Here's why I believe every woman (with the possible exception of women who only wear pants and jeans) need slips in their wardrobe.
Coverage: According to the magazine article, everyone knows we have legs, hence using slips for coverage is now obsolete. In my opinion, sheer dresses and skirts look better with coverage underneath. Even a light slip will provide enough opaqueness to give a clean look.
Proper Hang: Especially in the cooler months when tights are worn under many skirts; I have found that having a thin slip between my tights and my skirt allows my skirt to hang more freely without getting caught on the texture of my tights. Nothing looks worse than a straighter skirt clinging to colored legs!
Lengthen: Do you have a dress or skirt that's just a tad too short? Add a slip with an interesting hem and get an Anthropologie worthy new look! That inch or so of slip peaking out from beneath the hem will give you the length you want and add a touch of the unexpected. Be sure to color coordinate. You wouldn't want a white slip dipping below a black skirt (ever heard the expression "It's snowing down south"?); but why not play with the possibilities of mixing colors?
Expose: Truly, Desiree (Pull Your Socks Up) does this best. Wearing vintage slips as clothes themselves. The red slip below is the perfect example. The color is deep enough and provides enough coverage, that I could wear this as a dress. My sweet husband is all for this idea and when he first saw me in it, it was the first thing that came to his mind!
Lounge Wear: Terri (Rags Against the Machine) commented months ago that she now uses thrifted vintage slips to wear around the house in the warmer months. When you're lounging around the house anyway, why not look pretty? Again, according to Terri, husband approved and appreciated!
Take a look at some of my favorites in my collection. They're all thrifted and all vintage and all used quite often!
My all time favorite! In the deepest, will never fade, red!! And how about that bodice? Fits like a glove and has the BEST details!
A black half slip. Just necessary! This has given length to some shorter black skirts.
I wear the fool out of this one! Short enough to go under everything and those button front dresses are more comfortable with some coverage beneath.
Full slips probably get even less wear than half slips, but I just love them! Talk about a nice clean line under your clothes; these will give everything the perfect silhouette!
This one is a favorite! That adorned bodice and again, a great fit just make me feel pretty, in an old school kind of way. And what woman doesn't want to feel pretty?!
Seriously, I don't know how I could do without my slips.
Do you ever wear slips? Or does it seem out dated?