Styling a Slip Dress- John 11:9
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Styling a Slip Dress- John 11:9


If you haven’t jumped on the slip dress phenomenon, you surely are missing out on a chic, yet effortless wardrobe staple. Styling a slip dress is surprisingly simple.

Here are a few ideas I’ve played with:

  1. A t-shirt underneath (my current obsession)
  2. A leather jacket as a outer layer
  3. Under an oversized sweater

Let’s talk about styling option number one- a classic tee. Any slip dress can be styled this way. However, be careful to select a t-shirt that has a neckline that is higher, or just as high as the slip. That would be my only rule. Feel free to play with pattern, sleeve length, and textures. A lace long-sleeve tee would have also been darling with this dress. I just worked with what I had in my t-shirt drawer, which happened to be a plain white tee from H&M.

When I was on shopping for the perfect slip, this little number was hanging front and center of the Savvy department at Nordstrom. I didn’t even have to try. It pursued me and I accepted. The jade green color and strappy back suckered me in. Now that I am hooked, it would be rude of me to allow my slip dress to be one of a kind in my closet! I am searching for my slip’s besties to join the gang. Preferably blush and black and maybe a merlot would make the cut! And maybe a few more tees wouldn’t hurt.

ASTR Slip Dress Here; H&M Tee Here; BP Metallic Pumps Here

Photography by Marc Downing







Jesus answered, “Are there not twelve hours in the day? If anyone walks in the day, he does not stumble, because he sees the light of this world.

John 11:9

Typically in fashion, a ‘slip’ is an undergarment that is used when a fabric is too short or see-through, and will protect us from stumbling through a styling faux pas such as being more revealing than we intended. According to Jesus in the book of John, we won’t stumble (or slip) when walking by day. Walking by day is a parallel to walking by light. When we focus on what God wants for us, we stay focused on a greater plan. When we focus on our own wants and desires, we can be led into temptation. Jesus assures us that he walks with us through danger, although he is not the one leading us into it. Of course it’s easy for us to slip up due to human nature, but Jesus is there to catch us when we fall.

Have a blessed week!