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slip dress autumn


We’re all familiar with the classic slip-dress-over-t-shirt formula – the arguably most popular way to don the ‘90s mainstay. Consider it every beginner’s entry point into the art of layering, it’s simple, effective and easily adaptable to everyone’s closet.

But for now, Fall/Winter season is upon us, and so we’re challenging the conventional styling modus operandi by switching it up a notch for autumnal dressing. Instead of pairing a slip dress – which, by the way, is back with a vengeance this 2018 on various runways – with a plain tee, we’re slipping (yup) it over fall’s favourite sartorial staple instead: the ever-cozy jumper.

A jumper tempers the sexy allure of the lingerie-inspired slip dress for an office-appropriate look that still boasts of plenty of fun. To help you dress this style effortlessly, we’ve done the extra legwork and compiled five different looks below to suit every single type of dresser.


Contemporary minimalist

slip dress autumn

Raey wool sweater, $885, Raey silk dress, $225; both from Matches Fashion


We’ve recently waxed on the greatness that is minimalist dressing, and we wouldn’t mind being seen as a nag by bringing it up once again this time. Dress the style by teaming a chunky roll-neck sweater with a sleek and modern square-neck slip dress in silk. It plays on juxtaposing textures and classy monochromatic colours: essential elements that make up a chic minimalist look.



slip dress autumn

Borgo Asolo jumper, $1,321; Coach slip dress, $1,541; both from Farfetch


Channel your inner flower child with a prairie-inspired slip dress with bohemian influence. This breathtaking slip dress from Coach features a feminine handkerchief hem, a mix of tie-dye and floral prints, and lace details. Team it with a jumper in an earthy tone, such as brown, khaki, or muted green for a lovely autumn look.



slip dress autumn

Monse wool sweater, $2,456.63, HVN dress, $291.99; both from Net-a-porter


Lean into the sophisticated, feminine preppy chic style with a boxy sweater with a varsity-style strip detail and an asymmetrical collar. Pair it with a polka dotted slip dress for a tongue-in-cheek ensemble that gives off a girl-next-door vibe.


Loud and quirky

slip dress autumn

Marni sweater, $830, Katie Eary satin slip dress, $180; both from Matches Fashion

Go bold by going print-on-print and playing with a variety of loud exuberant colours. We’ve chosen this colour-blocked sweater from Marni with rich saturated primary colours and a snakeskin-printed slip dress in a warm apricot shade for a tastefully eye-catching ensemble that’s sure to turn heads your way.


Simple elegance

slip dress autumn

Prada metallic sweater, $594.58, Joseph slip dress, $643.81; both from Net-a-porter


The art of modern elegant dressing lies in two very essential components: a figure-flattering fit, and the use of luxe fabrics. Check these two boxes, and you’re pretty much all good to go really. Try out this style by teaming a fitted metallic ribbed knit turtleneck sweater with a lustrous silk-satin maxi dress that beautifully skims and hugs every curve in your body.