How 3 STYLECASTER Editors Style a Classic Slip Dress

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How 3 STYLECASTER Editors Style a Classic Slip Dress
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Acknowledging that we can’t all look exactly like Kate Moss circa-1993, the question of how to wear a slip dress has been top of our minds this season. The slinky, super-simple silhouette is one of the many ’90s trends that’s dominating fashion right now (see also: chokers, brown lipstick, logo-happy American sportswear), and while the fact that it’s a few steps away from straight-up lingerie is part of its appeal, it can also make it a liiiittle challenging to style for everyday wear.

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So, to demonstrate a few ways to wear the slip dress in the real world—i.e., when you’re not a) on the runway or b) #styledbymonicarose—we enlisted three STYLECASTER editors with different tastes, body types and heights (5’2, 5’8, and 6’0) to take trend and make it their own using pieces from their own closets. Ahead, get inspired with three different ideas for layering and accessorizing the slip, and shop some of our favorite styles on the market right now.

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Lauren Caruso, Beauty Director

"I generally don’t like to show too much skin, and this AYR slip dress has a V-neck and slits on both sides, so I layered a Gap tee underneath the dress and repurposed the belt as a choker. Plus, white sneakers go with everything."

The Niche Dress, $350; at AYR

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Lauren Caruso, Beauty Director

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Kate Slip Dress, $320; at Sleeper

Silence + Noise Deep-V Satin Maxi Slip Dress, $89; at Urban Outfitters

T by Alexander Wang Slip Dress, $198; at Shopbop

Black Deep V-Neck Cami Midi Dress, $55; at Front Row Shop

Leah Faye Cooper, Editorial Producer

"Given that this dress is very short (and, to be real, is way more slip than dress), I added a denim jacket to tone it down a bit, and opted for white canvas sneakers. You would’t catch me in this at the office or a family function, but for brunch, weekend errand-running, and casual outdoor get-togethers, it’d be in heavy rotation."

Adelle Dress, $198; at Reformation

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Leah Faye Cooper, Editorial Producer

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Hammered Satin Slip Dress, $36; at ASOS

Pleated Floral Slip Dress, $60; at Topshop

Claudia Slip Dress, $215; at Trois

Lace Trim Slip Dress, $29.99; at Express

Hilary George-Parkin, Fashion Editor

"I love the simplicity of a slip dress—on weekends, I'd totally wear this alone with some slides and be out the door in five—but adding an open button-down with impractically long sleeves (my fave!) and a chunky silver choker does make it feel like more of an outfit. Opting for some semblance of heels also helps keep the whole look from slipping into pajama territory."

Catriona Dress, $75; at Aritzia

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Hilary George-Parkin, Fashion Editor

Photo: Tiffany Hagler-Geard/STYLECASTER

Alter Tall Color Block Strappy Midi Cami Slip Dress, $55; at ASOS

Raey Deep-V Silk Slip Dress, $190; at Matches Fashion

ATM Anthony Thomas Melillo V-Neck Satin Slipdress, $153.98; at Nordstrom

Atea Oceanie Ivory Slip Dress, $435; at Plan de Ville

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