There Are Many Slip Dresses in the World, But These Are the Best


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As far as dress trends go, they don’t come much more iconic than the slip dress. A firm fixture on the fashion scene since the early ’90s, when they served as the supermodel uniform (namely to Kate Moss, whose silver sheer dress will go down in history as the most risqué outfit of its time), the style has gone on to prove that it has serious staying power.


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Often cut on the bias angle of cloth to ensure a body-hugging fit, the slip dress’s signature traits include spaghetti straps, a midi length, slinky fabric and a subtle V-front neckline. However, as its popularity continues to grow, we’re seeing different iterations begin to take shape—think thicker straps, neckline variations and more structured silhouettes. What’s more, they’ve transformed from being an after-dark item to a daytime staple, too. When worn over T-shirts and paired with a chunky cardigan and kicks, a slip dress becomes more versatile than you may have initially thought.


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Yes, the simple slip has certainly cemented its must-have status. In fact, they’re easily the most-talked-about garment over on our Facebook shopping group, So… Should I Buy This?, where we’re often asked where to find the best slip dresses. But with literally thousands online to choose from, where should you begin your search? Here, of course. We’ve done the hard work for you by tracking down the very best slip dresses at every price point—be it budget or blowout. From gorgeous emerald green to this season’s most in-demand print, keep scrolling and we guarantee you’ll find The One.


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This post was originally published at an earlier time and has since been updated. 

Maxine Eggenberger
Deputy Editor

Maxine Eggenberger is Who What Wear UK’s deputy editor and has over thirteen years of experience in fashion journalism. She been creating engaging and elevated style content specifically for Who What Wear UK since 2018, covering runway reports, emerging trends, long-form features, self-styled shopping stories and columns, including her edit of the best new-in buys. She ensures the highest editorial standards are met across the site, leads the editorial team in their SEO strategy and keyword planning, works closely with the beauty team on content initiatives, represents the brand at industry events, and regularly contributes to social media, including her own Who What Wear UK TikTok franchise, French Style Fridays. Previously, Maxine appeared on ITV's This Morning in her own fashion segment and has interviewed countless celebrities—everyone from Victoria Beckham to Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o.

Prior to Who What Wear UK, Maxine’s career began when, after completing her first-ever internship at Look magazine, she was offered a position on the brand's fashion desk. She accepted, leaving university a year early in the process. Her passion and natural talent for writing and styling meant she swiftly rose through the ranks to become the title's fashion news and commercial content editor, with a stint as’s fashion and beauty writer along the way. She later served as Look’s acting Editor in Chief, overseeing both print and digital, before embarking on a successful freelance career, working with Grazia, The Pool, and Marie Claire amongst others.

Maxine is based remotely from her countryside home near Edinburgh where she spends her downtime renovating her house, walking her dogs, hosting friends and trying to master the art of making Old Fashioned cocktails.