The simpler (and silkier!) the better is sometimes the rule when looking for the ideal party dress. Here comes the beautiful, slinky slip dress. Since they were most notably worn in the 1990s, the greatest slip dresses are minimalist in design and created to fit every figure. Consider a slip dress for its ageless charm and carefree celebration, especially during the holiday season when it may be tempting to wear your most daring outfits. (Though that’s not to say there aren’t some versions that have plush velvet and sequins.) The best slip dresses may be basic by nature, but they always deliver a maximalist reward, whether you intend to wear one as a foundational layer under a cosy winter coat or on its own.
The asymmetrical one-shoulder maxidress by Loewe, which has panels of plush satin and an embroidered chain that cascades down the open back, is the first to catch our attention. Dress up this statement slip with a pair of sky-high stilettos and complementary sparkling jewellery. During the party season, there’s nothing more festive than a red dress; take a look at one from Fleur du Mal or Stella McCartney’s maxidress with a plunging neckline. You can always have floral dresses from Reformation and Emilia Wickstead in your closet, along with options in solid white, black, and navy. Slips with lingerie-inspired designs are ideal for nights out, whether they are dressed up with an embroidered heel or toned down under a tough leather jacket. The plush, velvety variants from Zara and Asceno will put you on the list of best-dressed people and are lovely to the touch. Additionally, locate two sequined sheaths from Ronny Kobo and Rotate Birger Christensen because a party is incomplete without one.
The ideal party dress for the holidays and beyond is a striking slip dress. Shop 30 of the greatest slip dresses that are at once sensual, simple, and silky below.