Back in the day, slips weren’t meant to be seen, and there for a while, I kind of agreed. It was basically underwear, right? But thanks to Jennifer Garner’s accidental “work outfit” in 13 Going on 30, my own personal attempt at letting the layer peek out from skirts, and Blake Lively in this Marchesa treasure, I’m changing my opinion.

They’re way too pretty not to be seen! The slip dress, an actual garment that’s not considered lingerie but styled after the chemise, gives us the best of both worlds, sans the whole “that’s a nightgown” thing.

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Blake Lively’s floral embroidered slip dress is all thing sexy with cutouts, lace, and a skirt of tulle that displays just the right amount of skin. The Old Hollywood hair was clearly the only option for a dress like this. The occasion? She wore it to the Van Cleef & Arpels Celebration in New York City.

The dress isn’t out of the ordinary for the actress—she’s usually seen in statement gowns, verses a plain jain shifts.

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