How To Transition Your Favorite Slip Dress Into Fall

The slip dress has become a staple in our wardrobes. Once worn by our grandmothers underneath their clothing, we now show off our slip dresses in their entirety. In the '90s, the underwear as outerwear trend began to pop up on celebrities from Kate Moss to Princess Diana (via Vestiare Collective). It's fitting that the trend is back today, as we are seeing a resurfacing of '90s and Y2K fashion across the board. Traditionally, these slinky, thin dresses were worn to show off the skin during warm weather, but who says we have to give up our slip dresses as the temperature outside drops?

Just because the clothing piece is thin, doesn't mean that it can't make a great fall outfit. The slip dress is a dream for both minimalists and maximalists, as it is a basic staple that can be styled in countless ways. The key to styling a slip is to layer, layer, and then layer some more. In fact, celebrity stylist Tanya Tamburin tells InStyle that, in the winter months especially, you should never be afraid to layer both over and under your slip dresses. Luckily, we've got you covered. Here are a few fan-favorite ways to layer a slip dress for the transition into fall.

Wear it under a cozy cardigan

We all have a cozy fall cardigan in our wardrobe, so why not throw it over your favorite slip dress on a crisp autumn day? The cardigan can add a new texture to the outfit, adding contrast between the silk and knit. Plus the softness of the cardigan makes it more casual and comfortable for everyday wear. Pair with accessories, like a cute pair of sunnies and a designer handbag, for the perfect fall look.

Wear it with an edgy leather jacket

If you are going for an edgier look this fall, try layering over your slip dress with a leather jacket. This look is perfect for a night on the town. Leather and silk are a great contrast that allows you to share both your feminine side and your dark side. We love to style the look with black booties and a cute hat for added character, as seen on Addison Rae in a stunning Instagram post.

Wear it over a turtleneck

A classy way to style your favorite slip dress is over a turtleneck. The turtleneck will allow for more warmth on those colder days as well. Pair a turtleneck color that contrasts with the slip dress, like a black turtleneck under a white slip. For an extra flare, throw more layers on top, and add accessories (via Instagram). This is a great way to speak to multiple trends all at once. After all, fall and winter are for heightened dimension in fashion.

Layer it with an oversized button-down

Oversized button-downs are a hot commodity for this fall due to the trend of traditional menswear trickling into womenswear. Celebrities and street-style stars alike are loving leaving them open over their favorite tops, but we say this trend can continue over slip dresses. For those early fall days, try wearing a lightweight button-down over your slip dress (via Instagram). This will add a little bit of coverage and warmth. You can even tie up the shirt to add an extra flare.

Keep it casual with a hoodie

Stylist Tanya Tamburin tells cool girls that slip dresses can match their athleisure vibe, too (via InStyle). Who said we can't mix sneakers and athletic wear? Layer a cozy hoodie over your slip dress, and style it with tennis shoes for an effortless vibe that will also ensure you stay warm. Pair with a cute bag, jewelry, and sunnies to elevate the look. This look is a perfect way to dress up the popular "clean girl" aesthetic if we do say so ourselves.