Slip dresses for weddings, are they appropriate? Are they flattering? Should you try one on? The answer is yes, yes, and absolutely yes! We’re huge fans of satin slip wedding dresses because of all that sleek, sexy material. A slip wedding dress is traditional and elegant but laid back and easy to style. They make the ideal match for almost any kind of wedding because they’re so versatile! Adding some accessories can completely change the look! We’ve gathered 28 of our favourite styles from our real brides with different necklines, styles and designs to find the best slip wedding dresses for 2023! Let’s dive into this luxurious satin inspiration including dresses from our Recommended SuppliersHalfpenny London and Made With Love

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Best Slip Wedding Dresses With Inspiration From Our Real Brides 

Best Classic Satin Slip Dresses

Are satin slip dresses appropriate for weddings? The answer is yes! Actually, anything you want to wear to your wedding is appropriate! Whether you're a fan of bridal suits and jumpsuits or short wedding dresses, you can absolutely wear them all. One of the reasons why slip wedding dresses are appropriate is because they're so elegant and chic. The glossy satin material adds a quiet luxury element to your day and the more fitted nature of the dress is laid back enough to not be super in-your-face but still flattering! Below are some classic styles we love.

Grace Loves Lace Honey Silk

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A Grace Loves Lace gown always gives you that chic and sophisticated bridal look. As seen on one of the real brides above, you already know that this looks good! All you need to do is shop...



Milanoo Criss Cross Slip Dress


If you're shopping on a budget, we're here to provide the goods. This dress from Milanoo has that same sexy criss-cross back design in gorgeous sleek material for a cheaper price!


Cowl Neck or Strapless Slip Dresses For Weddings

The beauty of slip dresses for weddings is in their simplicity. However, if you did want to add a little something to your dress, why not experiment with the neckline? Choose a cowl neck or strapless moment depending on what you feel is comfortable for you! If choosing a cowl neck, consider adding a dainty wedding necklace to accessorise. Whereas a strapless wedding dress is a match made in heaven with some statement pearl earrings! So chic! Take a look at this real wedding to see how the bride wore her dress throughout the day into the evening.

Saint Laurent Strapless Silk Gown


Let it all hang loose! That satin is an immediate yes from us! How could you resist the elegant simplicity?


Noel And Jean by Katie May Gown


If you're looking for a bit more structure to your wedding dress, strapless can help! The ruched waist helps define your sexy curves!


Best Open Back Satin Slip Dresses

Slip wedding dresses are traditionally long and have quite high coverage of the chest but if you'd like to take the saying 'business in the front and party in the back' literally, then an open-back slip wedding dress is the way to go. Satin dresses are so flattering because of the way the material hugs the right curves and elegantly glosses over others. Normally, most brides have their dream wedding dress envisioned in their head but we highly recommend trying on some different styles you wouldn't always go for because you might surprise yourself!

Grace Loves Lace Oceania Dress

As seen on real bride, Chloe, above, this Grace Loves Lace wedding dress is giving cool and sexy chic! Can you see why we've dedicated a whole article to satin slip wedding dresses? They're amazing!


Norma Kamali Satin Wedding Dress


An open-back wedding dress is sure to make your guests gasp as you walk down the aisle, so go on and give them that show-stopping moment they'll be talking about for years after!


Halter Neck Slip Dresses

Halter neck slip dresses for weddings are one of our absolute favourite styles! Drawing onlookers' eyes up to the shoulders automatically balances your frame out. A halter-neck wedding dress looks great with long flowing locks or a sleek or messy updo! We have plenty of wedding hair inspiration if you need some help making a decision. Just take a look at our brides below to see how they did it!

Halfpenny London Cheryl Dress


Seen on real bride, Lora, this wedding dress by Halfpenny London is everything a classic bride needs. We are OBSESSED with halter neck styles!


Club L London unstoppable dress


Looking for that affordable alternative? Club L London's bridal collection is stunning! This halter-neck unstoppable wedding dress will fit like it was made for you!


The Best Plunge Satin Slip Dresses

Slip dresses for weddings are definitely a show-stopping moment without being extravagant with a full-on princess wedding skirt! If your back and shoulders aren't an area you want to show off, consider a deeper v-neck or plunging neckline. The floor-length gown is just so classic and is perfect for a more modern bride seeking a contemporary city wedding or adding a more laid-back take on the traditional country house wedding.

Zeta Rixo Wedding Dress


This Rixo dress has a plunging neckline but also comes with a cape to give you modesty if and when you need! It's the best of both worlds.


ASOS EDITION Emily cami wedding dress

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This ASOS dress is giving us whimsical fairy princess vibes. The flowing fabric and loose silhouette is one of our fave designs here!


Sparkly Slip Dresses For Weddings

Now you know we just love a bit of sparkle! Here are some brides that do too! Opt for sparkle on your actual dress with some beading or sequins or choose to add on extras. These brides have chosen sparkly capes and glittering veils, which are great if you think you might like to build on your sparkle and remove them at certain points throughout your wedding day. Keep it stripped back and sleek for your ceremony before adding on a sparkling cape for your reception. The choice is all yours!



With a trumpet skirt and long balloon sleeves, this Whistles sequin wedding dress is the definition of a church wedding at 2 pm and a dance party at 8 pm. You'll look glam all day long!


ASOS EDITION Alexa sequin wrap dress


Now, if you're looking to change into a party dress for your reception this is the one you need. Imagine the spotlights shining on you in this full sequin dress from ASOS...perfection!


Halter neck, cowl neck, strapless, and open back, we've got all of the most popular styles of slip wedding dresses!

Are any of these best slip wedding dresses for you? Take a look at our wedding dress guide for some more tips and info before you go shopping! Another thing that can completely transform your wedding look is your nails. Don't underestimate the power of your nail colour! Here are 88 wedding nail ideas!

Leah Blundell

Written by Leah Blundell

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