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Trend to Try: How to Wear a Slip Skirt 7 Ways

It’s time for another edition of “Trend to Try.” This week we are looking at the slip skirt. It’s a strong influence from the 90s but you can wear this trend again even if you are now over 40 and beyond. The slip skirt is one of the classiest styles and easily translates to mature adult outfits for those who find trends too young for them.

Slip dresses or slips and slip skirts or half-slips were once undergarments meant to make dresses and skirts skim the body more easily and make anything too sheer more modest. Along came an “underwear as outerwear” trend and slip dresses and slip skirts became popular. They come in a variety of colors and patterns, whereas their undergarment counterparts remain available in neutral colors.

Slip skirts come in silk or satin, or more affordable imitation materials and may require a little shapewear or special undergarments of their own to get a seamless look. Even with the requirement of shapewear, I find them to be one of the easiest skirts to wear as a petite pear. A silk skirt is slim but not too body hugging and usually in a midi skirt length, but without a the volume that can make a petite woman look frumpy.

Here are 7 ways to wear a slip skirt.

These slip skirt outfits range from edgy and casual to classic and dressy, showing how versatile a slip skirt can be. If you have been wondering what to wear with a slip skirt or how to wear a slip skirt in winter, the answer is here.

The slip skirt featured here is a leopard print skirt from Amazon. I’m wearing it in a medium.

A slip skirt outfit for date night or a holiday outfit

Pair your skirt with a bright solid color vneck top or sweater and slinky sandals for a date night or for a holiday party. A red top is a classic go to for the Christmas holiday season, and you can revisit this outfit for Valentine’s Day.

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Keep your outfit all business with blazer.

A white button up and black blazer make this skirt all business. Pair it with loafer mules or pumps if you prefer a heel.

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Keep it casual with a chambray shirt.

This would be the perfect outfit for the stay at home mom who needs to elevate her look for a school meeting or lunch out. Make it more casual by wearing a sneaker instead of flats.

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Wear a slip skirt in the winter with a sweater and booties.

Add tights or tall boots if your weather is colder.

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Contrast the soft feminine aspect with a harder edgy piece like a moto jacket.

Keep it feminine with a lace trimmed cami.

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Keep it edgy but go more casual.

Go more casual with a striped tee and lug sole boots.

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Pair it with a graphic tee.

Add a denim jacket for cooler days and wear white sneakers for a comfortable and casual look.

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What’s your favorite look with this skirt?

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