What to wear this weekend: FEMAIL picks out the best slip dresses for effortless style this season
THE SURPRISINGLY VERSATILE SLIP DRESS
I know, I know. Critics say they are at best impractical, at worst nothing more than a negligee, but styled cleverly, the slip dress can be surprisingly versatile and even become the most hardworking item in your wardrobe.
IT’S ALL ABOUT CLEVER LAYERING
Forget those images of Kate Moss and Winona Ryder in the naughty ’90s, all sheer fabric and protruding hipbones. I’m not suggesting you wear yours on its own, especially in mid-winter. The sophisticated way to wear the slip dress now is as a layering piece, adding a hint of silky luxury to any ensemble while never revealing too much.
Pictured: Dress, £67, jigsaw-online. com; jumper, £325, Iris & Ink at theoutnet.com; blazer, £71.20, warehousefashion.com; heels, £25, asos.com
SWITCH IT UP FROM PARTY TO PREPPY
The possibilities are endless. For work, wear yours under a buttoned-up blazer and knit, with elegant court shoes or flat pumps. Dress it down over a figure-hugging, cotton polo-neck and finish the look with trainers. For New Year’s Eve, a simple buttoned cardigan and statement jewellery make it the ultimate ‘not too dressed up’ look.
FIND FIGURE SKIMMING FABRIC
I’m a big fan of this bias-cut slip from Jigsaw. It’s lined so hangs beautifully without highlighting every lump and bump. And there’s no need to spend a fortune, the High Street has a fantastic selection of styles — some for under £30 (see below).
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