My mom used to make me wear slips under dresses when I was a little girl. I mean, it was one thing to make me wear a dress, but also another thing to make me wear a slip underneath. I mean, WHY?!! It made me feel like an old lady, and I would just give her this grumpy face. I think it would have helped if she explained to me exactly *why* I had to wear this old lady gear instead of just forcing me to wear it just because she told me to. I am assuming that I understood solid reasoning at this point in my childhood.
It was only until I reached adulthood did someone tell exactly *why* a slip was necessary. You ever had your flowy dress or skirt get all clingy to your legs? Yes, well a slip actually prevents this! Uh-huh. Who knew? LOL. Here are the classic "grandma" slip (all photos via Barenecessities.com):
|Commando Full Slip with Lace Bottom, $98.|
|Commando Half Slip, $48.|
Now, of course, slips have evolved since the days of the grandma slip and now we have things such SPANX and other similar shapewear:
|Flexees Weightless Power Hi-Waist Slip, $38.|
|SPANX Slimplicity Half Slip, $52.|
|SPANX Slimplicity Strap Slip, $72.|
These are obviously great for "holding you in" and giving you a little extra help in those form-fitting clothes, but as to prevent help static cling like the classic slip? No experience there. I would imagine that it would, however. Can any of you ladies speak from experience? And how many of you actually own a classic "grandma" slip?