3 Ways to Wear: Slip Dress

A retro staple goes back to its grunge-fueled roots

Words: Modupe Oloruntoba | Photography: Kyle Weeks | Styling: Akim Jardine

The slip dress has lived a full life: there was the Kate Moss moment in 1993, the hilarious fashion festival brought to us by Clueless’ Cher Horowitz, and let’s not forget Winona Ryder’s endless supply, on and off the red carpet. Now a timeless casual silhouette, slip dresses still reign supreme when it comes to dressing for style and ease. The Way of Us teamed up with Superbalist stylist Akim Jardine to bring you the perfect ways to wear three slip dresses for three Summer scenarios - here’s everything you need to pull off the look.

Perfect for laid-back socials and casual first dates, a slip dress is an outfit you won’t lose any sleep over - breezy and unbothered, it couldn’t be easier to wear. Combine with chunky summer sandals and everyone’s favourite staple: the bomber. Light lacy styles will keep you cool in the heat.

Texture and high-sheen upgrades can take the slip dress out of its casual natural habitat. Pick a glossy fabric for a bold after dark look. Keep accessories simple - all you need is a bag and a choker. On-trend lacquered thigh high boots supply plenty of punch and a little cover for the night chill.

Explore on foot in laid back style with the baddest team: a tee and a slip dress. Pick a style that’s not cut as close as most so your tee doesn’t bunch up under your dress, and play with different neckline heights and cuts on the tee and the dress for an interesting layered look. Slip on your favourite sneakers with sporty socks on display to up the fun factor.

Style Assistant: Tamryn Burger
Hair & Makeup: Roxanne Sayers
Model: Rochanna at 20management