Slip dresses are a fashion trend that have been around for a long time and that seem to make a resurgence every few years. They were extremely popular in the 2016 fashion shows and throughout the spring and summer months. People even found ways to wear slip dresses into the fall. And now we are starting to see them again on the runways in 2017 spring collections. Despite the fact that this style is somewhat intimidating for many women, slip dresses appear to be here to stay. Perhaps this is because they are extremely comfortable and easy to put on. Who can say no to an outfit that takes about ten second to put on?
The reason that the slip dress can be intimidating to most women is that is essentially a piece of clothing that looks like an undergarment. It looks like a silk nighty you might wear in the privacy of the honeymoon suite not to the grocery store or to your kids’ school. Most slip dresses have spaghetti straps that tend to fall off the shoulder easily and are made of a thin and clingy silk. However, they are meant to be seen and we know this because of the many decorations and embellishments that are added to them. You will see things like ruffles and lace trim as in the products above and below. Or you might see a slip dress like the one below with an interesting cut out pattern.
Even though it might seem like slip dresses are inappropriate for you, there are ways to make this daring fashion trend work into your everyday life. Many women pair a slip dress with another garment to make it easier to wear. For example, you can layer it with a simple white tee or a patterned shirt underneath. The fabric underneath the delicate straps means that they will be less likely to fall off your shoulder. If you don’t want to wear anything under the dress you can also choose to pair a slip dress with a blazer or bomber jacket. These garments cover up some of the more revealing parts of the dress.
A nice feature of the slip dress is that you can make it work for almost any occassion. You can dress it up or dress it down depending on what kind of situation you are in. To dress it up, leave off any shirts underneath or blazers over top and just go with the dress and a pair of strappy sandals or high heel boots. To dress it down, wear a simple white tee and a pair of sneakers. You can wear these dresses almost anywhere.