Slip dresses have stood the test of time and solidified themselves as true timeless wardrobe staples. While the trendiness of slip dresses ebbs and flows like the fashion cycle itself, for fall 2022, there isn't a more on-trend piece than the slip dress—just one part of the elevated basics renaissance that is front and center in the F/W 22 collections.
While we're seeing many brands reintroduce classic silhouettes designed from silky satin, there are also many updates to the dresses worth noting for fall. Despite being a closet basic, one of the interesting things about the dresses is how not basic many of them are. From heavily ornamented styles with sequins and embellishments at Bottega Veneta to completely sheer pastel pieces with exposed lingerie at Fendi to dramatic floor-sweeping designs at Saint Laurent. Ahead, more on the slip dress trend that will define fall fashion.
Satin Slip Dresses
Courtesy of Bottega Veneta
If you're going the classic route, implement some directional styling by tying a sweater in another shade around your waist. We saw this everywhere on the F/W 22 runways (whether styled with a slip dress or not), and the tied-sweater trend is also set to be big this fall.
The pretty, lace-trimmed slip dresses spotted in the F/W 22 collections feel reminiscent of the designs from Phoebe Philo's designs at Celine. If you're among the many Philophiles out there, this is the piece to add to your closet this fall.
Fashion is going totally transparent for fall and Fendi is just one of many brands embracing the trend. While there are practically no limits on how to wear sheer pieces right now, see-through slip dresses feel particularly fresh.