Your Guide to Slip Fitting

Every now and then I stumble upon certain women saying they refuse to wear slips. If they were grannies, maybe they would. Otherwise, they don’t feel any interest in this type of lingerie.
Let me tell you from the start this is one of the most ridiculous things I’ve ever heard.
Not only slips are extremely fine and sexy, but also they have their fair share of functionality. You think it’s bogus, right? Well, it’s not.
Slips are an inspired piece of underwear that highlights the beauty of a woman’s shapes in a manner that no other type of undergarment does. And as I said before, they are also useful.

Fleur of England

Fleur of England

You may have a sheer skirt or dress and you don’t want to show more skin than needed. Or your skirt has scratchy seams that keep annoying you and making you feel uncomfortable. These issues are all in the past, because slips are here!
And if by now you’re thinking “But how do I know which slip suits me?”, worry not because you’ve jumped right into your guide to slip fitting.
1. The first type ever invented was the full slip. First they were used underneath clothes, but not too long ago they came out as quite a serious piece of outwear. Women would go shopping or have coffee with friends, all dressed up in nothing else but slips. The cool thing about it is that you can make them as fashionable as you please, or you can just leave them simple. And the measures you should take into account are your usual dress size or bra size.

Agent Provocateur Full Slip

Agent Provocateur Full Slip


2. Time went by and the full slip was cut in half. What was left was the half slip, which many ladies grew fond of, and quite quickly. It starts at the waist and of course, it has a waistband, usually elasticized. You can decide on the length according to the length of the skirt you just bought. Needless to say the size you must pay attention to is your usual hip size.

Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair


3. As it was predictable, traditional slips were then turned into bra slips and even strapless. This model incorporates a bra that can be strapless, if you prefer. Or it can have a built-in push up bra that of course, comes with straps. It’s recommended to leave the straps on if you need a bit of breast adjustment. Pay attention to bra size when trying one on.

Agent Provocateur half slip

Agent Provocateur half slip






4. Lacy full slips are the definition of delicacy. They are trimmed with lace, which automatically made me think this piece can be easily worn as a dress, with a matching cardigan. Don’t be afraid to show a bit of this gorgeous undergarment. They are meant to be seen.

La Perla

La Perla


5. Stretching slips are a great option for ladies who need some support here and there. It can be a full or a half slip and you can choose where the stretch is: in the bra, bodice or everywhere. This is women’s most popular choice underneath knitted outwear. And I have to admit it looks perfect. Pay attention to bra size or waist size.

DKNY Vintage Whispers Shaping Full Slip

DKNY Vintage Whispers Shaping Full Slip


6. Ever feared that your panty line may show? Of course you have. What living and breathing woman hasn’t? Pant liners act as perfect hiding for panty lines, especially underneath pants with no seams or back pockets. Check out hip size before making up your mind.

La Perla MAISON CULOTTE

La Perla MAISON CULOTTE


To me, slips are some of the most inventive fashion output of all times. Luckily, fashion designers feel the same and they get more and more intense when creating colors, prints and details to push the slip forward.

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