This Is the One Item I Guarantee Every French Girl Has in Her Closet RN

Whether it’s “Oui” or “Non,” we trust French women to tell it how it is when it comes to anything fashion. In the case of the slip dress, the answer is a loud and united “Oui.” We wanted to do a little experiment and find out which dress style all of the French girls on our Instagram feed were depending on. Amongst babydoll silhouettes and puff sleeves, we noticed that slip dresses were the one item that all of our favorite fashion girls across the pond were leaning on.

We can’t think of a more dependable item in our wardrobe than the classic slip dress. It has gone everywhere with us, from late nights to exciting trips with friends and even to bed! It’s funny to think that the item that has become such a routine out-and-about piece for us was originally initiated as nothing but a sleeping gown. Well, we can thank the ’90s for changing that.

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Spotted on cultural icons from experimentative Rihanna to the traditional Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy this dress was truly made for any woman. We are sure you already have a slip dress or two in your closet so this article will surely come in handy. Have a little scroll and you’ll discover 10 new inspo to wear yours, and a few new ones worth buying. 

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Straight Up

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Wearing nothing but a slip dress never fails. This simple look will take you from casual date nights to extravagant weddings.

Silk on Silk

While most people opt for a cotton poplin button-down over their slip dress, why don’t you try pairing yours with a silk one? The fabrics look so fabulous together. 

Summer Whites

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Nothing wins us over faster than an all-white outfit. So chic and sophisticated—make us miss summer! You have to try this out.

Leather Weather

Polka dots are such a French girl move, so if you’re planning on wearing a slip dress might as well add the playful pattern to the mix. We love how good it looks with a leather jacket.

Cut-outs Galore

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If you already have a plethora of slip dresses in your closet, we bet you don’t have this one. Adding cutouts is a fun idea to give the classic silhouette a modern twist.

Colorful Cutie

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Introducing some bright colors into your closet is never a bad idea. Playing around with different combinations has become some of our hobbies, and we highly suggest you do it too. Orange and pink are so good together.

Summer in South of France

We’ve never seen an outfit that screams South of France more than this one, and we are obsessed. Let’s book our flights now, okay? But we are ordering this look for every single vacation.

Business Casual

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Get ready for the workweek in style. We love any opportunity to add a blazer to our look, and a slip dress is no exception. This is an easy way to guarantee an A+ on your look.

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Shop Slip Dresses

SHEIN SXY Marble Print Draped Ruched Wrap Hem Satin Cami Dress

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SHEIN SXY Plus Drawstring Ruched Split Hem Dress

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SHEIN SXY Plus Tie Backless Draped Drawstring Asymmetrical Hem Halter Dress

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SHEIN Plus Half Button Cami Dress

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SHEIN SXY Plus Solid Waffle Knit Cami Dress

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Plus Cut Out Back Split Thigh Tank Nightdress

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Deep V Back Satin Cami Dress

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SHEIN SXY Slit Thigh Satin Cami Dress

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Plus Colorblock Cut Out Backless Satin Cami Dress

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SHEIN Plus Knot Shoulder Lace Trim Allover Floral Slip Nightdress

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SHEIN SXY Plus Textured Cami Dress

US$18.00

SHEIN SXY Backless Satin Halter Dress

US$17.00

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Stand Out This Summer With These Statement Accessories

Good outfits are great, but curated ensembles with statement accessories are better. This summer, it’s all about bright adventurous pieces that can take your wardrobe basics to new heights. Think tinted eyewear, kitschy hair clips, and striking handbags – all of which require minimal effort to style on your part. Ahead, we’ve pulled together some of the most sought-after summer add-ons to shop now.

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Bad Decisions, Great Outfits: The Euphoria Style Guide

A whopping 2.4 million viewers tuned in to watch Euphoria’s season 2 premiere. HBO’s riveting no-holds-barred drama (complete with an unreliable narrator and some questionable decision-making) has captivated audiences – from cool-kid Gen-Z’s to wannabees – with its juicy plot and ethereal style.

As glitter devotees and avid fans, we’d be lying if we said we weren’t captivated by the show each Sunday. The cinematography, the lighting, the makeup. Most importantly: the outfits.

Costume designer Heidi Bivens has no qualms about dolling up her sixteen-year-old drug addicts in the latest high fashion. That contrast is assisted by her forays and familiarity with the best of the best in L.A. designer vintage. Lucky for us, many Shein brands embody a similar aesthetic, allowing us to tap into the look and feel of the show’s style. Want to dress like your favorite characters? Look no further.

RUE BENNETT: Messy Androgynous Glory.

We were first struck by Rue’s style in the pilot as it is so different from our own. She’s a tomboy, messy, and lowkey grunge — simple enough that you don’t have to overanalyze it. She’ll wear masculine, boxy clothing and revert to comfy when in doubt. Funky-dyed t-shirts, jeans, and — always — a beat-up pair of black Chucks. 

SHOP LIKE RUE

JULES VAUGHN: Consciously Styled Textures.

Jules’s style is perhaps one of our favorites because of its intentionality. Hunter Schafer, the actress who plays her, spoke to Jules’s desire to conquer femininity by conquering men in the first season. By the beginning of the second season, she’s more willing to embrace her interior life instead of seeking external validation. That epiphany ripples throughout her style; as an aspiring fashion student, she chooses interesting layers and artistic statements on the cutting edge that align with her quirky spirit of adventure. She doesn’t wear outfits; she wears looks.

