5 Ways I’m Styling Madewell’s Satin Slip Skirt


Satin skirts (aka slip skirts) have traditionally never worked for me because they’re either too loose at the waist, too tight on the hips, or the fabric feels too thin and flimsy. But because they’re so incredibly versatile, I was determined to find the perfect one. I mean, they can be dressed up with heels, paired down with sneakers, or styled for any occasion, from formal to casual and pretty much everything in between. And finally, my search paid off with this gem from Madewell—it’s absolutely fantastic.

Madewell satin slip skirt

skirt (4, also at Madewell) | t-shirt (m, also at Saks) | sandals (also at Nordstrom)| necklace | sunglasses

What makes this skirt stand out is how it flatters curves so well. Instead of the usual small, medium, or large, it comes in numbered sizes (00-16), ensuring a perfect fit. Plus, the fabric (Lenzing EcoVero viscose – a sustainably produced fiber using pulp made from renewable wood sources) is soft, breathable, and just thick enough for good coverage. The trick is to size down—I usually wear a size 6 but opted for a 4 in this skirt (and some reviewers even went down two sizes).

How I’m Styling Madewell’s Satin Slip Skirt

I shared this skirt with you all a few weeks back, and ever since, I’ve been playing around with various ways to wear it. I’m pushing myself to get creative and think beyond the usual – though I have to admit, pairing it with a simple black tee still remains a classic favorite.

1. With a Denim Jacket

satin slip skirt and denim jacket outfit

skirt (4, more sizes and colors here) | denim jacket (xs, also at Nordstrom) | similar boots

Speaking of classic favorite, a simple denim jacket will always work. I’m loving the modern twist on this one from Free People. I’m wearing it here with combat boots (it’s not warm here yet), but I could easily swap those out for sneakers or sandals.

2. With a Vest (& Cardigan)

slip skirt and cardigan outfit

skirt (4, more sizes and colors here) | vest (s) | similar cardigan | similar boots

I’ve been experimenting with new ways to style Gap’s linen vest, and pairing it with the skirt wasa fun little twist. I layered on a matching cardigan for some extra warmth, but I can easily wear it on its own when the weather warms up.

3. Dressed up with a Button Up

button-up shirt tucked into a slip skirt outfit idea

skirt (4, more sizes and colors here) | bodysuit (s, more sizes/colors here) | similar heels

Technically, this button-up is a bodysuit, and what’s great is that the skirt’s fabric is thick enough to comfortably layer it underneath (without seeing crazy panty lines). It’s a win-win because I don’t have to fuss with tucking in excess fabric.

4. Dressed Down with a Graphic Tee

slip skirt and graphic tee outfit

skirt (4, more sizes and colors here) | sneakers | similar t-shirt

One of the simplest ways to give the skirt a more casual vibe is by pairing it with a graphic tee and sneakers. There’s something effortlessly cool about the combination of a laid-back tee and comfy sneaks (and I finally took Shana’s advice and bought myself a pair of Sambas–I just signed up for an email notification once they were back in stock because they’re always out!).

5. Dressed Down with a Cropped Hoodie

slip skirt and cropped hoodie outfit

skirt (4, more sizes and colors here) | Vans | hoodie (m)

My checkered Vans have once again become a go-to choice—they’ve been a staple in my wardrobe for years now (and Shana’s, and Laura’s)! As for this hoodie, it’s from a local brewery around here, but I managed to track down the same style online (sans the brewery branding). Let me tell you, it’s incredibly soft and cozy, and the fit is just perfect.

Any other style combos you’d recommend? Let me know in the comments!




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