30 Elegant Slip Wedding Dresses for the Minimalist Bride

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At once elegant and effortless, a bridal slip dress is a timeless choice for the minimalist bride who appreciates simple and sleek designs. Whether you’re donning this pared-back silhouette for your ceremony, reception, or afterparty, there are scores of sophisticated slip dresses out there for every bridal style and budget.

Slip dresses come in a range of fabrics from lustrous satin to matte crepe. For the bride-to-be who wants something clean and simple, unadorned styles in these fabrics are perfect. For those in love with a classic slip but want slightly more embellishment, consider lace details, allover beading, and even bold color.

From body-skimming fabrics to elegant necklines, we’re spotlighting the best slip dresses for all brides and all styles.

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Best Back: Halfpenny London Satin Slip Dress

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Beyond elegant, this body-skimming dress is the epitome of sophistication. Crafted from gorgeous ivory satin and cut on the bias, this style elongates and flatters your frame.

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Best One-Shoulder: Galvan One-Shoulder Silk Satin Slip Dress

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Cut on the bias and crafted from liquid-like silk-satin, this Galvan one-shoulder slip dress fits like a dream. Wear yours with modern metallic accessories to complete the look.

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Best Budget: LizaDenezBoutique Midi Silk Slip Dress

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If you're opting to say "I do" at the courthouse or at an intimate venue, this midi silk dress is a must. Available in pink, gray, lavender, and burgundy, this style also makes a lovely choice for bridesmaids.

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Most Intricate Back: Kiki de Montparnasse Cage Back Silk Slip Dress

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The cage back on this dress is a real showstopper and perfect for a black-tie wedding. Keep accessories modern and minimal and let the dress do all the talking.

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Best Plus Size: Jenny by Jenny Yoo Sutton Gown

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This thoughtfully designed and size-inclusive gown features a flattering cowl neckline, empire bust seam, bias-cut skirt, and a gentle train.

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Best Classic Silhouette: The Row Crepe Maxi Slip Dress

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This fluid crepe slip hangs beautifully and is very versatile. Pair with sandals for a laidback destination wedding or dial up the glitz and glam with a pair of embellished heels.

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Best Ivory Style: SilkStyleCreations Simple Satin Slip Dress

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This floor-length dreamy slip dress screams old Hollywood glamour. Complete the look with shoulder-grazing earrings, loose waves, and a bold lip.

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For a Casual Wedding: NoireBrand Simple Slip Dress

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Walk down the aisle with confidence in this insanely elegant backless slip dress. We're picturing this diaphanous white gown for seaside nuptials or a garden wedding.

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Best Ankle-Length: Annie Bing Silk Satin Dress

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The unfussy, minimalist bride will appreciate this no-frills approach to the classic slip dress. Crafted from 100% silk and featuring a pin-thin straps – it doesn't get more timeless than this.

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Best Midi-Length: TheSerenityWear Cowl Neck Silk Slip Dress

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This slinky and affordable liquid silk slip dress is perfect for the bride who is looking to nail that effortlessly chic look. Available in eight colors from cream to blush, you'll be sure to find a hue that suits your bridal style.

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Most Elegant: Reformation Center Back Tie Slip Dress

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At once elegant and romantic this silky slip dress is an instant classic. Opt to wear your hair up to showcase the straight neckline and open back.

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For the Sexy Bride: Michael Lo Sordo Alexandra Silk-Satin Gown

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This sultry number features a plunging deep-V neckline, thigh-high slit and crisscross back. Wear yours with barely-there sandals and delicate personal jewelry.

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Best Details: Floravere N.Simone Lace Panel Slip Dress

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When it comes to the slip dress, small details make a big difference. This gorgeous slip dress from Floravere features unique lace paneling on the skirt and a delicate criss-cross back.

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For a New Year's Eve Wedding: Erdem Lace Trim Sequined Slip Dress

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If you're looking for something completely non-traditional and totally fun, look no further than this silver sequin dress complete with white lace trim.

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Best Bias Cut Silhouette: Grace Loves Lace Arlo Slip Dress

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Fully lined and crafted from oh-so-soft crepe de chine, this impeccably made slip dress is stylish and comfortable. Since this style hugs the body, make sure you have the right seamless shapewear on hand for your wedding day.

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Most Colorful: Dolce & Gabbana Draped Silk-Satin Gown

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For those not keen on bridal white, this exquisite pink satin number from D&G is a must. While this gown comes with somewhat of a hefty price tag, it's definitely an investment piece you'll wear over and over again.

