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7 Ways to Style a Slip Dress This Holiday Season

Dressed up or down, this season’s most popular dress is the gift that keeps on giving.

By Madeleine Kim

Is there anything quite as elegant as a silk slip dress? With an easy drape and not-too-tight silhouette, the Nene dress is a study in contrasts: it’s simple yet sophisticated, dreamy yet down-to-Earth. And in our new washable silk charmeuse, it’s also unexpectedly practical.

Whether you’re celebrating or relaxing, showing up or staying in, doing it in a gorgeous silk dress will make your day feel that much more luxurious and special. Here are seven different ways to style the Nene, depending on where you’re headed next.


With Flats

Flats may not be the most intuitive pairing for a midi-length dress, but they give the Nene a breezy, effortlessly elegant look. This is an outfit that says, “I don’t have plans today—I’ll probably just have lunch at the villa and take a nap.”


With Heels

But you could also swap those flats for heels for breathtaking results. The Nene dress paired with the Ella sandals is an outfit designed for someone who really wants to make an appearance.


With a Belt

There are plenty of reasons to wear a belt with your slip dress: you feel like defining your waist; you want to complement the color of your shoes; you need something to dramatically remove after going hard on the queso. Whatever the reason, a belt as chic as the Sedgwick is always a good idea.


With a Jardigan

Should you want to turn the look above into an office-ready ensemble, you just need one thing: a jardigan. It’s comfortable and easy enough to get along with your silk dress, but sharp enough to give off a workwear vibe. Business, meet pleasure.


With a Blazer

Or, you could take things a step further by adding a classic blazer like the Yiyan. This tailored beauty has stretchy knit inserts in the seams, so you don’t have to worry about feeling constricted. Wear it buttoned-up for a work-ready outfit, or draped over your shoulders for a fashion-editor-worthy evening look.


With a Cropped Sweater

I’m not afraid to play favorites: This is my favorite way to style a slip dress. The cropped, slightly boxy, cashmere Arbus sweater dresses the Nene down to create a cozy outfit that’s not just for special occasions. Pro tip: If you want to look even more casual, swap the heels for polished sneakers.


With an Oversized Sweater

If you’re doing the holiday party circuit this year, you’ll want to keep this look in your back pocket. The Cathy sweater in glimmer alpaca is cloud-soft and juuuuust sparkly enough to feel more festive than your everyday knits. Pair it with the Nene dress in champagne—and a glass of actual champagne.

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Madeleine Kim

Madeleine Kim is the Senior Brand Manager at M.M.LaFleur, where she started out as a stylist. She loves developing styling-focused content and creating newsletters that bring the M.M. community together.

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