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5 Ways to Wear a Slip Dress

5 Ways to Wear a Slip Dress

Looking for outfit ideas on how to wear a slip dress for spring/summer weather?

Slip dresses are a capsule closet essential, and they go with so many outfits.

The Aritzia Vivienne dress is one of my favourite slip dresses, and it comes in so many different colours!

Neutral colours like white or black are always classic, but a pop of colour can be fun as well.

Here’s how to wear a slip dress 5 different ways!

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Ways to style a slip dress

Aritzia Vivienne Dress
Dress: Aritzia | T-shirt: Guess | Shoes: Converse One Star sneakers

1. Slip dress layered over a t-shirt

I absolutely love layering clothes – it’s why I’m such a big fan of fall fashion!

Throw on your slip dress over a plain crewneck tee for a cute and casual summer outfit.

It’s the perfect look if you want to make your slip dress look a little more conservative!

Throw on your fave sneaks for an effortless and casual look.

I’m wearing the Aritzia Vivienne dress in green layered over a cropped tee from Guess and Converse One Star sneakers.

Aritzia Vivienne Dress
Dress: Aritzia | Cardigan: Urban Outfitters | Shoes: Sam Edelman | Bag: Michael Kors

2. Slip dress with a chunky cardigan

Another way to style your slip dresses is to pair them with a chunky knit cardigan!

A chunky cardigan looks good over any outfit, and it looks adorable over a slip dress.

Oversized cardigans are best to balance out the short length of the slip dress!

Stick to sneakers or sandals to keep it casual.

I’m wearing the Aritzia Vivienne dress in black with an Urban Outfitters cardigan and Sam Edelman sandals.

How to style a white slip dress | summer dress with millennial pink duster coat and taupe booties | spring and summer outfit ideas | end of summer outfit inspiration | Diary of a Toronto Girl, a Canadian lifestyle blog
Dress: Aritzia | Coat: Aritzia | Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell (old) | Bag: Michael Kors

3. Slip dress paired with a trench coat

For warm spring or cool summer weather, layers are always the way to go.

Tbh, layers are good all the time.

I’m wearing the Aritzia Vivienne dress in white, the Babaton Flowy Trench Coat in mauve, and a pair of taupe booties from Jeffrey Campbell.

Usually I’m more of a black and white kind of girl, but lately I’ve been loving blush/pink/millennial pink (who came up with that name anyway?)

Balzac's Coffee in Toronto's Distillery District
Dress: Aritzia | Shirtdress: Aritzia | Shoes: Skechers

4. Slip dress under a button-up shirtdress

How to make shirt dresses a little more fun?

Throw them on top of a mini slip dress!

I’m wearing the Aritzia Vivienne dress in white with a long black button-up shirtdress also from Aritzia.

For shoes, I’m wearing these comfy Skechers slip-ons.

Aritzia Vivienne dress with Reverse kimono
Dress: Aritzia | Kimono: Reverse | Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell (old)

5. Slip dress with a kimono

A kimono layered over a slip dress is the perfect Osheaga Music Festival outfit, especially with some badass shoes.

Probably not super functional to wear platform boots to a music festival, but still a cute outfit idea.

I’m wearing the Aritzia Vivienne dress in black, a Reverse kimono, and Jeffrey Campbell booties.

How to style the Aritzia Vivienne slip dress:

  1. Layered under a t-shirt
  2. Under a chunky cardigan
  3. With a trench coat
  4. Under a shirtdress
  5. With a kimono

Slip dresses are one of the easiest pieces to layer with, and you can wear them with so many different outfits!

You can pretty much wear any shoes with a slip dress – I’m wearing a different style in every outfit!

What do you think of the slip dress trend? How would you wear a slip dress? Let me know on Twitter or Instagram!

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Jessica Lam | Toronto lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and travel blogger | Diary of a Toronto Girl, a Canadian lifestyle blog

A slip dress is a capsule closet essential that goes with so many outfits. Here's how to wear the Aritzia Vivienne slip dress for spring or summer weather!
  1. crane says:


  2. Deborah says:

    This is such a cute outfit! I actually pinned it as inspiration for a future outfit for me haha!
    Also, I hope you had a good time at Niagara Falls! I’ve never been to the Canada side of it but I would so love to!!

  3. Victoria Stacey says:

    I love the dusty pink colour of the jacket! This is something I am obsessed with – it can be seen in my recent mall purchases hahaha

  4. Jessica Lam says:

    Thanks Vicki haha 🙂

  5. Jessica Lam says:

    Haha thanks Deb! I’d love to see the American side of the falls one day!!

  6. thesophiadiaries says:

    That outfit is totally gorgeous on you! The white slip dress is to die for!!

  7. Hum JK says:

    Pink looks so good on you! I love long coats like this one. Awesome post!

  8. Jessica Lam says:

    Thanks so much Humara! 🙂

  9. Jessica Lam says:

    Thanks Sophia!! <3

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