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Most Unique: White by Vera Wang Crystal-T Back Slip Dress

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We love a wedding dress with built-in jewelry! This body-hugging gown features a beautiful crystal-T back embellishment and is finished with a unique black bow.

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Best Lace Details: Cami NYC Lace Hem Slip Dress

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Sheer lace trim is a surefire way to make a classic slip dress feel special and elevated. With a boudoir-meets-bridal vibe, this style is for the bride who's not afraid to show some skin.

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For a Holiday Wedding: ASOS EDITION Sequin Cami Slip Dress

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Want glitz and glamour on your big day? This floor-length allover sequin dress has got it. Keep accessories minimal and let this stunner do all of the talking.

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For the Fashion-Forward Bride: Christopher Kane Crystal Embellished Satin Gown

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Give them glitz and glamour with this satin gown from Christopher Kane featuring cascading crystal straps. This slip could easily be worn to a chic city wedding or a black-tie affair.

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Best Under $200: ASOS EDITION Satin Paneled Fishtail Slip Dress

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If you're coveting the slip dress look but want a dress that's a little bit more substantial and structured, look no further than this satin fishtail dress. With a body-hugging fit and a longer train, this dress is the perfect hybrid.

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Most Vintage-Inspired: Mignon Beaded Gown

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For the bride who loves a look with a vintage vibe, this beaded deco-inspired gown is for you. Featuring intricated beading and thoughtfully placed tulle panels, this dress was designed to take you from the ceremony to the dancefloor.

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Best for a Courthouse Wedding: Jacquemus Draped Twill Midi Dress

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A midi slip dress is the perfect length for a beach or backyard wedding. Wear yours with a pair of grass or sand friendly block sandals.

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Most Simple: Alice + Olivia Body-Skimming V-Neck Slip Dress

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Supremely flattering, this slip has seams in all the right places. A knee-length hemline calls for a pair of embellished shoes for a formal wedding or a pair of block-heel sandals for a garden wedding.

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For a Black-Tie Wedding: Monique Lhuillier Bridal Satin Slip Gown

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Monique Lhuillier knows her way around a wedding dress and this bridal satin slip gown is no exception. Featuring a draped bodice and figure-skimming fit, this style is at once sophisticated and flattering.

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For the Petite Bride: ASOS Design Petite Cami Maxi Slip Dress

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This gorgeous cami slip is proof that you don't have to spend a fortune to get a stylish and well-made slip. This ASOS dress was designed with the petite bride in mind.

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Best for the Afterparty: Balmain Lamé Slip Dress

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Looking for some subtle shimmer that isn't allover sequins or sparkly beading? Enter: Balmain's lamé slip dress.

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For the Classic Bride: Floravere C. Bessette Silp

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Aptly named the 'C. Bessette' slip, it doesn't get more timeless than this style from Floravere. Pair yours with a floor-length veil for added romance.

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For the Traditional Bride: Nouvelle Amsale Ballerina Neckline Slip Dress

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This slim, structured crepe dress will hug and contor you in all the right places. Thin spaghetti straps highlight gorgeous and statuesque shoulders.

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Best Body-Hugging: Jenny Yoo V-Neck Gown

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Celebrate your figure in this stunning body-skimming slip that will hug you in all the right places. Fitted through the hips with a flared silhouette and an open back, this gown is both flattering and sexy.

Shopping FAQs

Considering wearing a slip wedding dress? We've answered three common questions bride-to-be have about shopping for the perfect bridal slip dress.

What is a slip wedding dress? While slips are sometimes thought of as what you might wear under a wedding dress, slip wedding dresses are designed to be worn on their own and come in a range of styles from sexy to modest. The slip dress silhouette is traditionally loose-fitting but there are many variations that run the gamut from slinky to body-hugging. Slip dresses also come in an array of fabrics from luxurious silk to matte crepe.

Is a slip dress appropriate for a wedding? Absolutely! Slip dresses have been a popular wedding dress silhouette ever since the iconic Carolyn Bessette wore one on her wedding day in 1996.

What do I wear under my slip dress? If your slip wedding dress is body-hugging, you might want to consider wearing seamless underwear or shapewear. If your slip dress is unlined and sheer, you could opt to wear a bodysuit underneath or take your dress to a tailor to be lined.

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