The One Dress Style You Can Wear to Weddings (and Everywhere Else)

Hilary George-Parkin
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You know those pieces in your wardrobe that you wear so much you almost start to feel sorry for the rest of your belongings? No? Just me?

I think it was sometime around mid-July last year that I realized I'd let half my summer pieces languish in the back of my closet while I rotated between a handful of easy slip dresses—midi and mini, silk and cotton, printed and plain. And can you blame me? When the weather is sticky-hot and two steps outdoors leave you running for the nearest air-conditioned building, any garment that offers you a little breathing room is a godsend—and if that same piece somehow looks chic enough to wear on a date or even to a wedding and still easy enough for a day of errands… Well, it's a wonder any of us ever got through summer without it.

And, of course, there's no need to wait until the season has technically turned to wear them since they're made to be layered with your favorite T-shirts, turtlenecks, and button-downs.

Below, shop some of the best—and most versatile!—slip dresses right now, from slinky night-out numbers to easy linen midis.

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