Rock a Slip Dress Around NYU Like Your Icons

Slip dresses, forever channelling the carefree aesthetic of the ‘90s, have always been a trend. Now, expect to see even more of them during the spring and summer as they have been featured all over designer collections this past year. Here are tips on how to style slip dresses for everyday wear, as inspired by major street style fashion icons! 


Bella Hadid: Casual Chic
Bella pairs her nude slip dress with a matching bag, denim jacket and chunky black belt. She accessorizes with sunglasses and comfortable sneakers, making the ensemble quite wearable for class. Bella’s minimal makeup and hair also adds to its simplicity. This outfit showcases that the right accessories can emphasize the relaxed nature of the slip dress.

Rihanna: Bad B!tch
Rihanna’s look is perfect for going out on a Friday night with friends. Her bronzy slip is really the star of the show here, paired with a simple (faux – yes, we checked) white fur coat. Strappy heels make this outfit night-appropriate, while the baseball cap ensures that it doesn't look too formal. 

Vanessa Hudgens: Sunday Brunch
If you’re going for a relaxed weekend vibe, Vanessa Hudgens is your ultimate bohemian inspiration. Here, she wears a long, flowy slip dress with a warm colored cardigan and flat sandals. It's the perfect outfit to wear on your day off or heading from brunch to Bobst.   

Lily Aldridge: ‘90s Grunge
By choosing a form-fitting black slip and black bomber jacket, Lily really embraces the ‘90s origin of the slip dress here. Black chunky wedges and a choker-style necklace further incorporates this gothic edginess. This is a fitting look for a date night to a trendy east village spot or a Bowery Ballroom concert.

Camille Rowe: Rocker Glam
Camille opts for a bright orange slip dress and makes the bold choice of pairing it with a black moto jacket and Adidas sneakers to give her outfit an edge. Wear this daring ensemble to a movie date or an opening at the Grey Art Gallery.  The unexpected combination of the formality of the slip dress with the casualness of the Adidas is guaranteed to make you stick out from the crowd.

Whatever style you choose to sport, slip dresses can be easily dressed up or down. Even if you don’t have the budget or team of stylists that these celebrity style icons have, it isn’t difficult to find cute and affordable slip dresses in store or online. So, once this snow passes, get ready to rock a slip dress around NYU this spring!


Written by: Elizabeth Brill

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