The 20 best slip dresses for all occasions in 2023

One of the hottest trends of late (that we predict will stay for a long, long time) is the ever-so-classic slip dress. Think: your finest lingerie with a modern-day twist.

This twist, precisely, means your silky, satin-feeling toss-ons can be worn outdoors and styled in a variety of ways. From pairing one with your most comfortable heels to layering it with a moto jacket and some white sneakers, you’ll be the next best-dressed in the streetwear department.

To nod to the warmer days ahead — and, to have you feeling both casual and stylish (whatever you so choose) — we curated an edit of the 20 best slip dresses for that feel-good glam you’ll want to consistently replicate.

Some of these options below are the classic maxi and midi, while others have more of a signature cut-out style you can’t help but add to your cart. Not to mention, you’ll want to style one of these for the upcoming wedding you have on your calendar — the modern take on the trusty cocktail dress.

Coreal Full Slip Dress

Racking up more than 6,000 rave reviews on Amazon for its “silky and soft material” and “serving the purpose” look, the Coreal Full Slip Dress is a less-than-$25 option that can either be layered by itself or worn underneath a dress. Plus, it comes in a rainbow of riveting colors.

Michael Costello x REVOLVE Kylen Midi Dress

Shop the new Michael Costello x REVOLVE Kylen Midi Dress ahead of all the formal events on your calendar. Aside from this alluring sage color, it’s also available in blush and baby blue (did someone say elevated baby shower look?)

Not to mention, it’s fully clad with a detachable bustier lining, padded under-cups and a back hook and eye closure.

For Love & Lemons Millie Slip Dress
For Love & Lemons

The internet’s crazed with For Love & Lemons as a brand, and the Millie Slip Dress is everything. It’s your little black dress with some pink feminine floral flair, and we adore its subtle cut-out detailing. Oh, and you’ll want to pair it with one of the best designer clutches we rounded up.

SKIMS Soft Lounge Long Slip Dress

If you haven’t heard of the SKIMS Soft Lounge Long Slip Dress by now, we need to add it to your radar. For less than $100, you’ll feel confident (and, most importantly, comfortable) in this sweet little number with flattering spaghetti strap sleeves.

Even better, SKIMS is one of the best brands for plus-size clothing, offering a generous size range that spans from XXS to 4X. There are limited-edition hues to choose from as well.

Great Jones Scarf Hem Slip Dress
Rent the Runway

Shop the Great Jones Scarf Hem Slip Dress on Rent the Runway for a $50 borrow-and-style option if you love switching out your wardrobe (read: best clothing rental services we reviewed). If this doesn’t scream summertime, we don’t know what does.

Anthropologie The Elyse Slip Dress

In this stunning deep rose shade, Anthropologie’s The Elyse Slip Dress is leaving us virtually speechless. Whether you have a Friday date night or a gala to attend, rest assured this divine style will garner several compliments.

& Other Stories Printed Slip Midi Dress
& Other Stories

Think: Central Park afternoon meets feminine-style glam. The & Other Stories Printed Slip Midi Dress is one of our favorites we want to wear on repeat. With a front-placed slit and some designer sunglasses, you’re golden.

Lulus After Party Affair Satin Halter Mini Slip Dress

Say it with us: add to cart. We’re just as obsessed with the Lulus After Party Affair Satin Halter Mini Slip Dress as you likely are, coming in hot at less than $75. We love how it can be styled with a dynamite pair of nude heels, too.

Abercrombie Satin High-Slit Midi Dress

Phenomenal and versatile to style, Abercrombie’s Satin High-Slit Midi Dress is a sweet, on-trend and stunning option to add to your cart (like, right about now). Not only does it come in plenty of colors to choose from, but this satin material will make you feel like a Greek goddess, without a doubt.

For more options, check out our full Abercrombie review.

AE Ruched Mesh Slip Mini Dress
American Eagle

As one of the most casual slip dresses on this list, the AE Ruched Mesh Slip Mini Dress is just $30 and ready for you to rock n’ roll in it. We can’t stop glossing over this stunning allover red and white pattern, too.

Anthony Thomas Melillo Silk Charmeuse Frayed Trim Slip Dress
Anthony Thomas Melillo

For the minimalist who has a bit of edge to their style, we recommend the Anthony Thomas Melillo Silk Charmeuse Frayed Trim Slip Dress. Though a splurge, it’ll instantly turn into a dress staple you’ll wear on repeat — whether dressed up or down.

ASOS Design High Apex Midi Slip Dress

Let’s talk about this dress. The ASOS Design High Apex Midi Slip Dress is a lovely option for less than $50 and completely striking in both cut and color. Oh, and its lightweight, airy feel will make you feel comfortable all day.

Calvin Klein Fluid Jersey Slip Dress
Calvin Klein

Meet the slip dress that’s the closest style to the coveted exercise dress style we’ve been seeing everywhere. Calvin Klein’s Fluid Jersey Slip Dress is less than $70 right now and one we envision pairing with a quality denim jacket.

Cider Solid Satin Slit Midi Dress

Ready for your next formal evening? Cider’s Solid Satin Slit Midi Dress has you covered, clad with a wrap-style upper and flattering spaghetti straps. We can’t believe it’s less than $30, either.

Cotton On Drew Mini Slip Dress
Cotton On

It’s Britney Spears’ school girl era, but in a slip dress. Shop the Cotton On Drew Mini Slip Dress that’s perfect to easily toss on during those sweltering summer days. With a classic pattern and silhouette, you’ll thank us for this one later.

Petal & Pup Annabelle Halter Neck Maxi Dress
Petal & Pup

We’re all heart eyes for the Petal & Pup Annabelle Halter Neck Maxi Dress. It’s one of our favorites on this list, namely for being so elegant and having a stunning color medley (jewel-toned emerald and baby pink? Sign us up!)

DKNY Icon Slip Dress

Keep things classic with this elevated basic from DKNY. The designer’s Icon Slip Dress hits the nail on the head with its name, thanks to its trusty design and match-all hue. Not to mention, it’s so versatile, you’ll surely get your money’s worth.

Intimately Simply Biased Slip
Free People

Free People’s serving some good looks, and it’s partly because of the Intimately Simply Based Slip. For just $60, you’ll want to pick up all of its stunning shades for that dreamy one-piece you’ll be wearing on repeat. Most especially, we adore its flattering upper cut.

A New Day Slip Dress

For an affordable slip dress, you can’t go wrong with A New Day’s Slip Dress for just $25. It comes in a few colors and patterns, has a chill-out casual vibe about it and will look great with your favorite pair of ballet flats.

J.Crew Gwyneth Linen Slip Dress

Shop the best-selling J.Crew Gwyneth Linen Slip Dress ahead of warmer temps we’re already starting to see (or, for your next beach trip vacation). With a lovely tote bag and some sandals, you’ll be en route to your most fashionable day ever — and that’s guaranteed.

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