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.
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.
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.
A cropped shell is a casual-yet-sleek layer atop a navy slip. Luxe booties and modern extras are eye-catching.