35 Elegant Slip Wedding Dresses For the Minimalist Bride

Simple, sleek, and stunning.

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If you're a bride who's not about bells and whistles when it comes to her wedding dress but still wants a gown that’s equally elegant and equally eye-catching. Enter: the slip wedding dress. The body-skimming silhouette is simple and sleek but entirely show-stopping on your wedding day.

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

The key with a simple slip dress on your wedding day is a precise fit. With a style that hugs your body just so, you want to ensure each seam, strap, and finishing detail is tailored to perfectly enhance your figure. Another thing to keep in mind is that slip dresses are often more affordable than more ornate wedding dresses, making them a great option for price-conscious brides.

From ivory shades to blush tones, a slip dress is a timeless and elegant wedding dress choice whether you're having a black-tie wedding or a destination wedding. Here, we’re spotlighting the best slip dresses for all brides and all styles.

Our Top Picks
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Crepe Maxi Slip Dress

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Courtesy of Net-A-Porter

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

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Heavy Georgette Slip Dress

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Courtesy of Fame and Partners

Sexy and strappy, this dress is perfect for the bride who dares to bare! Slick hair back into a tight bun for a thoroughly modern look.

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High-Low Fringe Hem Slip Dress

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 Courtesy of BHLDN

Planning a destination wedding? We can't get enough of this dramatic high-low fringe dress. It's fun, it's sexy and it's so not your average slip dress.

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Open Back Slip Dress

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 Courtesy of MywonyBridal

Soft and ethereal, this dress is perfect for the bride who wants the slip look but with the added drama of a train. This versatile style is fitting for both a city and destination wedding.

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Fringed Hem Slip Dress

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Courtesy of BHLDN

In a glamorous champagne color and finished with fringe, this dress was made for dancing! With a draped neckline and an open back, this style will photograph beautifully from every angle.

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Satin Slip Dress

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Courtesy of Net-A-Porter

Beyond elegant, this body-skimming dress accentuates your assets. Complete with adjustable ties that can be worn as either back bows or shoulder bows, this slip is both modern and feminine.

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Satin Paneled Fishtail Slip Dress

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 Courtesy of ASOS

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 more body-hugging fit and a longer train, this dress is the perfect hybrid.

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Eyelash Lace Slip Dress

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Courtesy of Shopbop

If you don't want to go with traditional white, but you don't' want to go for a bold color either, try a subtle shade like this soft seafoam hue. It's gorgeous on all skin-tones and is perfect for a summer garden wedding.

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Plus Size Crystal-T Back Slip Dress

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Courtesy of David's Bridal

The crystal-T back embellishment on this dress is like wearing a piece of beautiful jewelry, so wear your hair up to fully showcase this unique detail. This style is available in sizes 0 to 30W.

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One-Shoulder Silk Satin Slip Dress

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 Courtesy of Matches Fashion

If you're looking for a slip with a little more definition, this one-shoulder dress has more of a fitted bodice than a typical loose-fitting slip. The shorter length is ideal for showing off a fun pair of shoes.

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Asymmetrical Silk Satin Slip Dress

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 Courtesy of Moda Operandi

With a simple slip dress, even the smallest details can go a long way. For example, crystal-embellished straps really add glamour and distinction to this asymmetrical dress.

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Center Back Tie Slip Dress

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 Courtesy of Reformation

Slightly fitted on the bodice, this slip will give you shape in all the right places. This dress is appropriate for all seasons and is an instant classic.

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Lace Trim Sequined Slip Dress

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 Courtesy of Matches Fashion

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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Stone Strap Pink Slip Dress

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Courtesy of Cult Gaia

Not only is this slip the perfect shade of pink, but it's adorned with beautiful handmade stone straps. With a super plunge back, like this one, make sure you choose seamless undergarments.

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Bias-Cut Silk Slip Dress

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Courtesy of Grace Loves Lace 

When choosing a slip dress, it is important to consider what type of fabric you're comfortable in. This dress is made with a double layer of matte silk, meaning that it is fully lined and won't run the risk of being seethrough.

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Silk Cowl Neck Slip Dress

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Courtesy of Belianohomewear

This liquid silk slip will glide over your body and accentuate your curves. Available in three different shades and sizes XS to XL, you'll be sure to find the right fit.