SHOP LIKE JULES:

FEZCO: Colorful Retro-Inspired Streetwear.

Fezco has won many of us over as the drug dealer with a heart of gold. Fezco and Ashtray both entered the family business early, assuming roles as business partners rather than children. As such, viewers have noted that Fezco’s expressive, primary-colored style could be a plea to hold onto bits of childhood that he never got to have — a tender contrast between the Glock in his hand and his M&M patterned pajamas. He opts for a boldly printed polo fit, an almost retro vibe that’s visually pleasing on the screen. Anything with stripes or color blocking? Oh boy.

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KAT HERNANDEZ: Kinky & Confused?

Kat’s season two evolution means admitting her leather-strap-and-loud-make-up-wearing persona was fake: she can’t go back to her faux confidence. What she wanted originally doesn’t feel good now, and she struggles with that change. 

When in doubt, she reverts to her black/leather/hot styles like this vinyl bustier ($11) and body harness ($13), while also trying on a softer “girlfriend” look à la Cassie Howard. Her Season 2 looks are sexy and dark, but more grounded than Season 1: flattering dark jeans and a denim jacket with expressive detailing are safe bets for reassurance.

SHOP LIKE KAT:

CASSIE HOWARD: Naïve Pastels with Sex Appeal.

Make no mistake: this is Cassie’s season. Although she’s the sexy one, she also needs to be able to pretend she’s innocent, to retreat into her girlishness upon confrontation; in Season One, it’s what McKay found frustrating. Baby blue and baby pink soften her, and she’s already so vulnerable.

In Season Two, her style can best be summed up as “plausible deniability.” It’s all revealing pastel dresses and delicate tops (and of course, lacy lingerie for those lucky enough to see it). She’s clinging to the elements of her appearance that stereotypically cast her as a good person (she confesses in the Season Two premiere, “I don’t think I’m a good person”) while regretting her bad choices. 

SHOP LIKE CASSIE:

MADDY PEREZ: Powerfully Recognizable.

Maddy’s fierce, confident, and a bit scary. She’s the one defining the looks, while the other girls try to copy her in the hopes that her strength will rub off on them. That I.Am.Gia set ($28) from last season made the rounds! In high school terms, she’d be the one to get dress coded. She wears cropped sweater sets and skin-tight jumpsuits, and even her basics have cutouts (like in this bodysuit).

Maddy also significantly believes in style as reflective of money and status. She’ll use it to get what she wants from affluent men, and she sees it as a symbol of how far she’s come from her background. She’s likely to use flashy designers and labels when possible — or at least try them on while babysitting.

SHOP LIKE MADDY:

LEXI HOWARD: Our Cottage core Queen.

Cassie and Lexi share similar styles in that they’re both understated. For Lexi, this translates more into a warm, nostalgic look that’s friendly and a little old-fashioned. Think cottagecore meets theater kid. 

Lexi wears braided crowns, plaid pants, and orange puffy sleeve blouses, and we love her for it. Think structured tops with ruffles — polished. She won’t command the room, but you’ll appreciate the detail once you notice it. She vibes with the brands in our latest loafer roundup too.

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NATE JACOBS: The All-American Boy Next Door.

Let’s get fratty. Nate cares deeply about appearances and concealing his major psychological issues. He’s the star quarterback, the golden son, and he must dress to emphasize those attributes. He has money but won’t use it to be showy; he’ll retreat to reliable, recognizable brands and sharp silhouettes that make him look and feel in control.

When in doubt, he’ll opt for classic and sporty, even more so than anybody on this list. Give nobody any reason to look closer. His basics will be high quality and usually expensive but will be versatile and lasting.

SHOP LIKE NATE:

Take a seat (and maybe a shot) and settle in and head over to HBOMAX to watch Euphoria — and a crash course in L.A. vintage. The kids might make bad decisions, but they sure make great outfits.

THE BOOT TREND You Can Wear All Season Long

Do you get excited about planning your outfit around your footwear? And are you looking for a boot style you can wear now through next year? We got you, and we’re going west, specifically with these affordable boots from Shein. 

When prepping this story, we wanted to select a trend that’s here to stay (and sexy, of course). Enter the Solei Stud Boots. They are total hot girl vibes. Studs. Suede. Subtle heel. Say no more for us … but we will. 

The style is comfortable enough for all-day wear and makes any simple outfit pop. With the textured material and silver detailing, the luxe boots are the perfect addition to your shoe collection. Ahead, our managing editor, Kayla, shows how you can style the on-trend boots with different outfits. 

PS: you’ll get so much wear out of the boots this holiday season, especially if you like to spice up your wardrobe with statement footwear. See the BeautyLeeBar-approved looks and shop the chic shoes below. 

Look 1: Day 

Dress or Skirt Set + Blazer + Boots
You can really elevate any daytime look with the Western-inspired boots. We love the idea of pairing them with a skirt or dress to truly make your outfit feel special.

Look 2: Night

Black Jeans + Black Top + Boots
Give your go-to black-on-black look some edge with the Solei boots. You’ll definitely be the most interesting to look at in the room. 

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