SIMONE PÉRÈLE Pensée lace-trimmed silk-blend satin kimono and slip in Red. Not quite the Gorgeous Red La Perla, but the price is quite a bit more reasonable. The OutNet is now out-of-stock, but if you Google the name, you can still find it. It also comes in Blush Pink and Ivory.
Remember wearing half slips instead of Spanx? In particular, wearing slips in the 1980’s for the midi-skirts? Trying hard to make sure that your slip didn’t peek out. Though a slip peeking is one of the sexiest visions, especially from under a pencil skirt.
A waist slip, sometimes called a “half slip“, is held on to the body around the waist with an elastic waistband. Waist slips come in different lengths; some extend down to the upper thigh, some to just above the knees, or just below the knees, while others go down to just above the ankles. Waist slips that extend down to just above the ankle are often called “formal”, or “maxi” slips. “Mini slips” are yet another size option for waist slips. They were first introduced in the 1960s to wear under a mini skirt.
Half Slips come in a variety of fabrics that allow for “slippage” – silky and slick, the slips are not allowed to catch the fabric of the skirt. 50/50 nylon/polyester, 100% Nylon, 100% Silk, etc,
Slips are often worn to prevent the show through of intimate undergarments.
A slip may also be used to prevent a silhouette of the legs showing through clothing when standing in front of a bright light source.
(dievca ran into this with Ulla Johnson Sweater Dress, presenting for Master)
Other uses for slips are to make a dress or skirt hang properly, the prevention of chafing to the skin, to protect the outer garment from damage due to perspiration, or for warmth, especially if the dress or skirt is lightweight and thin. In very warm and/or humid climates a slip made from 100% cotton may be desired.
And sometimes slips are made to be seen!
We can always leave it with the Freudian Slip: