Slip Dress With Bra

The slip dress is a stunning dress that looks beautiful and elegant. This dress was brought to life by French designer, Madeline Vionnet in 1914. The slip dress gained its popularity due to its functional lightweight style. It is the perfect summer piece of clothing that can be worn for many occasions around town. Some of the attractive features of this dress are a sexy strappy design and a matching bra top. The material used in making this dress is nylon, rayon, and spandex.

Slip Dress With Bra

In one word, the perfect slip dress makes you feel “sexy.”

The power of the slip dress lies in it’s understated sexiness. It takes you from daytime to nightfall. Those 90’s babes knew what they were doing when they first shimmied into the slip dress.

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Historically a slip was worn underneath a dress to help it fall smoothly. Then the underwear-as-outerwear trend caught on and slip dresses went to the forefront of fashion.

Kate Moss, of course, led the way thanks to her friendship with John Galliano (who heralded the slip to the runway). But the other 90’s girls also knew what to do with them.

Naomi Campbell, Winona Ryder, Sofia Coppola, and Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy all pulled out their slinkiest slip dresses and wowed the world with this new style.

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We remember the 90’s as Spice Girls (with the exception of Posh Spice’s “little black dresses”) and grunge. In the underbelly of this decade there was a subtle fashion minimalism where the slip dress flourished.

The power of the slip dress is just as effective today as it was 20 years ago.

Camille Rowe, Lily Aldridge, and countless Instagram it-girls all rely on the slip dress.

Why?

Understated sexiness will always be in fashion.

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What To Wear Under a Slip Dress

… or what kind of bra and underwear to wear with a slip dress.

Most bras will show under a slip dress.

If your slip can accommodate a strapless bra, then definitely go with one.

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My favourites from Simone Pérèle.

… I say definitely go with one, because adhesive nipple covers can get really hot — like temperature-wise.

If you’re in a cooler climate, or wearing them at night, you might be able to get away with pasties… but idk, they don’t always work for me.

What To Wear Under Slip Dress

If your slip dress is super low-cut, and you can’t get away with a strapless bra, I’d recommend specially designed nippy tape.

You can use nippy tape to amplify your cleavage or just to hide your nipples from poking someone’s eye out.

… or if you’re in a pinch, just use band-aids. 

As far as underwear goes, I’d recommend a seamless brief/thong/whatever and if you are self-conscious of stomach pooches (like me), then a garment with some tummy support (like this one, review here).


Browse these reviews and find the best slip dress for you!

Finding The Right Slip Dress Checklist

Is there too much leg? Is there too much cleavage? Does the dress move fluidly?

I.e. Can you move around without feeling constricted? Is it see-through? Does it matter to you if it is? How easy is it to get in and out?

If you can’t just pop the slip dress over your head, chances are it’s the wrong slip.

The best slips are cut on the bias, so it hugs your figure, but not TOO much.

The perfect slip dress leaves something to the imagination because… It isn’t TOO short.

Ideally your slip dress should come to just before your fingers. Not too short, not too long. Just enough to show some leg, but just enough so you can still bend over without flashing the world.

You can generally find a good silk slip for less than $200.

Updated on April 23, 2018 @ 04:00PM

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Tricky Dress and Bra
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It’s time to show off some skin, ladies. I’m not saying to go all KKW on me and free the nipple (unless that’s your thing, in which case…go for it!). But a dress with an exposed shoulder or a peek-a-boo back will definitely get you in the spring mood. As you shop around for strappy designs and plunging necklines, don’t forget that what goes underneath your clothes is just as important. Sure, a strapless bra works in some cases, but sometimes you’ll need something a bit more advanced to keep the girls perky without ruining your outfit. Don’t worry if you’re not sure where to start. We’ve put together a guide below that will keep you looking

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MULTI WAY DRESS + CONVERTIBLE BRA

MULTI WAY DRESS + CONVERTIBLE BRA
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Don’t let this long-sleeve silhouette fool you. This versatile dress can actually convert into a halter-top, one-shoulder, you name it. For multi-wear designs like this one grab a convertible bra that can also be worn several different ways.

Shop the Look: Norma Kamali dress, $170; net-a-porter.com. Aerie convertible bra, $27; ae.com.

SILK SLIP DRESS + SILCONE PETALS

SILK SLIP DRESS + SILCONE PETALS
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Strapless bras work for most sleeveless designs, but not those lightweight fabrics. Grab petals that match your skin tone to avoid a bumpy look.

Shop the Look: Topshop slip dress, $60; topshop.com. Target petals, $9; target.com.

WRAP DRESS + PLUNGE BRA

WRAP DRESS + PLUNGE BRA
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Want to show a little extra cleavage and still feel supported? Look for a design that’s made with a deep V.

Shop the Look: Mango wrap dress, $80; mango.com. Nordstrom Lingerie bra, $28; nordstrom.com.

FITTED DRESS + SMOOTHING BRA

FITTED DRESS + SMOOTHING BRA
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Even when your arms or shoulders aren’t exposed, you still need to think twice about your undergarments. A smoothing bra will help you avoid those unflattering lines.

Shop the Look: Uniqlo dress, $50; uniqlo.com. True & Co. bra, $58; nordstrom.com.

BACKLESS DRESS + SIDE STICK BRA

BACKLESS DRESS + SIDE STICK BRA
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We love a dress that’s surprisingly beautiful in the back. Pair it with a backless bra for extra support and a flawless finish.

Shop the Look: Rosetta Getty backless dress, $690; net-a-porter.com. Fashion Forms side stick bra, $80; net-a-porter.com.

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