The 13 Best Slip Dresses For Every Occasion
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So you’re watching Friends reruns and tying your hair with a scrunchy, when your crew invites you out for an outdoor happy hour. You open your closet to find that perfect look and alas, you’re missing one key piece — a slip dress. The best slip dresses can be worn year-round with a few simple style tricks — and I’ve rounded up the best picks on Amazon to complete your '90s obsession.
Slip dresses are making a major comeback as a staple wardrobe piece because of their versatility. They are easy to transform into sporty street style or elegant red-carpet elegance. If you’re looking to nail that perfect grunge look, toss on a leather jacket and combat boots to add some edginess to a delicate slip dress. Or if you’re celebrating something big, slip into a midi or maxi-length slip dress and add strappy heels and a faux fur jacket to really pump up the glam. I haven't even mentioned how comfortable these dresses are — they flow comfortably from neckline to hemline and add a little luxury to your day, even if you’re just lounging around the house.
The best thing about slip dresses is that they effortlessly transition from season to season so you can rock your slip dress all year. In the summer, you’ll love their breathable fabric and lightweight nature. For fall and spring, when the weather is unpredictable, layer your slip dress under a textured sweater or a stylish blazer. Tights and boots bring this dress to life in the winter.
I’ve included slip dresses in a variety of colors, patterns, materials, and sizes so there’s something for everyone. Go on and embrace your inner Rachel Green.
1. An Editor’s Favorite In Gorgeous Statement Colors
“This V-neck slip dress is so easy to layer, I wore it all last fall,” wrote Amy Biggart, Commerce Editor at BDG. “It has two side slits that go up far enough to give you a full range of movement, without feeling like your legs are too exposed to the cold. It looks great as a dress, but I also love layering a sweater vest over it and wearing it as a midi skirt.” The brightly colored polyester dress is midi-length and inspired by the silky look of lingerie. It has a side slit and adjustable straps for the ultimate fit. Many reviewers say the fabric feels amazing against your skin, however, some cautioned that it stains easily. Wear a graphic tee over the dress and tie it at your waist for a more casual style that looks great with sneakers. Or wear it by itself to showcase its elegant V-neck front and back. It comes in a bunch of fun and vivid shades like fuchsia and chartreuse, as well as a few prints. It fits true to size with a slight stretch, according to reviewers.
Helpful Review: "This dress is really pretty. It reminds me of the 90s and I freaking love it! It fits beautifully. Not form fitting but also not super loose."
- Available Sizes: XX-Small — 5X
- Available Colors: 18
2. An Editor-Approved Casual Slip Dress With A Low-Cut Back
A polyester-spandex slip dress is a casual take on the trend. This relaxed look is lightweight and features a low back with thin vertical straps — perfect for warmer weather. This versatile piece can be worn with sneakers and a cross-body bag for errands or easily dressed up with a pair of platform heels for dinner with friends. If blue isn’t your favorite, it's available in a few different colors, plus two animal prints. Associate Commerce Editor Kori Perten has the dress in black, and reports that she’s a big fan. “The fabric is incredibly soft, so soft that I often wear this to lounge around the house on a hot day. I think the back is adorable, and the side slit makes it easy to move around despite the fact that the dress is maxi-length on me.”
Helpful Review: "Super cute, soft, not see through, true to size"
- Available Sizes: XX-Small — XX-Large
- Available Colors: 6
3. A Romantic Slip Dress With Lace & Ruffles
When you think of a classic slip dress, you probably think of lace. This slip dress from Free People takes the classic lace and silky texture of a classic slip and makes it extra romantic with intricate lace details, a delicately strappy back, and asymmetrical ruffles at the hem. The lightweight crepe fabric is made from a combination of viscose, cotton, and nylon, and it has adjustable straps and smocking in back for a comfortable fit. While the light rose color plays up the dress’ romantic vibes, it’s also available in eight additional shades, from classic black to bright turquoise.
