3 ways to style a slip dress (something I never thought I could wear!)

leopard slip dress

Is there a clothing item you never thought you could wear? For me it was a slip dress. I’ve always admired the modern sleek styling of a slip dress, but, due to my lack of curves, I thought this silhouette wasn’t for me. I definitely have a straight body type, so I thought the thinner material of the slip dress needed more shape to fill it out. However, seeing more slip dresses on instagram, especially the ones styled with a layer underneath, inspired me to give this dress a try. Leopard midi skirts are trending, and since I’ve been intrigued by a slip dress, why not try one out that I could also style as a leopard midi skirt?

After performing an internet search, I decided to order the Bardot Leopard Slip Dress. When it came in the mail it did not disappoint! It’s lined, making it flow over my shape, and the cowl neckline added some volume to the chest area. The straps are adjustable (a must) and it has a little kick flare at the hem. Adding a shaping undergarment helped the fit and made me feel more comfortable. I’m excited about this leopard slip dress and its styling possibilities!

Styling Option #1 – Fancy night out

Do you have a special occasion coming up? Do you want to feel fancy and feminine? Wear this slip dress with heels, fun jewelry and bring a faux fur jacket in case it gets cold. Add a special purse or clutch and you’re ready to party!

Look how fun this leopard slip dress is with a chunky black high heel!
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Add sparkly jewelry and a faux fur jacket to dress up this silhouette.

Styling Option #2: Make it a bit more casual

This is the look that initially attracted me to the slip dress. Adding an white tee dresses down the slip dress and makes it easier to wear to a dressy/casual affair. This tee is perfect because it’s actually a bodysuit – no lumps or bumps here! Adding funky jewelry and a jean jacket completes the look!

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Julie actually gave me this sparkly necklace several years ago for my birthday. I thought it would be perfect for this slip dress outfit!
Wearing a low heel and carrying a funky purse helps make this outfit more casual and fun! This purse has a tortoise handle – a colored purse would also be perfect!

Styling Option #3 – Bring it into fall

I love how this slip dress converts so seamlessly into a skirt! I threw on a chunky beige sweater and off-white booties to bring this dress into the fall. A black sweater and black booties would also be perfect to style with this leopard dress.

Add a moto jacket, a blazer – the fall styling possibilities are endless! This dress is proving to be a versatile year-round wardrobe staple that I can style for so many occasions. I’m glad I pushed through my fashion doubt and gave it a try!

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This chunky sweater is perfect over the slimmer silhouette of the slip dress.
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These off-white booties are fun to style in the spring early fall. I love how the wood heel picks up the brown tones of the leopard print.

I hope this helps you push past that outfit doubt and give something a try! By doing a little research, you can often find a way to make a trend or clothing item work that fits your body type and personality. Leave us a comment below if there’s something you don’t think you can wear or tell us if you’ve figured out how to wear a look you love!

–Krista

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