Last spring, while figuring out what to wear for my birthday, I bought a vintage Victoria’s Secret maxi slip dress at Depop for $25. I wore it not only to celebrate my Aries self, but also to go hiking during my trip to Aspen, Colorado. Chic
Was it the most logical and practical choice? Not at all, but I’ve definitely lived through the trails filled with Lululemon athletics. There may be some breast sweat as well, but isn’t that hot? According to an OBE instructor in my recent exercise class, “Beads of sweat make my eyes blind rather than cold.” He contacted me again in December.
We’ve officially arrived at summer, when it’s too hot to wear anything, the skirt collection abounds, and my friends and I agree that it’s socially acceptable clothing to wear while trying to avoid (lots of) sweat, going to a beach wedding, or simply riding a bike around town.
“I love maxi-length styles because they can easily be dressed up and down,” fashion editor Eliza Huber, a fellow slip dress enthusiast, shared via email. Huber wears it layered with a tee or sweater underneath, or a corset top. She can also add a cinched belt or a belt around the waist and always pairs it with strappy sandals or sneakers. “There really is no limit.”
There’s an unspoken principle when it comes to buying the perfect slip dress, but some of our favorites are second-hand or vintage. We recommend many that you can buy at your local thrift store, your favorite Depop retailer, or where I find most of mine: Etsy and Ebay.
If the dress doesn’t look like grandma’s “cute pajamas,” Farrah Fawcett will be featured inside. Poor Little Rich Girl: The Story of Barbara HattonOr we don’t want anything you’d see on a supermodel from the ’90s. So if you too want to join the bandwagon this summer and live in a slip dress, I’ve got a few options that check all the boxes.
See it before it’s gone and score this slip dress, to be honest. It’s the same one I found on Depop that started this obsession. Even the best-selling reform dress has a front slit to rival.
Save a few bucks by looking for vintage La Perla slippers instead of current options.
Fashion writer Dania Issawi dreams of owning a slip dress from Evelina’s Wine Shop. “They are very beautiful and invisible, but they are very expensive.”
Reformation has a dress like this but at three times the price (we’ve featured it below) and this number is even more unique than the viral A&F TikTok dress. Do what you will with the information.
If you’ve put off buying anything your TikTok FYP has shown you, you might want to reconsider with this slip dress. One user buys every color and swears by it.
Say hello to one of the most purchased fashion items by Cut readers on Prime Day.
Okay, so technically this isn’t a silk or satin slip dress, but it’s still a slip dress. Our beauty writer swears by Asia Millia Ware.
Everlane’s summer sale may be over, but you can count on the brand’s best picks, like this slip dress for under $100.
Don’t lie to yourself. We have all been coveting this dress ever since. Batman The actress was spotted laughing with Channing Tatum in the dress. (What could have been. That’s what he said. so funny?)
Eliza Huber says this is one of her favorite slip dresses.
Nothing says ’90s like a slip dress that you can layer perfectly over your white tank tops and graphic tees.
We recently tried the Renaissance Provence dress and found it really flattering. But considering the price of $278, note that the main components of the dress are well built.
The description of this dress claims to be inspired by 90s supermodel style. And while the price tag is steep, first-time Frame customers can use the code THECUT20. Get 20 percent off through August 29. The downside to this offer is that it doesn’t apply to collaborations including FRAME x Ilona Hamer and FRAME x Ritz Paris.
When I asked the team for their favorite slip dresses, Joanna Nikas, our deputy style editor, didn’t miss a beat before recommending the ones from Neely Lotan.
There’s something about this outfit that invites you to wear it with Dr. Martens sneakers and socks.
I’m wearing this dress as I type. It’s hand dyed and sewn in Austin, so considering it’s the same price point as Silk Laundry and Restoration, I’d say it’s more than reasonable. Plus: You support an independent designer.