For the longest time, I felt I was on the outside looking in on the slip-dress trend. I’m busty and prefer to wear a bra at all times, but when you’re a 32G, even strapless bras can peek out over the top of your dresses. So I resigned myself to the fact that, as much as I loved them, slip dresses were a trend I’d have to sit out on. Then along came Ghost’s Palm Dress.
Since breaking out on the fashion scene, Ghost has become one of my all-time-favourite dress brands. I own its iconic Jenna Dress in three colourways (blue, black and pink, in case you’re wondering), which I managed to snap up in various sales. I’ve also recently dabbled in the Luella, which is just as excellent. However, out of all Ghost dresses, the Palm has perhaps piqued my excitement the most. As I’ve alluded, it’s a slip dress, but one with a subtle V-point scoop neckline and straps thick enough to wear over even my comfiest bra. If I could have designed my perfect slip dress, it would look exactly like this.
It’s available in four chic shades—deep taupe, peach, sage and khaki—and when the dress first launched, the green hues swiftly sold out, with only a handful of sizes remaining in the pinkier tones. However, during a recent scout of the Ghost website, I noticed that the dress has finally been restocked in all colours. This is great news as, if the dress fits me like the Ghost dresses I already own do, I know I’ll be tempted to treat myself to a couple of them, mainly because I think they’re going to be so handy and versatile.
That said, I don’t like to leave anything to chance, so I decided to put the Ghost Palm dress to the visual test by creating outfit builds around it. I took pieces similar to items I already own to ensure I get adequate wear out of it, and in a matter of minutes, I whipped up five stylish looks to see me through every autumn occasion.
I’ve chosen the taupe shade for this exercise, as it goes with most of my existing wardrobe, but I truly believe that each shade will loan itself beautifully to the outfits I’ve assembled. So from after-dark drinks to autumnal walks, scroll on to see five ways I intend on wearing Ghost’s Palm Dress, aka the most versatile dress of the year. Then, at the end, I’ve included all of the shades for you to choose from. Happy browsing!