Nearly as ubiquitous as denim, slip dresses have become the frock du jour for the fashion set. From daytime to dressy, the slinky staple is not only sartorially sound but wonderfully versatile: the fluidity of silk and satin iterations deftly balance structured separates when layered under or over poplin shirts, knits and shell tops. With high-shine en masse for fall, the hero item is the ultimate layering essential when temperatures start to dip from work (yes, really!) to weekend whether you covet a prim, preppy or pragmatic look. Unconvinced? Here, four fresh ways to layer a slip dress like a fashion-girl.
Slip Dresses For Fall
A bodysuit layers beneath a slip dress without adding bulk. For a cool-girl take, a vertical-striped version paired with clean accessories feels fresh.
Stitched Detail Dress
TL-180 Agenda Shoulder Bag
Striped Stretch-Jersey Bodysuit
A button-down maxi worn open as a jacket is cool over a mid-length slip dress. Substantial accessories keep the look from feeling too prim.
Taner Half Hoop Earrings
Alis Leather Satchel
Louise et Cie
Floral-Print Silk Crepe De Chine Maxi Dress
Serious sleeves are only gaining momentum, and they give fashion-girl appeal to a pinstripe slip. Metallic heels and geometric add-ons are a playful combo.
Gold And Silver Chain Link Earrings
Bay Mini Buckle Satchel
Della Metallic Leather Sandals
Navy Pinstripe Cami Dress
Pleated Cotton-Poplin Shirt
A cropped shell is a casual-yet-sleek layer atop a navy slip. Luxe booties and modern extras are eye-catching.
Orion Gold And Rhodium-Plated Choker
High Heel Velvet Ankle Boots
Bias-Cut Satin Slip Dress
Leo Cropped Crepe Top
Elizabeth and James