25 Slip Dresses for an Effortless Wedding Day Look

Minimalist? Check. Stunning? Absolutely.
Satin maxi dress with spaghetti straps and front slit
Ariel Kanter - The Knot Contributor.
Ariel Kanter
Ariel Kanter - The Knot Contributor.
Ariel Kanter
The Knot Contributor
  • Ariel is a freelance food and lifestyle writer living in Highland Park, Illinois.
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Updated Dec 28, 2021
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While there's something classic and romantic about a fairytale-inspired ball gown, your wedding dress vision might be more simplistic and streamlined. Enter: slip wedding dresses, which are both sexy and sophisticated. Their slim silhouette allows for effortless movement, making them ideal for beach weddings, elopements or simply anyone who prefers an understated (but chic) look. Need some style inspiration? These slip gowns will make you feel as elegant as ever, without the fanfare of corsets, hooks or lots of tulle. Keep reading to check out our favorite styles you can shop now.

Camila Coelho Reyna Maxi Dress

Spaghetti straps, cowl neckline and front slit

With thin spaghetti straps, an asymmetrical cowl neck and a high slit, this satin floor-length slip wedding dress is a stylish option for brides on a budget. While it's affordable, this piece compromises nothing—it's elegant, sexy and flattering.

DB Studio Ruched Skinny Strap Dress with Lace Slit

Spaghetti straps with subtle V-neck, embellished belt and front slit

The ruching at the bust and waist on this eye-catching bridal gown makes it ultra-flattering, hugging your curves at all the right places. And while the top may be more traditional, the bottom is anything but, with a lace-trimmed slit that hits just above the knee.

Vince Beaded Slip Dress

V-neck tea length dress with beading on bodice

The barely-there spaghetti straps on this delicate slip wedding dress are lined with beaded embellishments, giving the dress a 1920s flapper vibe. While it's perfectly suitable for walking down the aisle (especially if you're throwing a Gatsby-themed wedding), we love that the ankle length and oat stone color of this dress make it easy to re-wear. After your wedding, pair it with boots and a leather jacket for a night out.

Watters Mirall Gown

One shoulder with cowl neck and front slit

Sultry and chic, this one-shoulder slip wedding dress has a line of buttons down the front that steal the show. Customize the height of the slit to reveal as little or as much leg as you want.

Retrofête Rebecca Velvet-Trimmed Sequin Chiffon Dress

Spaghetti strap and cowl neckline with sequin details and front slit

Add a little sparkle to your wedding day look with this allover sequin dress that was made for a winter wonderland theme. The slinky dress is finished with an adjustable white velvet sash and front slit to accentuate your waist and legs.

Lulus Love All of Me Champagne Satin Maxi Dress

Wide straps and fit and flare skirt

With wide straps, a scoop neckline and a low back, this satin gown is simple but oh-so sexy. The subtle flared skirt extends into a chapel-length train for a total bridal moment.

Reformation Tullamore Dress

Silk dress with keyhole detail on neckline and spaghetti straps

Cut from 100% silk charmeuse, this wedding gown is an effortless throw-on-and-go look if you want to be ready in a flash. It's finished with a lace trim at the hem and buttons down the back.

Nicholas x Revolve Simone Dress

Silk maxi dress with belt and slit in front

The belt detail on this 100% silk maxi makes it stand out from the typical slip wedding dress. The sexy style also also has a side slit, slight cowl neckline and built-in bandeau bra.

Aidan by Aidan Mattox Crystal Strap Satin Gown

Satin maxi dress with crystal spaghetti straps and subtle cowl neck

Crystal-embellished spaghetti straps give this satin slip a hint of sparkle. And while it's available in classic ivory, it also comes in a bright rose pink hue that's perfect for a prewedding event or a nontraditional look as you walk down the aisle.

Jenny by Jenny Yoo Marnie Gown

Fit and flare dress with v-neck and spaghetti straps

A court-length train and daringly deep V-neckline give this bridal dress major Old Hollywood vibes. With an empire waist and an open scoop back, it's ultra-flattering for any body type, and it's available in size 0 to 26.

Eloquii Satin Slip Dress

Long sleeve satin midi dress with front slit

This plus-size midi-length slip dress features a V-neckline, spaghetti straps and a straight fit accented by a side slit. It's a luxe, sophisticated option for your wedding and it's machine washable, making it a versatile piece you can wear again and again.

