Last week’s post was all about the slip skirt, but now that degrees are hitting 90 in New York City, I’m back to loving the slip dress – light, luxe and undeniably sexy.
Even if you’re not a certifiable fashion girl, you should own a slip dress (or three), and here are a few good reasons to incorporate it into your summer repertoire. Buttery soft fabrics keep you feeling breezy – from satin to silk to the lightest crepe, what could be comfier than walking out in practical sleepwear? The look demands simplicity – in other words, its a one and done silhouette that requires absolutely no extra effort when it comes to creating a full look. Versatility allows you to dress up or down any slip dress – sneakers for a cool, casual vibe or a pair of sky-high stilettos for an evening out. From solid to printed to embellished the possibilities are literally endless.
Dressing my rapidly changing pregnancy bod has been challenging these first few months, but what I’ve quickly learned is that comfort trumps all, especially as temps rise. So, it’s no surprise that I’ve already waved a hard goodbye to anything in my closet with a waist seam. Luckily, this summer has come with a new influx of slip dresses and it’s naturally slinky, but never tight silhouette is a great way to accommodate a growing bump. For a recent fancy dinner date, I wore mini slip dress with lace up back in high shine satin olive. For a little shoulder coverage, I draped an ivory double breasted tuxedo blazer. Finally, for accessories, I went super luxe and opted for rhinestone strap sandals (wearing my highest heels until my center of gravity demands otherwise), rhinestone geometric drop earrings, Dior J’adior bracelet cuff and carried my Gucci Mini Dionysus Velvet Chain Wallet in blue.
Style Tip: For those of you who are understandably cautious about satin or silk highlighting areas of your body that you might be self-conscious about (like the belly area), try a slip dress in a less shiny fabric like crepe and in the right silhouette – simple straps, most often spaghetti, and a body skimming, but never tight silhouette.