The silk/slip dress is having a moment this season, but I think it’s something that can be just as timeless as a shift dress. Read on for tips for how to style a silk dress!
I got this Lilly dress during a winter sale, so I had to wait awhile before I could wear it, but I love it! The adjustable straps are probably one of the best things about this dress. I hate strappy dresses that you can’t adjust!
Lilly frequently carries this dress each season in different patterns. Overall, I think a silk dress is meant to be pretty effortless. Here are three tips to avoid making a slip dress look like pajamas.
Three Tips for Styling a Silk Dress
- Wear wedges or heels. Because silk is a fancier fabric than cotton or polyester, I think that automatically means that wedges look better than flats. Sure, I could probably wear my patent Miller sandals, but the wedges make the outfit look more elevated without looking overdone.
- Keep accessories simple. Normally I would say that accessories can make a simple dress stand out, but in this case, I say keep the accessories understated. A simple necklace and earrings is all you really need with a silk dress.
- Try a pattern or print! Stick to a print if you want to avoid the pajama look. Neutral colors can make this dress look like pajamas instead of a dress, which is totally fine if you can pull off that look. I also think that a silk dress with lace on the hem can look like pajamas too. Branch out and try a print!
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