2020 Has Quickly Become the Year of the Slip Dress

It’s no secret: I love ’90s fashion. I was born in the early ’90s, so I never really got to wear much of it—which is why I’m so happy it’s back in style. One of the most iconic pieces of the 1990s was the slip dress. It’s slinky, sexy, fun and actually available in plus-sizes. Although plus-size slip dresses aren’t quite as abundant as straight-sized slip dresses are (Who’s surprised?), there are still plenty of gorgeous options for curvy folks.

It’s always endlessly frustrating when an article of clothing is trendy, but there are only a few options in plus sizes. Everyone should have access to cute trends, and it’s upsetting when people who wear plus-sizes don’t. It’s 2020 and we all deserve to wear a damn slip dress! When the trend first started showing up in straight sizes, I immediately went on the hunt for what felt like an impossible treasure: plus-size slip dresses.

I looked at brand after brand, and felt like I was getting nowhere. Why couldn’t anyone make a slip dress in my size?! But, after scouring the Internet for what felt like days, I managed to find a few plus-size slip dresses worth shopping. A year later, the selection is much larger—and there are so many pieces you definitely need in your closet.

Yes, the selection is smaller than I’d like, but it’s a start. As the plus-size clothing community grows, and more brands introduce extended sizes into their collections, it’s important to remember that there’s still a long way to go. I shouldn’t have to dig through the dredges of the web to find plus-size slip dresses, when there are hundreds (probably thousands) available in straight sizes. If you know anyone who works in the fashion industry, remind them that everyone deserves to wear what’s trending and have it available in their size. End of story.

Here at Unruly, we’re committed to featuring plus-size pieces we genuinely love and want to share with you. We’re connected to an affiliate revenue program, which means we might make a small commission when you buy products through our shopping guides. This in no way affects the pieces we choose to feature, and it never will. (Confused? We’d love to answer any questions you have about this. Email us at beunrulyinfo@gmail.com!)

1. Fortune Seville Dress

A plus-size model wearing a green printed mini slip dress.

shop the look – $98 from Reformation


2. Chai Leopard Slip Dress

A plus-size model wearing a dark leopard print slip dress.

shop the look – $104.90 from Good American


3. Cowl Back Later Maxi Dress

A plus-size model wearing a periwinkle maxi slip dress.

shop the look – $28 from Nasty Gal


4. Jenny Yoo Emerald Bentley Velvet Dress

A plus-size model wearing a dark green velvet slip dress.

shop the look – $198 from Anthropologie


5. Sleeking for Ourselves Satin Dress

A plus-size blush pink maxi slip dress.

shop the look – $28 from Nasty Gal


6. Moss Bias Slip Dress

A plus-size model wearing an olive green slip dress.

shop the look – $120 from Anthropologie


7. Bengal Seville Dress

A plus-size model wearing a cheetah print mini slip dress.

shop the look – $98 from Reformation


8. Mandy Dress

A plus-size model wearing a black mini slip dress.

shop the look – $59 from Adore Me


9. Jenny Yoo English Rose Bentley Velvet Dress

A plus-size model wearing a brown velvet slip dress.

shop the look – $198 from Anthropologie


10. Blue Tie-Dye Print Satin Midi Dress

A plus-size model wearing a blue tie-dye slip dress.

shop the look – $23 from PrettyLittleThing


11. Black Seville Dress

A plus-size model wearing a black mini slip dress.

shop the look – $98 from Reformation


12. Printed Bias Slip Dress

A plus-size pink zebra print slip dress.

shop the look – $128 from Anthropologie


13. Jenny Yoo Olive Bentley Velvet Dress

A plus-size model wearing an olive green velvet slip dress.

shop the look – $198 from Anthropologie


14. Black Midi Cami Slip Dress

A plus-size model wearing a black slip dress.

shop the look – $29 from ASOS


15. Green Flame Print Satin Midi Dress

A plus-size model wearing a teal printed slip dress.

shop the look – $33 from PrettyLittleThing


16. Leopard Printed Bias Slip Dress

A plus-size model wearing a cheetah print slip dress.

shop the look – $128 from Anthropologie


17. Cowl Back Later Maxi Dress

A plus-size model wearing a purple maxi slip dress.

shop the look – $28 from Nasty Gal


18. Satin Cami Dress

A plus-size black mini slip dress.

shop the look – $19.99 from Forever 21


19. Wild Fable Blue Crushed Velvet Dress

A plus-size model wearing a teal velvet mini slip dress.

shop the look – $20 from Target


20. Wild Night Jungle Slip Dress

A plus-size model wearing a green printed slip dress.

shop the look – $104.90 from Good American


21. Marni Tie-Dye Slip Dress

A plus-size model wearing an orange tie-dye slip dress.

shop the look – $118 from Anthropologie


22. The Midnight Leopard Burnout Dress

A plus-size model wearing a black slip dress.

shop the look – $125.90 from Good American


23. Moody Floral Slip Dress

A plus-size model wearing a floral slip dress.

shop the look – $149 from Good American