Helpful Review: "Looks and feels amazing. Great summertime dress for hanging around, casual outing or dress it up for a night out”
- Available Sizes: X-Small — Large
- Available Colors: 9
4. A Breezy Tie-Dye Dress
This highly rated slip dress is bold and fun, plus it’s available in 18 colors and patterns including tie dye, stripes, and sunflowers. It’s made of polyester and spandex so it has some stretch that makes it extra comfortable. It has more than 4,000 reviews, with many raving about how it is very lightweight, offers a looser fit, and is true to size (and not skin tight). Belt it to add shape or wear it alone for a gorgeous flowy look. Simply throw a cardigan or jean jacket over it in the cooler months to keep warm.
Helpful Review: "I found this item fit perfectly. Incredibly comfortable and a perfect length for summer. Easily went from beach to club throwing over my suit."
- Available Sizes: X-Large — 5X-Large
- Available Colors: 18
5. This Dress With A Back That Can Be Worn 2 Ways
This fun slip dress has an asymmetrical hem and a secret way to be worn. It has more than 3,000 reviews, with many delighted that the dress, which has a criss-cross detail in the back, looks just as good (if not better) worn backwards. The billowing fit is relaxed and breezy regardless of how you wear it. The polyester dress pulls on and is lightweight and smooth to the touch. This dress does not stretch, but reviewers report that it runs big, so you may want to size down. One fan mentioned that the adjustable straps are very delicate, so be careful when washing them or hanging them up. This dress is available in over 30 colors and patterns.
Helpful Review: "I have purchased several of these little dresses. They are so comfortable and airy. lol, I feel pretty wearing them. They fit very well and are extremely flowy. [...] They are well made and the straps are well constructed."
- Available Sizes: X-Small — 5X-Large Plus
- Available Colors: 33
6. A Formal Slip Dress With A Side Slit
- Also available on Nordstrom, $89
You’ll pay a little more for this slip dress, but reviewers say the quality is worth it. This fully-lined polyester slip dress is a bit fancier and has a more contemporary fit that hugs the body — ideal for more formal events like weddings and cocktail parties. It has a side slit that shows a little leg and an adjustable crisscross back detail. It has a flowy, asymmetrical hem that adds a high-end feel to this dress. Wear it with a long coat and boots in the winter or a shawl and fun heels. It's available in seven colors and patterns, however, it's dry-clean only.
Helpful Review: "I’m in love with this dress! I got XS in the purple/tie dye and it’s absolutely gorgeous and great quality! The way the dress hangs with it’s asymmetrical hem is lovely too. [...] Lovely silky, almost iridescent material and the dark under slip makes it so it’s not see-through:) super happy with my purchase."
- Available Sizes: X-Small — X-Large
- Available Colors: 7
7. This Highly Rated Cami Dress
Currently, this mini slip dress is one of the best-selling options on Amazon. It’s earned more than 5,000 reviews and an overall rating of 4.6 stars because it’s versatile, comfortable, and affordable. The rayon fabric is super soft and breathable and has a bit of spandex for stretch, while the spaghetti straps are adjustable in the back so you can change the fit. Since it comes in a wide range of colors and hits above the knee, reviewers have called it a “must buy” and say it’s “perfect for under a sheer dress or alone.”
Helpful Review: “This slip is made from very soft tee shirt material. It has a v-neck on one side and a round neck on the other. The straps are adjustable and it’s super breathable. Very good value for money. I’m very happy.”
- Available Sizes: X-Small — XX-Large
- Available Colors: 13
8. A Long Slip Dress With An Irregular Hem
Combine the ‘90s slip trend with the modern midi-dress obsession. This long full slip hits mid-calf (or at the ankle, if you’re petite), so it’s flowy and elegant. It also has an irregular, curved hem in both the front and the back, and its straps are thicker than most. Combine all of that with the soft, breathable rayon and the sweetheart neckline, and it’s no wonder reviewers have awarded it an overall rating of 4.5 stars. In addition to the many solid colors, it even comes in a few patterns, like floral, tie-dye, leopard print, and feathers.
