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50 best satin slip dresses to glam up your summer wardrobe

50 best satin slip dresses to glam up your summer wardrobe

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Last Updated on January 30, 2024 by Eve Dawes

The slinkiest satin slip dresses for classic chic

Satin slip dresses are one of those slinky dresses that always look chic and elegant. Satin summer dresses in all their variations from satin mini to maxis are one of my favorite glam looks for Spring and Summer. As they’re so comfortable, easy to slide into and there are so many new styles around this year besides a classic satin summer slip dress. Whether that’s a high neck slip dress, asymmetrical hemline or a more conservative slip dress for a wedding guest outfit. They’re also perfect for rolling up in your luggage for your summer vacation. As well as being lightweight and taking up very little space. I’ve been looking for 1 for ages and have rounded up the best of them all including mini, midi and maxi and styles for those long hot summer nights.

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Are slip dresses in style

Absolutely, satin slip dresses are a classic and in style. They weren’t around as much for a minute but are making a revival along with a lot of other 90 trends. A simple spaghetti strap style is a classic but there are also lots of more unique styles to try this year if you want to change it up. As seen on the runways at:

  • Altaroma Fashion Week
  • Alberta Ferretti 
  • Soulland
  • Llobbycats
  • Just Bee Queen
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Best Mini Satin Slip Dresses

I’m either a mini or maxi satin summer dress girl as midi’s just aren’t flattering on me. As they cut me off mid-calf. The hardest thing with finding the perfect style is making sure that it doesn’t look like a nighty or lingerie.

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White slip dress L’Academie from Revolve

This years summer slip dresses aren’t just spaghetti strap versions but come in so many cuts that there’s a flattering style for everyone. Whether you prefer something dainty, sexy, halternecks, spaghetti straps, off the shoulder, long sleeve or high neck slip dresses.

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Halterneck satin dress comes in different colors & lengths

Bright colors are always fun for Spring and Summer but if you’re looking for a classic style, you can never go wrong with neutral or coastal colors.

Shop the best summer slip mini dresses

There are so many fashion forward styles from 1 shoulder to asymmetrical styles that don’t look anything like sleepwear. Which is especially important if you’re looking for a slip dress for a wedding guest outfit.

The gold styles from ASOS (size up) or Camila Coelho are the perfect styles for Summer and would look fabulous for sunset vacation drinks with a tan.

Most of the dresses are satin slip dresses but there are a few other materials as well as lots of trending metallic styles for a more glam look.

Best Midi Satin Slip Dresses

Midis take the worry out of flashing. If you’re more petite or muscular like me, an asymmetrical hemline can be more flattering than a straight midi hemline that cuts your legs off mid calf. Otherwise a slightly longer midi that stops below the calf like this red satin midi dress from Express also tends to be more flattering.

Cowl neck styles and midi satin slip dress with spaghetti straps seem to be some of the most popular styles whether bold or neutral, solid or patterned styles.

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If you have a shorter torso like me, look for adjustable straps like the one on this green Michael Costello gown. It’s more formal than a lot of satin dresses but too pretty not to share on here.

This white summer slip dress is a cross between a midi or maxi depending on how tall you are. The beautiful draping is super flattering and surprisingly, it’s not see-through! It’s the perfect dress for summer and for packing light.

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White satin slip dress L’Academie

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Here’s the sexy summer satin dresses that made the cut from designer to more affordable luxe for less styles:

Maxi Satin Slip Dresses

I love silky slip maxi dresses for hot summer nights. As well as for vacations as they’re so easy to slide on and dress up with gold accessories and bronzer or down with slides. Maxis and gowns are always going to look a little dressier than a lot of other materials and can be harder to keep crease free. So I’ve found the best maxi slip dress options in a few different materials.

I’ve stayed away from linen as that’s a packing nightmare. If you’re worried a true maxi is going to be too long, go for a longer length ankle skimming midi, they tend to end up as maxi’s on us petite girls anyway.

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This is actually a midi but ended up being more of a maxi on me without the need for hemming which was what I was hoping for. That way I can wear it with both flats and heels to create different looks.

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I had to had this pink, halterneck maxi dress taken up a couple of inches so that I could wear it with slides on our vacation, not just with heels. Halterneck styles are one of the most flattering necklines for arms and this style hugs the body in all the right places.

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Pink satin slip dress

Shop the summer slip maxis and gowns

These are the best maxi slip dresses for women for fashion and fabric. If you have a short torso like I do, look for styles with adjustable straps like this one:

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Dusty pink satin maxi dress with adjustable straps

How to style slip dresses

Slip dresses are fab for both vacation and formal wear depending on the cut and how you style them.

Maxi dress styles are great for wedding guest dresses, black tie dress codes and cocktail attire. For an on trend, more formal look, add matching opera gloves. For a less formal look, try styling them with slides, flip flops, or espadrilles for the day or vacation.

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Mini satin slip dresses work for both the day and night from cocktail attire to dinner on the beach. Add strappy heels to a backless style for a sexy cocktail outfit. Go for a more simple spaghetti strap style for the day and swap out heels for slides or flat sandals.

The best slip dresses and how to style them

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