How to Style A Slip Dress | Curves Edition


I always feel like I got cheated because I wanted to be an adult in the 90’s. It just looked like so much fun. More than anything I wanted to wear a slip dress it felt so rebellious, every school dress code stated that students were not to wear underwear as outerwear. I have an overall obsession with slips.Wearing a slip is like wearing lingerie under your clothes so the idea of wearing sexy lingerie as evening wear is my idea of a good time!

A slip dress can be unforgiving, but I still say go for it! Most slips are cut on the bias which can be very figure flattering if you are curvy. It’s all about picking a dress with quality fabric. Look for a dress with lace appliques or lace on the trim that give a lingerie look if you’re hesitant about wearing lingerie.

Styling tips for wearing a slip dress:


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If you are concerned about exposing your arms or hesitant about looking too risque, remember slip dresses are ideal for layering. I love the idea of wearing a slipdress with a light duster coat or trench coat. The lace details and soft fabric will give a playful peek a boo element to your entire look. Sexy but not too over the top.

Sex up to Sex down


Feeling adventurous play with juxtaposition and pair your slip dress with sporty elements for a street style look. You can wear an oversized bomber jacket, a structured military anorak jacket, or a leather jacket.

Double Up



I wore two dresses to achieve one look. The oversized sheer tunic (similar found here) paired with this slip dress was perfect because the tunic was sheer it doesn’t distract the eye from the dress. This look could also work with a long line kimono. I like the idea of creating a set but this dress could work great alone. My dress is from NY&Co, the retailer recently expanded their online selection to go up to a size 20. I bought this dress in an XL but it sold up to a XXL.

Will you be wearing a slip dress this spring?

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