Best satin and silk midi skirts: The 25 best slip skirts for summer

Ellie Davis

You cannot underestimate the influence of the slip dress. Popularised in the 1990s by the likes of Kate Moss and Gwyneth Paltrow, the cult piece spurred an unwavering trend of underwear as outerwear.

No surprise that cousin to the slip dress has been co-opted into an everyday essential.

The slip skirt (or satin slip, half-slip or waist slip as it is also referred to) is no longer reserved as solely an undergarment.

At its onset slip skirts were used to make dresses hang better, prevent fabric transparency and to protect against the rubbing of coarse fabrics like wool.

The multipurpose piece is characterised as lightweight, body-skimming, shiny, and soft with an elasticated waistband and sometimes featuring lace embellishments.

The sell-out slip skirt is snapped up as soon as it hits the shelves, everywhere from US label Réalisation Par spearheading the trend with the cult Naomi style, to Topshop where the high street bellwether keeps re-releasing the popular style in an endless selection of colourways and patterns.

Style as an alternative to jeans, especially as the weather gets hotter with a logo t-shirt and white trainers or equally in winter, paired with ankle boots and a chunky knit for a casual look. For more formal occasions, a satin cami and barely there heels will transform the piece into a black tie-worthy ensemble.

See our favourites.

Spot Animal Satin Bias Midi Skirt

Go wild with this iteration that has been given a spotted animal twist and is available in a red, yellow or monochrome variety.

£35 | Topshop | Buy it now

The Naomi

The US cult label offer its Naomi slip in five covetable patterns, from a daisy or a leopard print, to hearts in two different colourways.

$180 | Realisation Par | Buy it now

Ganni Blakey leopard-print silk-blend skirt

For an effortlessly chic way to tap into the leopard trend, this skirt is offered by Scandi favourite Ganni.

£290 | Matches Fashion | Buy it now

Satin Finish Skirt

Pair this soft yellow midi skirt with a monochrome top and chunky white trainers

£29.99 | Zara | Buy it now

Chelsea Skirt

Composed of a luxe satin and cut on the bias, this Ghost skirt will be sure to make a statement whether you opt for the royal blue hue or its black or red counterparts.

£69 | Ghost | Buy it now

Midi satin skirt

For more structured styling try this breez and chic slip number in a light blue.

£35.99 | Mango | Buy it now

Polka Dot Satin Midi Skirt

This polka option from & Other Stories would work wonders as a wedding guest outfit paired with an elegant cream top or worn more casually with an oversized white or black t-shirt.

£59 | & Other Stories | Buy it now

UO Ombre Satin Bias Cut Midi Skirt

Combining two of our favourite trends this season, the slip skirt has been given the tie-dye treatment in purple, red and blue.

£25 | Urban Outfitters | Buy it now

Satin Bias Cut Skirt

Wear this rust coloured slip skirt for any occasion, from day to play. The colour looks good on everyone and it will fast become a reliable go-to when you don't know what else to wear.

£129 | Whistles | Buy it now

Satin Finish Skirt

Neon is having a real moment even spreading to the subtle slip, giving it a bolder look. We're all for it.

£25.99 | Zara | Buy it now

Bias Satin Midi Skirt

This season, the more leopard print, the better. Fill your wardrobe with the fierce pattern like this Anthopologie slip skirt.

£90 | Anthropologie | Buy it now

Pastel Leopard Bias Satin Midi Skirt

Swap out your winter neutrals for a pop of pastel with this lilac leopard slip.

£15 | Boohoo | Buy it now

Sleek Havoc Bias Cut Satin Skirt

Cut at a flattering bias hem, this slip skirt is all sunshine and summer. For a perfect pastel yellow piece look no further.

£28 | Nasty Gal | Buy it now

Bias Cut Silk Skirt - Leopard

Smart, flirtatious and beautiful — you could easily style this one seven days a week.

£105 | Silk Laundry | Buy it now

Satin Midi Skirt

To take you from the office, to the bar, this black slip from & Other Stories has the utmost versatility.

£59 | & Other Stories | Buy it now

Gold Lace Trim Bias Satin Skirt

Bringing slips to the next level, this gold Topshop option has a sexy side slit and lace trim.

£35 | Topshop | Buy it now

ASOS DESIGN bias cut satin midi skirt with splits

Sure to be snapped up quick, ASOS has taken an contemporary approaching to a slip skirt by adding side slits.

£28 | ASOS | Buy it now

Fierce Attitude Satin Midi Skirt

This Nasty Gal skirt in a bold leopard print would make for a fantastically easy holiday piece.

£25 | Nasty Gal | Buy it now

Josie Skirt

Offered in three transitional shades, this bias cut skirt from Ghost is simple but elegant.

£49 | Ghost | Buy it now

UO Lilac Satin Bias-Cut Midi Skirt

This slip skirt has a mid-rise waist and can be dressed up or down with the coordinating satin top in the same lilac hue.

£42 | Urban Outfitters | Buy it now

Touch By Touch Satin Midi Skirt

Major style points for this satin midi that's neutral enough for a huge range of events — even if that event is having a lazy coffee on a Saturday morning.

£25 | Nasty Gal | Buy it now

ASOS DESIGN bias cut satin slip midi skirt in bright floral

Turn any basic look into a super chic ensemble with this bright floral patterned slip skirt from ASOS.

£30 | ASOS | Buy it now

Floral Satin Bias Midi Skirt

Topshop’s slip skirts have become cult pieces with the same silhouette in different colourways and designs. One of our favourites? This floral option in pink or pistachio green.

£35 | Topshop | Buy it now

Theory Satin maxi skirt

Crafted from a luxurious fabric, the silver satin piece has been added straight to our basket (in our dreams).

£345 | Net-A-Porter | Buy it now

Olivia Von Halle Isla printed silk-satin midi skirt

Silk pjs expert Olivia Von Halle has been our go-to for stylish sleepwear that can be equally worn at as outerwear but now the brand has expanded into ready-to-wear for a covetable collection that includes this silk-satin zebra print slip skirt.

£280 | Net-A-Porter | Buy it now