It's Official: Everyone Is Wearing This Trend

The best sorts of trends are those that can easily adapt to your wardrobe. They don’t require a heavy hand in the piggy bank, and they force you to reframe the way you see your closet. The last few months, we’ve seen one glorious trend emerge that checks off all of these boxes, and it shows no signs of slowing down, either. Can you guess what it is?

It’s the slip dress–and-shirt combination, of course! This simple yet effective layering formula is literally all over the street style circuit and has even trickled onto some major catwalks for fall, like Proenza Schouler and Valentino. What makes this look so great is that the combinations are virtually endless. You can mix and match your dresses with cool blouses, shirts, and tees. Also, even if you don’t own a slip dress per se, you can still make the look work with just about any sleeveless frock in your closet.

See below for major inspiration (and we mean major), and then shop our slip dress picks to test out the trend.


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A lace slip feels modern paired with a simple white tee.


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Gilda Ambrosio’s scene-stealing sequined gown looks even cooler with her striped blouse layered underneath.


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If you have a dress that’s too low cut to wear alone, consider this trend the solution to your dilemma. 


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Bet you haven’t thought of wearing a fishnet top like this before.

Related: 4 Times the '90s Slip Dress Made Fashion History


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Tone down a sexy slip by wearing an oversize sweatshirt with it.


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Ta-da! An easy way to wear your party dresses during the day.


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Layer in a pair of jeans and loafers for an even cooler (not to mention comfortable!) approach to the trend.


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Marie Hindkær Wolthers of Blame It on Fashion is a go-to resource for style combinations.


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Test this one out for the weekend.


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Who said these slips had to be long?


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Add a third element with an edgy outerwear piece like a leather moto jacket.


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Get playful by incorporating prints such as florals or stripes.


Nicole Kliest
Freelance Contributor

Nicole Kliest is a freelance writer and editor based in New York City who focuses on fashion, travel, food, wine, and pretty much anything else that's amusing to write about. After graduating from Pepperdine University with a bachelor's in journalism and creative writing, she started her career back in 2010 as Who What Wear's photo editor and throughout the last decade has contributed to publications including Fashionista, Harper's Bazaar, Elle, The Zoe Report, PopSugar, Fodor's Travel, and several others. She also copywrites and has worked with clients such as Frame, Sea, 3x1, Intelligentsia, and others to develop brand voices through storytelling and creative marketing. She's very passionate about the ways we can improve our sustainability efforts in the fashion industry as well as cultivating content that's diverse and inclusive of all people. When she's not checking out the latest restaurant opening in her West Village neighborhood or riding her bicycle along the West Side Highway, she can be found scheming her next trip somewhere around the world. (Up next is Vienna.)