If there's one trend you should jump on board with this summer, it's the slip dress. Delightfully 90s, the slip dress has undergone a transition of late: no longer accompanied by Doc Martins and bed hair, this slinky, sexy wardrobe staple is the perfect hot-weather dress to take from street style to bar hopping.
Take a cue from Rihanna and pair with denim and Converse to channel cool-girl chic, or go with the Selena Gomez and take it out with sleek hair, heels and subtle accessories. Here are our top 8 choices from low to luxe!
#1 Equipment 'Racquel' silk-charmeuse maxi dress
Equipment's dark green silk slip is the perfect colour if you're bright-shy but want to add something that's not black to your wardrobe (again). At $400 it's at the high end - but we're talking about an occasion dress here, not something to wear to the shops to grab your weekly Powerball ticket. Get this one from Net-A-Porter online.
#2 Alexander Wang grosgrain-trimmed satin midi dress
Mr Wang knows what's up - and if you're looking for a luxe satin sheath, then this one is it. It's currently 40% off at Net-A-Porter, so treat yo'self gurl. Head here if your credit card needs a workout this month.
#3 The Row 'Gibbons' crepe midi dress
Ashley and Mary Kate Olsen know what they're doing - and this gorgeous crepe midi touches on every trend floating around right now, from nude colourways to A-line sillhouettes. At $950 over at Net-A-Porter it doesn't come cheap - but then again, neither do the Olsens.
#4 The Fifth 'Age of Aquarius' dress
Relaxed fit? Tick. Standard black? Tick. Low slung back to add a hint of sexiness? Tick! This is our absolute go-to if you're looking to introduce a slip into your wardrobe, but you want to start off with something that you can experiment with. It's a steal for $89.95 over at Fashion Bunker.
#5 Saba 'Keeley' striped dress
This detailed slip offers something a little different for this trend - and it couldn't be more perfect for sunset drinks and summer nights. The stripe is still going strong this season, and we don't see such a classic print ever ageing. Grab it for $299 at Saba in store, or online here.
#6 Kuwaii 'Nucleus' print camisole midi dress
For those who prefer to make a statement - or love a bit of colour and pattern injected into their wardrobe - this Kuwaii Nucleus print is paint-pot perfection. Both midi-length and A-line, this one is great for those who don't want something that's going to cling to their stomach after one too many tacos. Head in store, or pick it up from Monk House Design (reduced to $195) online here.
#7 Sportsgirl 'V Front V Back' dress
We're loving this easy-to-wear Sportsgirl slip in a fun pop orange. At $89.95 it's the perfect way to try out the trend without the huge investment in silk or satin. Throw it over your swimmers and sandals, and add a statement necklace to take it from beach to bar. Check it out here.
#8 H&M 'Jersey' dress
At $29.95, and in the perfect cotton jersey to forgive those lumps and bumps, this H&M slip is a steal. Plus, you can chuck it in the wash - winning! We're loving the low back, concealed zip for a good fit, and the easy-to-wear (and spill on) dark grey. Check it out here.
For more summer inspo, check out 8 of the best swimsuits!
Image credit: Rihanna - MTV.com, Selena Gomez - The Zoe Report