buy into – over and over again. I hope that by the end of this post – you’ll be able to see how classic a slip dress is. And invest in your own. Top tip – be sure to try it on in the shops. The fabric isn’t very forgiving and one to try on for sure. I sized up.
I love that this style of dress partners so well with all of my favourite footwear – a trainer, a Chelsea boot, a sandal. Any dress that can go from day to night, casual to elegant just by mixing it up has my vote. It’s a keeper. With a dollop of imagination and scrolling through Pinterest (of course) I have pulled together some looks which I am really excited to share with you.
Team things with it. Think layers. Think contrasting colours and fabric. If you don’t like your upper arms maybe a shirt tied at the waist or a cardigan. A roll neck. A belt to give you that shape. A blazer (I can’t wait to try it this way), a cosy jumper for right now, and a tee – which is how I wore it when I met up with friends last weekend. That’s definitely me.
Could the slip dress be the new LBD? And so I leave you with a collection of images of how I would style a slip dress. Which will you try?