Fame and Partners The Ellie Dress

Side cut outs and backless maxi dress with front slit

Be the ultimate Cool Bride in this modern slip wedding dress. The back of the gown makes a statement with straps and cutouts, while the thigh-high slits on either side of the skirt ensure that you're ready to move and groove on the dance floor.

M.M. LaFleur Nene Slip Dress

Champagne midi dress with spaghetti straps

You wouldn't believe that this slip wedding dress is machine-washable, but it is. While it's perfect for a low-key courthouse ceremony or microwedding, it'd be equally appropriate for a cute date night if you pair it with a denim jacket and sneakers.

ASOS Rosanna Satin Cami Dress

Satin maxi dress with spaghetti straps and front slit

There are subtle details throughout this alluring wedding dress, including a thigh-high slit, side ruching and low back. The draping at the waist is super flattering and the silky finish gives the dress a beautiful, luxe feel.

Max Mara Gaetana Satin Midi Dress

Blush satin midi dress with spaghetti straps and cowl neckline

If you've ever thought about wearing a pink wedding dress, this blush satin midi is a worthy contender. The simple slip wedding dress has a cowl neckline and thin, adjustable straps.

Show Me Your Mumu Tuscany Maxi Slip Dress

Ivory maxi dress with cowl neckline and crisscross spaghetti straps

Available in both ivory and champagne (and five other non-white hues), this luxe satin slip is an ideal bridal gown for the low-key bride. Adjustable criss-cross spaghetti straps ensure a perfect fit, while the cowl neckline gives a romantic, feminine look—and has a built-in bra.

Alice & Olivia Harmony Mini Slip Dress

Ivory mini dress with spaghetti straps

Floor-length and midi-length slip wedding dresses aren't your only options. The mini length of this LWD is perfect for a bridal shower, bachelorette party or rehearsal dinner look. Plus, this simple style sets the stage for you to get creative with your accessories, like a statement pair of high heels, jewelry or bold makeup.

Rosie Assoulin Midi Dress

Silver silk midi dress with slit and pearl cold shoulder

You're guaranteed to wow your guests with this flapper-inspired midi dress embellished with removable pearl strands around the neck and shoulders. Made from 100% silk, it's a luxurious closet staple that you'll have forever.

Galvan Ushuaia Halter Silk Slip Dress

Ivory silk maxi dress with asymmetrical halter neck

If spaghetti straps aren't your thing, this unique slip wedding dress has a halter neckline that beautifully showcases your shoulders and collarbone. Long sashes drape down one side of this floor-length gown, which also has an asymmetrical back. Choose this if you're going for a sophisticated, glam look.

Grace Loves Lace Bella Gown

Draped maxi dress with spaghetti straps and front slit

With an ultra-high front slit, this crepe de chine silk wedding dress is sexy and fashion-forward. The draped fabric on the bodice wraps your curves in all the right spots, and two long sashes tie in a bow at the back.

Adrianna Papell Hand-Beaded Slip Dress

Detailed beaded dress with train and V-neck

Adorned with intricate allover beading, this slip wedding dress was made for a formal occasion. It's sexy and elegant, with a floor-length hem, thin straps and plunging V-back.

Show Me Your Mumu Verona Cowl Dress

Ivory draped midi dress with V-neck cowl neckline

This chic midi slip wedding dress has barely-there spaghetti straps, a loose cowl neckline and a figure-flattering bias cut that results in beautifully draped fabric. It comes in a range of sizes from XXS to 3X and 18 different colors, in case classic white isn't your style.

AIIFOS Courtney Dress

Champagne midi dress with subtle high to low and gold crisscross back

Gold chain crisscross straps accent this classic slip wedding dress. The midi length style would also be chic for an engagement party or honeymoon look.

Michael Lo Sordo Georgia Crystal-Trimmed Silk Maxi Halter Dress

Silk maxi dress with side slit and halter neckline

Jaws will drop when you turn around in this backless slip wedding dress. The minimalistic silk gown is anything but basic, with a halter neckline, crystal racerback strap and side slit adding flair to this refined style.

ASOS Rosie Satin Cami Wedding Dress

Maxi dress with square neckline and spaghetti straps

This sleek, square neckline gown offers a play on the classic slip wedding dress with a long, gathered skirt that will twist and move with you as you dance the night away. Plus, the adjustable spaghetti straps let you easily customize the fit.

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