Slips are a very important undergarment that most women today forget about. Not only do they look sexy and feel luxurious against the skin, they are also very functional. When wearing vintage clothing, it is always a good idea to wear a slip to protect the old fabrics from oils and dirt on our skin, thus preserving the garment and extending its' wear.
A full slip is a one-piece silk under dress. In the 20's and 30's, thinner fabrics became popular choices for dresses, so a full slip was a must-have for a lady's modesty and to protect the delicate fabrics from snags caused by hooks on girdles.
Waist slips or half slips are worn in the same manner as full slips but are more plain and worn as an under skirt instead of a whole dress. Find original vintage slips at Dollhouse Bettie
vintage style full and half slips from HerRoom
Petticoats or crinolines are another type of slip, often worn to give a garment a full shape. They often come in pretty colors or with lace detail that looks very pretty when peeking out from under your dress.
|petticoats at Modcloth|