How To: Take a Slipdress from Day to Night

I don’t know about you, but my closest is smallllllll which means that I need pieces that do double, even triple duty and I definitely don’t have room for fancy dresses that I only wear once in a blue moon. Enter the slipdress. Because of it’s limitless styling potential and it’s ability to transition from casual to dressy with just a few small additions, the slipdress is the perfect dress for almost any fashion situation. Sandals, mules, pumps, boots – a slipdress suits ’em all. Wear it on it’s on, layer over a t-shirt or top with a jacket. Go ultra 90s in a silky slipdress, barely-there sandals and delicate accessories. Yes, it might be simple, but don’t you dare underestimate it – a slipdress can be just as glam as a little sequined or brightly patterned number – it’s all in how you style it.

See how our ‘Girl in Focus’ Alicia Haque wears a slipdress for day, work and evening.

Slipdress

There are a lot of different slipdresses out there but in general - a slipdress has spaghetti straps, is cut along the bias and should drape the body. When selecting your slipdress, it's all about finding one that you feel comfortable in. From silky and low-cut, to higher cut in the front with a plunging back there are options out there for everyone.

Monk & Lou Devon Slipdress available at Plenty $89*.

Day

Add a fitted t-shirt under your slipdress and grab a pair of statement sunnies for major cool-girl vibes.

Ribbon Luxe Kestrel Baby T-Shirt available at Plenty $30*; Malvados Icon Azalia Sandals available at Privilege $45*; Sunglasses available at Le Chateau $22*.

Work

Because of it's clean silhouette, a slipdress hangs beautifully under a blazer. Wear it open and pair with pumps for a classic work-look, then once the work day is done and you're out of your air-conditioned office, loose the blazer and enjoy that hot hot heat.

Blazer available at Le Chateau $169.95*; Statement Earrings available at Le Chateau $19.95; Cassidy Suede Pumps available at Aldo $95*.

Night

Looking to take your slipdress out on the town? Add a great pair of strappy sandals and a statement accessory (necklace or earrings but not both).

T-Bar Sandals available at Le Chateau $69.95*; Clutch available at Le Chateau $49.95*; Etereo Crystal Necklace available at Hudson's Bay $34*.

How do you wear your slipdress?

*Prices quoted are regular prices, before taxes. Price and availability are subject to change. Please see stores for details.