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Silk Charmeuse High Slit Slip Dress

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Courtesy of David's Bridal

A well-place high-slit is not only sexy but also elongates your legs, even for petite brides. Pair this red-carpet-worthy look with shoulder-grazing earrings.

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Cami Silk Charmeuse Slip Dress

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 Courtesy of Moda Operandi

This slip is simplicity at its finest. Effortless and sleek, this look calls for modern shoes and accessories.

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Pink Cowl Neck Charmeuse Slip Dress

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Courtesy of Matches Fashion

If you're looking to make a statement on your wedding day, then this is your dress. We love the sophistication of the cowl neck and the boldness of the daring high slit.

Love pink? Check out our roundup of pink bridesmaids dresses.

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Cage Back Silk Slip Dress

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 Courtesy of Net-A-Porter

The cage back on this dress is a real showstopper and perfect for a black-tie wedding. Wear your hair up to really showcase this unique slip.

Having a black-tie wedding? Check out these black-tie dresses your guests will love.

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Sequin Mini Slip Dress

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 Courtesy of Shopbop

Slips come in many forms, including all over sequin minis. Show off some leg and some serious style in this short number.

Check out our round-up of some of our favorite short wedding dresses.

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Sweetheart Neckline Slip Dress

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 Courtesy of Reformation

This sweetheart neckline is lingerie-inspired but the kind that is totally acceptable to wear outside of the boudoir. Adjustable straps tie delicately at the shoulders.

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Copper Lace Slip Dress

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Courtesy of Shopbop

If you're entirely over white, experiment with a muted and sophisticated tone like this copper-colored dress. The crisscross lace paneling on the bodice is feminine and flattering.

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Lace Hem Slip Dress

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Courtesy of Revolve

Sheer lace trim is a surefire to elevate a classic slip dress. With adjustable straps and a higher back, this dress is definitely strapless bra-friendly. Take this look to the next level and experiment with a bold lip color.

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Lilac Feather Bodice Slip Dress

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 Courtesy of Saks Fifth Avenue

This lilac perfection is for the non-traditional and the bold bride. Embellished with ostrich feathers, this dress will be sure to turn heads at a formal wedding.

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Knit with Lace Slip Dress

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 Courtesy of Zara

All slips don't necessarily have to be sexy and slinky. We love a textured slip like this pleated look embellished with cotton lace. Perfect for a warm-weather wedding, dress this slip up with stilettos or espadrilles.

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Lace Appliqué Short Slip Dress

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Courtesy of Mango

We love this look for a courthouse wedding or a summer wedding. Set your legs free in this short, flirty dress.

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Sequin Cami Slip Dress

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Courtesy of ASOS

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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Ballerina Neckline Slip Dress

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Courtesy of Amsale

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

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Pink Frill Slip Dress

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Courtesy of BNKR

Pink silk, ruffles, and frills make this dress supremely feminine. A pleated and fitted bodice cinches you at the waist.

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Midi Slip Dress

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 Courtesy of BNKR

This gorgeous midi dress will give you shape and hug those curves. If you have a bigger bust, the structured bodice is supportive and bra-friendy. Complete the outfit with some loose tresses and colorful heels.

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Silk Fringe Slip Dress

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Courtesy of Nordstrom

 

Still searching for your something blue? This powder blue dress boasts a unique silk fringe knotted at the asymmetrical hem and delicate shoulder ties. We guarantee you'll find ways to wear this dress over and over again.

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Plunging-V Midi Slip Dress

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Courtesy of Nasty Gal

What could be more romantic than eyelash lace peeking out on a bodice and lining a hem? Wear this slip to your winter courthouse wedding under a long chic coat.

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Body-Skimming V-Neck Slip Dress

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 Courtesy of Neiman Marcus

Supremely flattering, this slip has seams in all the right places to flatter your figure. A knee-length hemline calls for a pair of ornate shoes for a formal wedding or a pair of block-heeled sandals for a garden wedding.

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One-Shoulder Silk Slip Dress

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Courtesy of Shopbop

The delicate strap on this one-shoulder dress makes this slip both sophisticated and effortless. The soft grey tone is a beautiful neutral color and a great alternative to white.

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