The-come-to-bed trend (nightwear as outerwear) is still a big thing. If you can only afford one new dress this summer, go for the slip. The beauty of the slip dress is that it can be transformed depending on what you wear it with.

Here are three different ways to style a slip dress – amp up the glamour with vintage lace for a ladylike look or hang loose in an easygoing white slip dress.

1. Ladylike – vintage lace & sumptuous silk

Millie Mackintosh Slinky Tie Front Slip DressMillie Mackintosh Slinky Tie Front Slip Dress£95, ASOS


Team cream, off-white lace with navy or pink silk and costume jewellery and vintage inspired accessories. A longer-length slip dress falling just below the knee adds elegance, wear it with strappy high heels in a similar shade.

The deep-v-neck and tie front of this pink slip dress by Millie Mackintosh is a ladylike take on the slip dress.

2. Grungy girl, the rebellious slip

River Island Black snake lace slip dressBlack snake lace slip dress, £22, River Island


Wear a silky or lacey black short slip dress with a leather jacket and textured tights for a grungy nineties look. For added warmth and style layer an oversized loose-knit cardigan under the leather jacket.

Finish off with chunky heeled mules and a trilby hat or choker. Keep hair slept-in and tousled and you've got the Kate Moss circa 1990s grunge look sorted.

If a short slip dress isn't your thing go for a maxi slip dress in creased-on-purpose satin and team with chunky black boots for a grungy feel.

Topshop Satin Maxi Slip DressSatin Maxi Slip Dress, £55, Topshop


3. The casual white slip

Motel Noe Slip Dress in WhiteNoe Slip Dress in White, £20, Motel


Think lightweight linens, floaty cuts and partially sheer fabrics. Wear yours with a cropped denim jacket and a bucket bag thrown over the shoulder.

Finish the look with slip-on trainers, espadrilles or Converse for an easy off-duty look this summer.