These Outfits Prove That A Slip Skirt Works For Any Occasion

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It might be hard to believe, but once upon a time slip dresses weren’t actually the star of the show — rather, they were intended to be worn as an undergarment so that sheer dresses wouldn’t be see-through. As for today, you probably can’t imagine hiding away the chic piece under any form of clothing. And while a silk midi dress is still popular among fashion insiders, its younger sister, aka the slip skirt, has taken center stage. Thanks to all the new colors, prints, and design details emerging for this piece, figuring out how to wear a slip skirt is easier than ever.

There are few other garments that transition quite so seamlessly between occasions and aesthetics as the slip skirt, and this versatility is perhaps its number one appeal. First off, there’s the option of leaning into a dressier vibe and pairing the bottom with a romantic blouse or flirty crop top and strappy sandals or mules. On the other hand, if your personal style is more relaxed or athletic, a slip skirt can easily be worn casually with a simple tee and sneakers or a slouchy top and flats. And if you’re in need of an office look, slip on a blazer and heels to make a silky midi appear work-appropriate.

Whether you’re looking for a new WFH bottom or are eager to spruce up your going-out wardrobe, a slip skirt is the perfect foundational piece to start with. Keep scrolling for 15 ideas on how you can wear this multipurpose staple.

Dressed-Up Lingerie

Not sure how to wear your lingerie outdoors? All you need to do is throw a fitted blazer and sleek slip skirt into the mix. While the ensemble probably won’t fly for the office, it’ll definitely make a statement at any birthday gatherings you have coming up.

Go Glam

A ethereal lace blouse and sleek beige slip skirt make for an unexpected going-out ensemble. Add a high-shine bag into the mix, and you’re ready to party.

Bright Hues

With spring on the horizon, it’s time to start thinking about your wardrobe’s color palette. For those looking to experiment outside their comfort zone, try wearing a bold highlighter-hued skirt.

Lounging Around

A slip skirt makes for an excellent bottom for lounging on the couch during Zoom meetings. Though your coworkers likely won’t see it, try going for an untraditional color palette with the outfit. Black, brown, and red might not initially seem like a great trio, however the look above proves otherwise.

Silk On Silk

Looking for a more modern take on a silk slip dress? Try teaming a cool silk top and slip skirt in the same hue. To add an eye-catching element to the streamlined look, step into polarizing thong sandals.


You can never go wrong with a monochromatic ensemble. Whether you purchase a matching set that includes a slip skirt or pair the bottom with a similar-hued piece hanging in your closet, you’ll feel instantly put together.

Preppy Feel

A silk skirt doesn’t have to come off as super polished. In fact, you can easily give the piece a fun preppy touch by pairing it with a striped V-neck sweater. Add on white sneakers and you have a casual, yet chic ensemble that can be worn everywhere from work to brunch.

Make A Statement

Get playful in a slip skirt with a little sparkle, then keep the rest demure. A luxe button-down and strappy sandals should do the trick.

Bold Color Palette

Not over the barbiecore aesthetic yet? Neither are your favorite influencers. Try a fresh take on the look by pairing a fuzzy hot pink top and a slip skirt in the same hue.

Leather Weather

Lend a cool ‘70s groove to your slip skirt outfitwith a vintage-inspired tee and worn-in cognac leather jacket.

Mix Aesthetics

Embrace your rocker sporty chick and wear a cool band (or graphic) tee with a sweet slip and a pair of Birkenstocks. The result is simple, yet has a dressy spin.


Incorporate a slip skirt into your 9-to-5 uniform with the help of a structured blazer and heels. If you want an even more elevated look, choose a blazer that’s more tailored and not so boxy.

Simple, Yet Intriguing

Simple can still make a statement. Start with a solid skirt and add a top in a slighter bright shade, then take things up a notch with a pair of outfit-making shoes.

Classic Meets Modern

Timeless white gets a cool-girl update when you mix dressy and laid-back elements. A slip bottom feels elevated, while a button-down keeps the vibe down-to-earth. Complete the look with ballet flats and oversized frames.

Polished Feel

For elegant occasions, choose a silky skirt that's a little longer than knee-length and wear it with something dressy on top, like a lace, satin, or velvet top, and finish with statement accents.

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