Trust Us: This Is The Ultimate Summer Dress

June 25, 2022

You can style this dress from daytime to nighttime with the right accessories for all occasions. The mark of a classic capsule piece is not just in its timeless appeal but the ability to be dressed up and down effortlessly. This summer, invest only in one hero piece—a shiny, slinky, sexy slip dress with an edge of lace—va-va-voom. Coming back from the '90s, when designers like Calvin Klein, John Galliano and Gianni Versace introduced us to this 'underwear-as-outerwear' trend, it was seen as a risqué lingerie-like evening look. Keep scrolling to discover how celebrities have incorporated it into their modern wardrobes.

All that’s required of you is to throw on your favorite white sneakers, your biggest pair of sunglasses and simply choose your accessories accordingly.


OLIVIA VON HALLE, Issa Soleil silk-satin midi dress, $363.70

Pair it with chunky platform boots to contrast a more feminine and edgy look.

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Mirror Palais, Underwire Slip Dress Rose, $595

Worn solo, it can be strikingly minimalist; just opt for a sleek hairstyle and neutral-colored mules, like the queen of minimalism aka Rosie Huntington -Whiteley.


Zara, chain strap silk satin dress, $59.90

But most impressive of all is this piece's multitasking abilities – throw a blazer over the top to create structure, or layer a sweater over the top to create an on-trend slip skirt. Finish with Amina's Muaddi glitter mules for a fun night with the gals.

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Reformation, Keaton Silk Dress, $218

Slip a sweater over the slinky dress for casual weekend wear or a mornign stroll in the city. It’s just as easily styled with a full blowout and heels as slide sandals and a shoulder bag.

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Free People, Lace Midi Slip, $245.00

Most often added to the hems of slip dresses but also found on the bodices of more form-fitting dresses, just a touch of lace makes all the difference as far as these summer-ready dresses are concerned.


DOLCE & GABBANA, Long dress, $ 2,062.00


&OtherStories, Printed Slip Midi Dress, $129

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