How to Style a Slip Dress for Fall

How to Style a Slip Dress for Fall

A slip dress is a women’s dress that closely resembles an underlap or petticoat. It’s usually cut on the bias and has spaghetti straps. They often come in different fabrics, colors, and patterns. Not only are slip dresses timeless and elegant pieces, but they deserve a spot in your wardrobe all year round. They are not just for the warmer months but also look great during the colder seasons. These boudoir-inspired items are a great way to transition your outfits from summer to fall, and there are different ways you can style a slip dress throughout fall. Today, sharing tips on how to style a slip dress for fall and 10 outfit ideas below.

How to Style a Slip Dress for Fall

Wear the right undergarments

When considering a slip dress, make sure your undergarments are chosen wisely. I oven add Spanx or shapewear to ensure the slip skirt or dress lays flat. l

Layer Your Slip Dress

Slip dresses are thin and for colder fall months, style the slip dress by adding a cashmere sweater and tights. Wear the dress over a long-sleeved shirt or turtleneck sweater, or layer a cowl-neck sweater over your slip dress to make your dress look like a slip skirt.

Choose the Right One

Picking a high-quality, through bias cut slip dress is important. It’s also something you should consider investing in as it is a piece you can wear throughout the year.

Mix & Match Fabrics

When you style your slip dress, mix and match fabric. A cotton tee underneath or a chunky knit layered over the slip dress are my favorite ways to wear a slip dress for fall.

Choose Length Based on Occasion

Opt for a midi-length slip dress outfit when styling for work or date night. A maxi slip dress is more formal for an evening occasion or a wedding guest slip dress outfit.

Wear it Casually

Many think a slip dress is only for dressier occasions, but styling a slip dress casually with sneakers is an easy way to dress it down while being comfortable and chic.

Choose Neutral Colors for Versatile Wearability

When you keep your slip dresses neutral it allows for more versatility in use by missing and matching. It doesn’t mean that you can add a pop of color or mix textures, but you will get the most use out of the elevated basics.

Slip Dress Outfit Ideas

Sharing 10 slip dress outfits to give you inspiration on how to style your slip dress for many occasions.

Sweater Slip Dress Set | 3 Ways to Wear

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Pairing a slip dress under a simple, cozy sweater is a perfect way to transition your slip dress from summer to fall weather. Pair your sweater and slip dress outfit with different accessories to create multiple different elegant looks. A monochrome cream slip dress and sweater look styles perfectly with chocolate brown, black, or even patterned cream accessories. These outfits create a chic look, perfect for date night.

Cropped Sweater + Slip Dress Outfit + Combat Boot | All Black Outfit Idea

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A black, silk slip dress is a fall wardrobe essential. Wear a slip dress in many ways to create chic and elevated street-style outfit ideas. Pair a black slip dress with a cropped black sweater and black combat boots for an all-black monochrome outfit idea. Add a black handbag and a pair of your favorite black sunglasses to complete the look. This simple, but elevated look can be worn anywhere from the office to date night.

White Button-Up + Black Midi Dress | Work Outfit Idea

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Slip dresses can even be worn to elevate your favorite work outfit ideas. Style a black, midi slip dress with a white button-up, a pair of elegant black heels, and a black handbag for a chic work outfit idea that can be worn from the office to dinner with friends. Add a black leather jacket after work to transition to a night out with friends.

Fall Striped Sweater + Cream Midi Slip Dress | Street style Outfit

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For an elegant fall street style look, pair your cream midi slip dress with a fall-striped sweater and brown accessories. The cream midi slip dress is a fall wardrobe essential. It’s a versatile piece that pairs with everything from fall sweaters, to button-downs, to a chic leather jacket. This look is comfortable, yet elevated, perfect for a fall day on the town with friends or a classy date night dinner.

From Date Night to Wedding Guest

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Wear a slip dress anywhere from a date night to a wedding. Pair a simple slip skirt or a slip dress with a fall chocolate brown sweater and snakeskin-patterned ankle boots for a date night outfit idea. Or style a silk slip dress for a fall wedding guest look. A chocolate brown silk slip dress paired with a chocolate brown belt, nude heels, and a brown shoulder bag creates a perfect-for-fall, classy wedding guest look.

White monochrome fall outfit
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One of my favorite slip-dress outfit ideas is pairing a simple white slip-dress with a white, cozy, fall sweater. This monochrome, street-style look, is simple while remaining elegant. Add a brown and gold shoulder bag and gold earrings to add a fall vibe and elevate the look. Wear this outfit to a fall or winter date night, or a night out with friends.

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Leather Jacket + Sneakers + Slip Dress | Casual Slip Dress Outfit

If you are looking for a more casual street-style vibe, styling your slip-dress outfit casually with sneakers and a leather jacket is another great option for staying comfortable and chic.

Two Piece Slip Dress + Sweater Sets

A two-piece slip dress and sweater set is my go-to fall formula. The best part is you can break these pieces apart for versatile styling.

Slip Skirts

If you prefer a slip skirt over a dress, I’m rounding up my favorites below!

Shoes To Wear With Lace Dresses

When it comes to pairing shoes with lace dresses, it’s essential to strike a delicate balance between elegance and femininity. The ideal choice of footwear should enhance the intricate beauty of the lace while complementing the chic nature of the dress. Opt for shoes that exude grace and sophistication, such as delicate strappy sandals or classic pointed-toe pumps. These styles effortlessly elevate your ensemble, creating a harmonious interplay between the intricate lace and your footwear. Let’s unveil a short list of these enchanting shoes:

  • Strappy Stiletto Sandals
  • Pointed-toe Pumps
  • Ballet Flats

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