5 Ways to Transition a Slip Dress for Fall
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5 Ways to Transition a Slip Dress for Fall

That come-hither slip dress you rocked all summer long? It’s straight-up goals, but the slinky, barely there silhouette isn’t exactly the most practical piece when cooler temps come a knockin’. Luckily, it’s nothing a little layering can’t fix, meaning you can keep rocking that ‘90s style staple right alongside the rest of your fall capsule wardrobe essentials all season long. Below, we’ve transformed a handful of chic slips into five Instababe-approved fall looks that you can call upon for any occasion.

How to Transition a Desk-to-Dinner Slipdress

Introducing desk-to-drinks dressing at its best. Usher your on-the-job attire into full-on fall territory by calling upon a palette of dark moody hues, like antique gold and dramatic burgundy. Your slinky slip becomes an essential on-duty layering piece, adding an ultra-feminine edge to a dainty floral blouse. Luxe velvet fabric adds a touch of visual intrigue to the look, while glitzy drop earrings strike the perfect balance between polish and pizzazz, transitioning your look seamlessly from boardroom to wine bar like that.

Tibi Paneled Crepe and Satin Dress ($198), J.Crew Dragonfly Crystal Earrings ($78), Mango Velvet Blazer ($150) + Madewell Pintuck Popover Shirt ($80)

How to Transition an Evening Slipdress

Do like the It girls do and take your slip along on your next after-hours adventure. While you could rock the flirtatious frock solo, a glitzy gold blouse is ideal for infusing this color-block beauty with party-ready feels. Skip the expected stilettos and step into a pair of souped-up ankle boots that will bring a note of don’t-mess edge to your GNO ensemble, while keeping feet happy as you kill it out on the dance floor.

DVF Frederica Embellished Colorblock Slip Dress ($498), H&M Sequined Top ($60), Nasty Gal Revolt Leather Ankle Boot ($148) + Alexander Wang Chastity Heat-Tech Leather Box Clutch ($330)

How to Transition an Off-Duty Slipdress

Nailing off-duty cool is as easy as swapping out your tried-and-true tees and jeans for a lace-trimmed slip and a handful of athleisure essentials. Play the layering game and pop a modern zip-front pullover under a sultry lace-trimmed dress, then proceed to pair with metallic sneakers and geometric baubles for an effortless look that’s ready to take you from the Saturday morning flea market to a late-night gig.

H&M Dress With Lace ($60), Zara High Neck Long Sleeve Top ($36), River Island Elastic Lace Up Sneaker ($46) + Mango Metal Pendant Earrings ($16)

How to Transition a Sophisticated Slipdress

Be it a much-anticipated exhibition or opening night of a buzz-worthy show, your slip will see you through. For max sophistication (plus a touch of Alexa Chung elegance), layer a light-colored slip over an embroidered high-neck blouse. Victorian-esque booties and an embellished jacket deliver a healthy dose of old-world glamour without compromising on RN ‘tude. Round out the outfit with modern asymmetric earrings and a structured top handle satchel.

Mango Spaghetti Strap Dress ($60), Mango Embroidered Blouse ($80), Zara Embroidered Jacket ($150) + Jeffrey Campbell Serpico Suede Bootie ($180)

How to Transition a Plaid Slipdress

Unleash your inner grunge goddess with an edgy plaid slip that will give your boyfriend jeans a run for their money. Instead of teaming it with a standard tee, up the ante with a rib knit sweater top and step into a pair of statement sneakers (think: OMG-worthy embellishments, luxe suede or quicksilver panels). Laid-back cool comes in the form of a shearling-trimmed denim jacket and a classic beanie that’s perfect for hiding day-three — or maybe even day-four — hair.

Zara Checked Slip Dress ($50), Madewell Ribbed Sweater Top ($60), AG Shearling Mya Jacket ($328) + Herschel Abbott Beanie ($20)

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