Slip Dresses

Originally meant to be layered underneath a dress, the slip dress is a bona fide garment with an interesting history.


The Swing dress aficionado has many options to choose from, such as the Gardenwed, which has a scoop neckline, a princess seaming bodice, a full skirt, a sash that can be tied, and a back zipper. The full swing dress has many variations in color and style. The most glam of all is the hot pink swing dress, which is perfect for a night on the town. 

Wiggle dress

The Wiggle dress, on the other hand, is a form fitting sheath dress that’s as much about body-hugging as it is about looks. 


final decade

During the final decade of the 20th century, prosperity reigned. Women were required to wear a dress but could choose to wear a slip to hide their modesty.


The slip dress is a slinky, versatile piece that can be worn in any season. The best time to wear one is during summer. 

Aemilia Madden

Aemilia Madden, a native of Oakland, California, has an interesting obsession with the slip dress. She has a website called Silk Laundry which sells silk slip dresses. She also writes a fashion blog. 


The slip dress may be the easiest garment to wear but it’s not always the most comfortable. It’s important to choose a fabric that is not too tight and not too loose.



It was first worn in the 1930s and has become a staple of contemporary wardrobes.  The best way to achieve this is to go for a lighter weight fabric that performs better in warmer weather. 


men and women


During this time, the dominant silhouette became straighter and less structured. Evening gowns and day dresses also took on a different look. The shape of the skirt became more straight and the dress evolved into a two-piece suit. It was also easier to wash and care for new manmade materials