Slip dresses are, and forever will be, a closet staple. “Everyone should have a slip dress—they’re an incredibly versatile addition for a hard working capsule wardrobe,” SIR founders Nikki Campbell and Sophie Coote tell BAZAAR. Slip dresses are an opulent yet easygoing piece for day-to-day outfits, whether you’re searching for a cool work dress or coordinating looks with your vacation swimwear. “Slip dresses are also the easiest thing to pack,” adds Fleur du Mal founder and designer Jennifer Zuccarini. “I can easily fit three or four in a carry-on for all occasions.”
With slip dress season around the corner, there’s never been a better time to find a style that speaks to you. A low-key styling approach allows the best slip dress’s materials and silhouette to really shine, from bold neon slips with square necklines to sequinned and embellished variations. “A good slip dress can be worn on its own for an easy, polished look with minimal thought,” Campbell and Coote say. They recommend a light jacket and a ballet flat for daytime; for an evening event, add a statement heel and a blazer. And when you’re on the go? Zuccarrini says a silk bias slip dress’s comfort and versatility make it a travel necessity. “I sometimes even wear one as my plane outfit with boots and a sweater or a hoodie on top,” she says.
Wherever you’re headed this spring and summer, add a touch of glamour to your everyday wardrobe with one of the best slip dresses ahead.
Related article: The Best Slip Dresses For A Chic Wardrobe Upgrade
BEST ROMANTIC SLIP DRESS
Fleur du Mal Cutout Lace-Trimmed Satin Midi Dress
Do you feel the romance? Because I do. Steal the spotlight with this slip dress that’s begging for a night out.
BEST LEATHER SLIP DRESS
Gabriela Hearst Teles Slip Dress in Leather
You don’t think leather when you think of a slip dress, do you? Well, thanks to Gabriela Hearst, we have one with an edge. Style it with combat boots or a kitten heel to soften the look. Either way, you’ll stand out from the crowd.
|Colours||Gold, Black, Ivory|
BEST SEQUIN SLIP DRESS
New Arrivals Phoenix Sequin Slip Dress
Elevate your evening wear this sophisticated slip dress that’s all about understated glamour.
|Materials||Sequins, Polyester Lining|
BEST HALTER NECK SLIP DRESS
DANNIJO Satin Halter Maxi Dress
Add a statement bracelet or cuff to add visual interest to your arms.
SIR. Editta Bias Dress
BEST SQUARE-NECK SLIP DRESS
Loewe Satin Slip Dress
Pair with strappy heels or pumps to emphasize your legs.
|Materials||75% Viscose, 25% Acetate|
BEST SUMMER SLIP DRESS
Bardot Lucia Cut-Out Slipdress
Accessorize with a hat and sunglasses for a summery feel.
BEST BLACK SLIP DRESS
Stella McCartney Lamé Slip Dress
Wear over a T-shirt for a ’90s grunge look.
BEST NEON SLIP DRESS
Kwaidan Editions Satin Slip Dress
Pair with ankle boots and a leather jacket for an edgier vibe.
BEST SLIP DRESS WITH A DRAMATIC SLIT
Prada Printed silk dress
Choose a slip dress with a slit for a sexy and sophisticated touch.
BEST NAUTICAL SLIP DRESS
Bevza Mermaid Dress
Wear a slip dress with a silk scarf tied around the neck for a chic look.
BEST EMBELLISHED SLIP DRESS
Nue Studio Venus Dress
Pair with with a bold colored clutch or handbag and off you go.
|Material||52% Viscose 48% Triacetate Rhinestones|
BEST METALLIC SLIP DRESS
Petar Petrov Alena Metallic Velvet Slip Dress
Unleash your wild side. Add a belt to cinch in your waist and create a more defined silhouette.
|Materials||75% Polyester, 25% Silk|
BEST BRIGHTLY COLORED SLIP DRESS
L’AGENCE Jet Satin Gown
Accessorize with a statement necklace or earrings to add some sparkle and glam.
|Material||55% Rayon 45% Viscose|
BEST SEVENTIES SLIP DRESS
Pucci Iride-print silk maxi dress
Opt for a leather jacket to add “oomph” or a denim jacket to dress it down.
BEST ABSTRACT-PRINTED SLIP DRESS
SIR. Adrianna Button Cut-Out Maxi Dress
Balance the print with monochromatic accessories.
BEST MINIMALIST SLIP DRESS
Toteme Draped twill slip dress
Add a pop of color with bold lipstick and chic mules.
BEST BEACHY SLIP DRESS
Missoni Geometric-Knit Slipdress
From brunch to beach, this slip dress is the perfect choice for any summer occasion.
|Materials||65% Nylon, 35% Polyester|
BEST HARDWARE EMBELLISHED SLIP DRESS
Acler Wycombe Sleeveless Satin Midi-Dress
Keep it simple with minimalistic accessories and neutral colored heels.
|Materials||76% Acetate, 24% Polyester|
BEST FEATHER-EMBELLISHED SLIP DRESS
Sleeper Boheme Slip Dress with Feathers in Dust Pink
Let the dress do the talking and pair this slip with simple stud earrings.
|Materials||100% Ecovero Rayon|
|Colours||Pink, Black, Blue, White|
BEST CUTOUT SLIP DRESS
Oseree SS23 LUMIÈRE KINI DRESS
From beach tote and sandals to strappy heels and a leather jacket, the potential looks are endless with this shimmery slip dress.
|Material||64% PA 36% MTF|
This article originally appeared in Harper’s BAZAAR US.