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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A sleeveless dress with narrow shoulder straps, usually made from thin silky material.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A nightdress

Etymologies

slip +‎ dress (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The alternative at that point was the slipdress, a la Carolyn Bessette, something I was not into either.

    Archive 2007-05-01

  • I wore a turquois Monah Li slipdress with a t-shirt, that I had turned into a corsett-like cardigan.

    Monah Li: Dress Yourself in Confidence

  • It's not a tiny wispy slipdress that might as well be a nightgown and that has the moral authority of a wet Kleenex; no, this is a dress you could run a board meeting in, or order a mob hit in, or design a superconducting supercollider in okay, for that last, maybe if you found a lab coat that would fit over it.

    October 2006

  • Genevieve's slinky slipdress was chic, but her throwback suit was totally something Murphy Brown would have worn - and she was told to sign off.

    Toronto Sun

  • At $20, this shimmery embellished wedge is as affordable as it is chic (plus it's vegan - score!) paired with everything from an animal-print caftan, city shorts & a safari-style tee, or with a black silk slipdress that clings in all the right places.

    Fashiontribes.com Fashion Blog - Style, Beauty, Luxury Lifestyle & Shopping

  • Blowpop's Felice is one smoking hot little number that may be worn either as a cami and panties set, or as a slinky, snug slipdress.

    World of SL

  • The skirt prim panels for the slipdress are among the best I've seen, too.

    World of SL

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  • A slipdress is a woman's dress that closely resembles an underslip or petticoat. It is traditionally cut on the bias, with spaghetti straps. Slipdresses first became widely worn in the last decade of the 20th century, as part of the underwear-as-outerwear trend, when they were made from layered chiffon, polyester satins and charmeuse, and often trimmed with lace.

    June 23, 2015