90s Outfits For Women:How To Style A Slip Dress In 2020

TREND / 2019-08-21

90s Outfits For Women:How To Style A Slip Dress In 2020

Of all the retro trends that keep resurfacing year after year, the slip dress has got to be the most feminine and protean. Thanks to the plethora of styling options it comes with it, this once boudoir-only type of dress is now in huge demand in 2020, yet again.  Layer a slip dress with turtlenecks to take it from summer to fall or wear it stand-alone with sneakers to take it the other way around. It will work, just as beautifully in all seasons. Everyone from super models to celebrities are in love with the slinky, effortless vibe of a slip dress. While, slip dresses were often looked upon as the slinky lingerie-inspired style, these dresses have played a larger endured role, throughout the contemporary fashion history. You sure remember Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell’s runway moments in satin slip dresses, from the early 90s style clothing. Those were the days that cemented the piece’s status as a late ’90s hallmark trend.


With style ambassadors like the Hadid sisters and Rihanna sporting the trend, slip dresses are infused with a fresh modern flair. So, how to style a slip dress in 2019? While silky slips with barely-there spaghetti straps remain the gold standard design in the category, this season you can find and try more playful patterns and fabrics – like vintage-inspired floral cutouts to trending animal prints. Shorter hemlines, ruffle accents and flattering dual slits also helped to bring a more wearable version of slip dresses into 2020. Simplicity and minimalism are the most alluring aspects of the slip dress and yet, you can rock these at home as well as at a rock concert. Here are some of the best slip dress finds for all your year-ahead activities.

GANNI Blakely Leopard Silk-Blend Satin Slip Maxi Dress

Get on board with this season's animal print trend in this leopard print maxi length variation. The party won’t start until you walk in wearing this dazzling satin dress with a flowing slight-ruffle skirt.

CAROLINE CONSTAS Elena Striped Slip Mini Dress

A colorful dress to brighten up the dullest days. With its mini length and a deep neckline, this vertical striped multi-colored slip dress cuts a shift silhouette that sits a few inches above the knees. Complement this dress with a pair of crisp white sneakers for a more casual look or thigh-high boots for a more dressed up outfit.

GANNI Cameron Floral Slip Midi Dress

Channel your inner Kate Moss and team up your midi number with a warm jacket or blazer for the upcoming fall days. Don’t be afraid to experiment, grab a belt and cinch the waist and show off your curvy features!

GANNI Floral Metallic Silk-blend Slip Maxi Dress

KENZO Flying Phoenix Silk Ruffled Knee Length Dress

For a perfect desk to dinner look, nothing speaks glamour more than a midi length slip dress with matching blazer (for work) and a statement handbag (for dinner). This silky pink number with unique bird print is perfect for those who want to stand out 9 to 5.

TIBI Bias Silk Velvet Slip Midi Dress

This velvety champagne slip dress looks great against many different skin tones.  Layer a white t-shirt underneath on the days when it’s not too hot to think about what to wear. For other days, keep it cool, relaxed and simple. Go for a basic black or olive booties to style it with.

A.L.C. Annex Velvet Slip Midi Dress

Turn your after-hours slip dress into a daytime-friendly look with an overcoat above. Keep it vintage-inspired and go for a dark navy coat and feathery heels. Complete the look with a handbag (that matches the color of your heels) and glossy pink lips.

THEORY Taytee Embroidery Eyelet Slip Dress

This white slip dress looks less dramatic and very sophisticated. Try it on with a denim jacket or leave those shoulders naked. The asymmetrical cut-out trim hemline is universally flattering while the cotton-linen fabric feels and looks rich.

IRO Altara Asymmetric Open Back Slip Midi Dress

Versatile in every inch of its flow, this black slip dress instantly projects a wow-worthy look that effortlessly transitions from day to evening. Ruched seams create soft drapes through the front with dual side slits and an open back provides flattering dimension to figures. Further, when it comes to styling this dress in many ways, play with ’90s accessories and layers, like the addition of a biker jacket or colorful sunglasses.