Among all the fashion trends that have made a comeback from the ’90s over these past few years, the slip dress has to be the easiest one to style. Fashion houses like Prada and Marco De Vincenzo incorporated the slip into their fashion shows for spring/summer 2019, sometimes in its most unrefined, undergarment-like form, and other times adding layers and feathers, or even hints of grunge, such as stud embellishments and black lace. 

Either way, slip dresses – and skirts – are a chic and borderline effortless option when it comes to putting together an outfit for a warm summer outing. Balenciaga and Gucci are among those to recently reinvigorate the light and airy satin camisole – the slip dress that carries the comfort of a nightdress, but also offers the kind of unpretentious sophistication that an evening look needs to succeed. Among the celebrities who swear by its power are Elle Fanning, Zoë Kravitz and Lily Collins, who have all been seen sporting a silk showstopper at various types of social events, from dinner parties to film premieres. Whether more conservative, with a high, straight neckline, or more daring, with a plunging V neck and criss-cross spaghetti straps, the silk or satin slip is the minimalist item to include in your wardrobe this summer. To help you out, here’s our top selection for a summer night out.