Slipping into summer: You’re never too old for this versatile classic

versatile summer classic

I had so much self-doubt about the slip dress, especially when I was told I was too old to wear one.

Why-oh-why did I believe that crap. You are never too old to wear anything, especially the classic slip dress.

The slip dress is the perfect summer and trans-seasonal piece. It can be dressed up with heels and a blazer, down with slides or sneakers and you are good to go. It’s so versatile and most importantly it’s so bloody easy to wear. It’s my no-brainer dress.

Just throw it on and leave the house. You can easily go from day to night in this piece by changing your footwear and adding a few accessories.

versatile favourite 

I used to be very self conscious about my arms, but the best thing about getting older, is I really don’t care, and if I am honest, my arms are much more toned now than what they were in my 30’s. So I’ll keep wearing my summer go-to slip dresses with pride.

Below from beach to boardroom.

Top tips

  • I always try and go for a slightly thicker fabric (not too thin or shear)
  • I always wear good underwear (they hide a multitude of sins)
  • I like to keep my slip dresses on the looser side, for me they are more flattering
  • If you really don’t like your arms, add a lightweight while shirt over the dress, and knot it at the front or back. It’s a classic look but provides coverage if you need/want it
  • When the weather gets cooler, just add sneakers and a blazer. It’s a great look
  • Slides look great with a slip dress. I love a dark navy option with tan slides
  • Don’t be afraid to go for a pattern. Patterns can distract from any lumps and bumps you may like to hide
  • A class black slip dress can be dressed up and down so easily. During the day, slides, sunnies, hat, straw bag and night heels (or dressy slides), gold bangle. Done
  • It’s the perfect travel dress, and oh-so versatile
An easy to wear, classic summer staple.

RULES: There are none! If you feel great, you’ll look great. Wear it your way and have fun.

WEAR TO BUY: There are a lot on the market at the moment. Most high street stores have them in a range of colours and fabrics. I am seeing a lot in natural fabrics like linen and silk. Auguste the Label using to some for summer, Spell, Silk Laundry, and Country Road, etc, usually bring some out late spring, early summer.

HINT: You don’t need to spend a fortune either. But if you want silk and don’t mind spending a bit more, Silk Laundry has a lovely range. I got my first slip dress from Auguste the Label, it’s classic navy and I’ve had it for years because it’s so versatile. It’s a thicker fabric and I love it. I also got one last year in leopard, which I wore all summer. Country Road’s linen range is also lovely and great quality. Shop around, as you can get great options from Zara, H & M, Cotton On, etc.