Wearing your PJs beyond the bedroom has evolved from faux pas to très-chic. And the megamogul Rihanna advocates combining her Savage x Fenty lingerie line with jeans. But of all boudoir styles, the slip dress is the one you'll see everywhere this summer.
They were all over the runways of spring 2020 with designers offering the more intimate variety along with slip dresses for daylight. Gucci sent several sexy versions on his moving walk. The relatively new brand Kwaidan Editions delivered a neon green mini for maximum comfort and maximum impact.
At the climate-neutral spring 2020 presentation by Gabriela Hearst, the slip dresses were a real eye-catcher thanks to the peekaboo paneling. While Jonathan Simkhai's creeping iterations are made for hot summer nights.
Rocking a sexy slip dress on the catwalk is one thing, but wearing an IRL takes a little finesse. Don't go too clingy (size up if you have to) because you don't want to reveal too much. The key to summer is not to overstyle the look. Try to work in neutral sandals or simple black combat boots – just spare the jewelry. Once fall is over, you can put a fine-knit turtleneck or a long-sleeved crew neck underneath it for additional insulation that makes it more than just a year-old wonder. Warning: these are not the slips that you position under transparent dresses to maintain some modesty. You are far too chic.
Fancy the trend? Here are 19 slip dresses that will make dressing a breeze this summer.