A half slip is lingerie that’s meant to be worn under dresses or skirts. It begins at the waist and falls to the knee or lower.
Intuitively, it’s basically a slip cut in half. Half slips are worn:
to add another layer of fabric under garments that may incorporate a see-through material,
to help dresses fall properly so they don’t stick between a woman’s leg,
and to save the skin from rubbing against coarse fabrics like wool.
If you’ve seen the Rocky Horror Picture Show, the skirt that Janet is wearing for most of the film is one of the most famous half slips on screen.
Buying Tips for Slips
Now that you know you absolutely want and need a slip, check out the buying tips below to guide your purchase.
1. Choose a Size that Flatters Your Shape
When it comes to lingerie, size is EVERYTHING.
Because if your lingerie doesn’t fit, you won’t feel comfortable, and if you don’t feel comfortable then you won’t feel confident.
Lingerie should enhance your confidence!
The lingerie that you choose should flatter your unique shape, highlighting your curves and other positive assets. It should fit you snuggly, showing off your body, but it shouldn’t be so tight that it’s uncomfortable.
Lingerie sizing can be difficult, though—especially if you can’t try the pieces on before purchasing them or if you’re buying lingerie for someone else.
Always check in with who you’re purchasing for to find out their bra and panty size. (Or get ideas from their panty drawer if it's a surprise!)
If you’re buying lingerie for someone with a fuller figure, then buy from a true plus-size lingerie brand that designs garments to flatter her curves.
There are so many different slip styles to choose from.
Whether you’re looking for something tight and form-fitting, something with a balcony bra incorporated into the design, or even a slip that comes with a robe and underwear—there are slips available for every type of modern woman.
Consider which attributes of your body you want to highlight, what colors look best with your skin tone, and what styles you’ve always wanted to try.
If you’re buying a slip for your partner as a gift, take into account the type of clothes and lingerie she normally wears. If you don’t know what she likes, always go with sophisticated styles. A classy piece of lingerie is guaranteed to make your partner feel like a queen!