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Long Live The Slip Dress: The Season's Best Take On The Light, Airy Staple

Slip dresses have come a long way from the boudoir. Sultry, feminine and smokin’ hot, these sleeveless pieces often come in silk or satin-like material that are oh-so-smooth and soft on the skin. Light and airy, they’re perfect for Singapore’s scorching weather. Not to mention, they’re incredibly versatile and can be styled in multiple ways — wear them alone or pull on a blazer or jumper over.

Gucci lace-trimmed lame maxi dress, US$2,850.74 (S$3,861.94) from Net-a-Porter
Mention gold dresses and you tend to conjure up images of intricately embroidered brocade gowns, which are frankly, not suitable for everyday wear. That’s why we love this opulent Gucci camisole dress that’s made with a lightweight combination of polyester and silk. The shade is magnificent, yet it’s totally wearable, whether it’s a cocktail party or a dinner date. Plus, the lace trims add a touch of whimsy. We say go monochromatic with a pair of gold heels. La Collection Grace silk-satin maxi dress, US$822.55 (S$1,114.32) from Net-a-Porter
Cream-coloured silk-satin slip dresses such as this one from La Collection are universally flattering and exude a delicate graceful air, especially when you pair it with classic pearl drop earrings. The maxi length also makes it more daytime appropriate rather than looking like you’ve just rolled out of bed in your PJs. Wear with a blazer or on its own with delicate necklaces. Mes Demoiselles Nouba silk-satin dress, US$319.50 (S$432.83) from Net-a-Porter
This emerald tone is simply gorgeous. We suggest layering a drop pendant (preferably in silver to match the cool tone of the dress) which will work in harmony with the V-neckline, bringing attention to your decolletage. The Row Ebbins crepe maxi dress, US$1,482.30 (S$2,008.09) from Net-a-Porter
This simple black dress from The Row is perfect for those who prefer a clean, minimalist design. No fuss, just a sleek maxi design with no complicated embellishments — great as a base to layer on delicately stacked accessories. Don’t forget a bold red lip. Fleur du Mal draped silk-charmeuse mini dress, US$484.01 (S$655.70) from Net-a-Porter
Make sure you pair this fiery number with stunning glossy black pumps and a long chain necklace. Alexander Wang embellished lace-trimmed satin midi dress, US$1,162.90 (S$1,575.40) from Net-a-Porter
Juxtapose the soft silhouette on this slinky magenta number with chunky dad sneakers or military lace-ups for an unexpected ensemble. Zara dress with mesh texture, S$69.90
If you like to show skin but, not too much, this Zara fishnet design is the perfect solution. Finish with a pair of block heel ankle boots to toughen up the look. Topshop lace satin slip dress, S$89.90
This Topshop slip dress features a deep V-backline as well, all the better to spotlight those toned shoulders of yours. Wear with strappy heels to emphasis its girly vibe. H&M slip dress, S$34.95
Lean into the statement look and go with a burgundy lip and dark smoky eyes. We’d love to see this piece with black booties. Cos silk slip dress, US$75 (S$101.60)
This beautiful jade green Cos slip is light and versatile. You can layer it under a long sleeve top or easily wear it alone and throw on a blazer when you need to cover up.