How to wear a slip dress

Dynamite floral slip dress outfit vancouver fashion blogger san diego le chateau sandals sunglasses ela bucket bag

Dynamite floral slip dress outfit vancouver fashion blogger san diego le chateau sandals sunglasses ela bucket bag

Dynamite floral slip dress outfit vancouver fashion blogger san diego le chateau sandals sunglasses ela bucket bag

Dynamite floral slip dress outfit vancouver fashion blogger san diego le chateau sandals sunglasses ela bucket bag

Dynamite floral slip dress outfit vancouver fashion blogger san diego le chateau sandals sunglasses ela bucket bag

Dynamite floral slip dress outfit vancouver fashion blogger san diego le chateau sandals sunglasses ela bucket bag

Dynamite floral slip dress outfit vancouver fashion blogger san diego le chateau sandals sunglasses ela bucket bag

I loved this floral slip dress from the moment I saw it. And I loved it even more once I tried it on.

The cute is simple and sweet, without being too sweet. Know what I mean?

But loving something in the fitting room doesn't always translate into loving something, well, outside the fitting room. And I was worried my love affair with this simple slip dress would fall into the latter.

But, happily, I've found this dress to be super easy to wear.

Here are a few pointers for successfully pulling off a slip dress: 

1. Keep it simple. You don't want to go too crazy with outfit add-ons when it comes to these simple styles. The look is quite classic and minimalist, so it's not exactly made for pairing with statement necklaces and oversized bags. For me, I found the look felt most complete when paired with simple sandals and an on-trend choker necklace. Basically, I let the slip dress be the star of the look.

2. Show some skin ... or don't. A slip dress, by design, is skin-baring. It is modelled after undergarments, after all. If you're not ready to show too much skin (as I wasn't the day we shot these photos), pair it with a layering piece underneath. I love the look of a simple T-shirt worn casually underneath for a '90s appeal, or a mock-turtleneck for an even more covered-up look.

3. The long and the short of it. As I'm sure you're already well aware, these styles come in all lengths: mini, short, to-the-knee, midi and maxi. While I love all the above, I find a short style is the most universally complementary, especially when layered with something underneath. Why? Well, because a mini is too short and the longer lengths often appear either too dress, or too literal. As in, they look like you're wearing a silk nightie dress. So not ideal under most circumstances.

How do you wear your slip dresses?

Dress: Dynamite | Sunglasses and sandals: Le Chateau | Shirt: Boohoo
Bag: Ela 


Lyndi Barrett said...

Oh I love the look of a slip dress worn as a jumper. Such a chic look for Spring.
I actually just photographed a jumper look over the weekend.

It looks so glorious and sunny in these photos - eagerly awaiting summer!!
Lyndi xo

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