The Iconic ’90s Slip Dress Is Back—and Available in Plus Sizes

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 (to an extent). Although plus-size slip dresses aren’t floating around everywhere, there are still several options for curvy folks.

I always get so frustrated when an article of clothing is super trendy, but there are, like, five 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 I want to wear a damn slip dress! So, I went on the hunt for what felt like an impossible treasure. 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.

Yes, the selection is small, 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 16 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. It’s Cowl or Never Asymmetric Dress

pink plus-size slip dress

shop it — $18 from Nasty Gal


2. Cowl Neck Slip Dress

gray plus-size slip dress

shop it — $28.80 from ASOS


3. Slip Dress with Lace Trim

light turquoise plus-size slip dress

shop it — $89.95 from Eloquii


4. Printed Bias Slip Dress

leopard print plus-size slip dress

shop it — $128 from Anthropologie


5. Sleeveless Dress in Red

coral plus-size slip dress

shop it — $17.49 from Target


6. Sleeveless Midi Slip Dress

white and brown ombre plus-size slip dress

shop it — $89 from Addition Elle


7. Sleeveless Slip Dress

green gingham plus-size slip dress

shop it — $17.49 from Target


8. Midi Slip Dress

black plus-size slip dress with lace details

shop it — $46 from ASOS


9. Leopard Print Satin Slip Dress

leopard print plus-size slip dress

shop it — $17.49 from Target


10. Velvet Cami Dress

blue and black ombre plus-size slip dress

shop it — $9 from ASOS


11. Seville Dress Es

Black Knee-Length Plus-Size Slip Dress

shop it — $98 from Reformation


12. BHLDN Kari Dress

light pink Plus-Size Slip Dress

shop it — $168 from BHLDN


13. Cowl Ruched Maxi Dress

pink long plus-size slip dress

shop it — $13 from Pretty Little Thing


14. Bates Dress

animal print plus-size slip dress

shop it — $128 from Reformation


15. Get What I Want Slip Dress

yellow plus-size slip dress

shop it — $29.99 from Fashion Nova


16. Strappy Cowl Midi Dress

black plus-size slip dress with slit

shop it — $17 from Pretty Little Thing