The Slip Dress is extremely popular in the streets because of how transitional the item is. Style-setters during Fashion week in New York, London and Milan were calling the slip dress a ‘staple that will never die.’

Wearing something that was intended to be slept in out in public can be a little intimidating, you try really hard not to appear like you just rolled out of bed, but fashion week really proved that the slip dress can be appropriate for any occasion when styled correctly.

For my first try at the slip dress, I went with very simple and effortless styling. But now that I got the hang of the dress, for my second try at the slip dress I went with a bolder look – I layered the dress. Slip dresses are meant to be sexy, but they can be toned down and the easiest way to do so is through layering.

These are the top 4 ways that will tone down the sexiness and up the edge when layering your slip dress:

  • The classic way: with a plain white t-shirt. / A simple white t-shirt goes really well with a slip dress. It combines preppy freshness with just the right amount of edge.
  • Put on something warm underneath / Your slip dress can transition through all seasons with the right top underneath it, this is why a turtleneck is the perfect winter item. Not only does it keep you warm, it contrasts the flowing lines of the slip dress.
  • Put your pants on! /To go full 90s, add jeans or pants that contrast your slip dress.
  • Throw something, anything over your slip dress / A bomber jacket, a denim jacket, a leather jacket, a sweater, a blazer or even a man’s shirt. Anything goes! This tempers the dress’ inherent sexiness and keeps you warm.

The slip dress is easy to wear. It is that item that you just throw on with whatever and it simply works because it is a statement on its own.


Fit Details

Slip Dress – Mr Price / Pants – Mr Price / Shoes – Mr Price (shop look here)

Images Credits: Eli Fernandes




6 comments so far.

6 responses to “STATEMENT SLIP DRESS”

  1. Ivy says:

    Wow. I should get me a slip dress.

  2. Dimpho says:

    I bought that same slip dress from Mr Price after seeing this post, but still trying to style it. What can wear with it if I don’t want to layer?

    • mphoxx says:

      The dress itself is very bold so try pairing it with a simple flat shoe (sandals or brogues) or matching heels – check this post I did on styling the slip dress in a simple way

  3. Thando says:

    Hi Mpho. I really love this look but I can’t find anything on, I really want those shoes!

    • mphoxx says:

      Hey Thando. Unfortunately those shoes are sold out on the site, however there is a similar pair in black (direct link)

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