Helpful Review: “Comfortable, cute dress for lounging around the house or even running a quick errand. My mom saw me in it and said, ‘Where's mine?’ So of course, I got one for her and she also loves it. Will be back to grab more colors.”
- Available Sizes: Small — 3X-Large
- Available Colors: 20
9. This Cowl-Neck Slip Dress In Pretty Patterns
Available in solid colors as well as beautiful patterns (like florals and animal prints), this satin slip makes for a great cocktail dress, wedding attire, or club outfit. Its cowl neckline and wide-set spaghetti straps make it much more formal than your average slip, plus its midi length gives it a sophisticated touch — and the brand also offers drawstring designs so you can customize the slit.
Helpful Review: “I LOVE this dress and was blown away in surprise - I got the white with the split and thought for sure I’d have to wear spanx or something to make up for it being see through - but no. Girllll... double lined, the right amount of stretch, adjustable straps - it’s ideal! I love a satin cowl neck style and I will for sure be purchasing this in other colors!”
- Available Sizes: X-Small — X-Large
- Available Colors: 38
10. The Best Velvet Slip Dress
Since they’re usually lightweight, thin, and sleeveless, most slip dresses are ideal for hot weather. Opt for a heavier material that’s opaque enough for layering, however, and your slip dress will easily transition to colder months. This particular slip dress is made from heavier velvet that looks great over tights and a long-sleeve blouse or T-shirt. Its rounded spaghetti straps, side slit, and mini silhouette are especially reminiscent of the 90s — especially in patterns like butterflies and stars.
Opt for one of around 10 velvet styles, or a wide range of silky slip dresses.
Helpful Review: “I was unsure about getting it but I’m glad i did. IT IS BEAUTIFUL and fits like a glove! Doesn’t look cheap and isn’t super thin or anything.”
- Available Sizes: Small — X-Large
- Available Colors: 36
11. A Highly Rated Slip Dress With Lace
This one is technically a nightgown, but that doesn’t stop reviewers from wearing it like a dress: “Wore this out on the town and got so many compliments,” one wrote. The Avidlove chemise slip has lace detailing around the hem, up the side slit, and along the deep-plunge, V-shaped neckline. It also has a gorgeous lace racerback with adjustable straps, and the satin material is silky, lightweight, and luxurious.
Helpful Review: “I love how slinky soft this was but if you have a thick curves it can be a little more snug in some places! The ice is soft and the satin as well! I loved it! I will be ordering more!”
- Available Sizes: Small — 4X-Large
- Available Colors: 25
12. An Editor’s Pick That Looks Way More Expensive Than It Is
This is another direct recommendation from editor Amy Biggart: “I love this cowl-neck slip dress, which looks way pricier than it is,” all thanks to the satin material and the European-designed silhouette. “The chic design was perfect for a rehearsal dinner I went to recently, and the adjustable straps made it easy for me to get the cowl neck to drape the way I wanted to. It is so easy to dress up, I’d definitely recommend this.”
Helpful Review: “It is so comfortable and fits my body perfectly. [...] It is the perfect length and such great quality. The fabric is soft and it feels so great on. I can't wait to wear this out and about! I love this dress so much!!”
- Available Sizes: 2 — 18
- Available Colors: 5
13. A Long Slip That’s Great For Layering
This long slip dress is designed to be worn under your favorite maxi dress, especially one that is semi transparent. This viscose and stretchy spandex dress is ultra soft and super stretchy so you feel comfortable and concealed. It has a low back, scoop neck, and spaghetti straps to help disguise it under a more sheer dress. Some reviewers even say they wear it to sleep because it’s so comfortable. It’s ankle-length and cooling, according to reviewers, but they caution that the slip runs a little small.
Helpful Review: "Soft and comfortable. I wear it as a slip sometimes and sometimes as a nightgown. I'm ordering another one in a different color."
- Available Sizes: Small — XX-Large
- Available Colors: 4
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