If you’ve assumed that slip dresses are only meant for the boudoir, you thought wrong.
Sultry, feminine and smokin’ hot, these sleeveless pieces are often made with silk or satin-like material that are oh-so-smooth and soft on the skin. Bonus: They are light and airy, which make them a great addition to your wardrobe when it comes to Singapore’s scorching weather.
Last but certainly not least, slip dresses are versatile and can be styled in multiple ways — wear them alone or pull on a blazer or jumper over it to create for a unique combination.
Not convinced? Scroll through for some of our favourites that will change your mind.
If you like to show skin but a slip dress is too audacious for your disapproving family, go with this Zara fishnet number instead. The peekaboo design from the mesh will still allow you to expose some skin without being too revealing, while the black shade is just universally flattering. Finish with a pair of block heel ankle boots to toughen up the look.
Simple and stylish, the ‘Coco’ can be dressed up or down, worked with both flats and boots. Allowing for both day or night, this is a must-have wardrobe staple; whatever the destination.
We love how the tie-dye (an S/S’19 trend, thank you very much) intensifies from a light powder blue at the top to a deep midnight hue at the bottom. Not only is it visually appealing, it also helps to create an elongated silhouette. Finish with either navy blue or black heels to play up the theme
Give your busy partner a reminder why he is lucky to have you, by donning this sassy red mini slip that shows off your back and décolletage. Make sure you pair this fiery number with stunning glossy black pumps and a long chain necklace.
This abstract printed dress contrasts well-placed black stripes against a cream negative space to create an illusion of a shapely hourglass silhouette, making it a perfect option for those with apple and rectangle shaped bodies. Wear with heeled pumps for extra panache.
We love the minimalist vibe of this one from COS. The maxi length also makes it more daytime appropriate rather than looking like you’ve just rolled out of bed in your PJs. Wear with a blazer or on its own with delicate necklaces.
Tell the world that you’re the queen of the jungle with this leopard printed H&M dress and show off your fierce and strong nature with a bold burgundy lip and dark smoky eyes. We’d love to see this piece with black booties.
Mention gold dresses and you tend to conjure up images of intricately embroidered brocade gowns, which are frankly, not suitable for everyday wear. That’s why we love this opulent Topshop camisole dress. The shade is magnificent, yet it’s totally wearable, whether it’s a cocktail party or a dinner date. We say go monochromatic with a pair of gold heels.
Text: Ho Guo Xiang