5 ways to wear a slip dress {Wardrobe Edit}

Dress – Topshop, Ooh La La T-Shirt – Topshop, Cardigan – Next

The slip dress. A classic in so many ways yet recently it has once again evolved. I am so excited. This will be my dress or dresses of 2019. In previous years a maxi or midi, in 2019 a slip dress – in all its glory. I cannot wait to style it. I love that it’s chic, minimalist, has the ability to be edgy, casual for day, and a little elegance for night. In so many colour ways. For a wedding or a trip to the shops.

Is the slip dress, the new LBD? I’ll let you into a little secret, I never was a fan of an LBD. You? I never really liked that trend. The slip dress I can buy into – over and over again. I hope that by the end of this post – you’ll be able to see how classic a slip dress is. And invest in your own. Top tip – be sure to try it on in the shops. The fabric isn’t very forgiving and one to try on for sure. I sized up.

I love that this style of dress partners so well with all of my favourite footwear – a trainer, a Chelsea boot, a sandal. Any dress that can go from day to night, casual to elegant just by mixing it up has my vote. It’s a keeper. With a dollop of imagination and scrolling through Pinterest (of course) I have pulled together some looks which I am really excited to share with you.

Team things with it. Think layers. Think contrasting colours and fabric. If you don’t like your upper arms maybe a shirt tied at the waist or a cardigan. A roll neck. A belt to give you that shape. A blazer (I can’t wait to try it this way), a cosy jumper for right now, and a tee – which is how I wore it when I met up with friends last weekend. That’s definitely me.

Could the slip dress be the new LBD? And so I leave you with a collection of images of how I would style a slip dress. Which will you try?

[shopr collection=”slip-dress” order=”random”]
The KA Edit
The KA Edit

I’m Kerri-Ann or KA as my friends call me, always found with a cup of coffee in one hand and my camera in the other. I have a huge passion for photography, fitness, fashion and family travel. I started this blog in 2014. It began as my creative outlet after becoming a mummy to our little boy George Archie. I started out blogging about parenting and over the years it has evolved into a blog that covers lifestyle, fashion, family and travel. Today TheKAEdit is ultimately a life and style blog. Thank you for reading x x


  1. 23rd January 2019 / 8:41 pm

    I love this look on you, KA! I’ve never thought of wearing a slip dress but if I did, it would probably be the way you styled it with a snug t-shirt underneath. I like the look with a long, oversized jumper but being petite, that look doesn’t really suit me. xx

    • Life As Our Little Family
      24th January 2019 / 8:26 am

      Thank you. There are so many versions of the dress that’s why I love them so so much. So versatile and worn all through the year really

  2. 27th January 2019 / 7:31 am

    I’ll be honest I’m not a fan of a slip dress on me. But I never thought of wearing them with other things as daft as that sounds! Love the idea of trying it with a shirt tied at the waist, or under a jumper – those I could maybe get on board with.

    • Life As Our Little Family
      28th January 2019 / 1:20 pm

      I think it’s all about experimenting, slip dresses come in so many different forms. I love layering with say a denim shirt

  3. 28th January 2019 / 9:27 pm

    This is a great look on you KA. Every time I try it on me, it doesn’t quite look the same. Maybe, I’ve just not fount the right dress? I’ll carry on looking.

    • Life As Our Little Family
      29th January 2019 / 1:53 pm

      Thanks lovely, have you tried the different lengths? And colour is so important x

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.