« The Wedding Sting | Main | Checklist #48 »

May 15, 2015

Giving Them the Slip


Sexier Than Silk: The Irresistible Allure of the Nylon Slip
Quite often slips were worn as a nightgown. They were worn as lounging attire. When you were shopping, fitting clerks brought you things, whether it was a suit or a bra, so you would be in a semi-public place, dressing and undressing. The slip was a modest layer you’d be wearing when you opened the door. At home, a lady might get out of her two-piece lovely New Look fashion ensemble to scrub the floor. What do you think she was wearing? Vintage-fashion discussions tend to focus on the shirt-dress as housekeeping wear. But if you were in your own home, it made as much sense to strip down to your slip and do your chores.

Posted by gerardvanderleun at May 15, 2015 10:06 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

Your Say

Yeah, June Cleaver hiked up on all fours in a lace slip waxing the kitchen linoleum.

June to Ward: "Ward, weren't you a little rough on the Beaver last night?"

You're welcome.

Posted by: ghostsniper [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 15, 2015 10:40 AM

One of my enduring memories is watching my mother get dressed for work. She was a nurse, and wore a white Dacron uniform with a full-length white slip underneath. Sitting in her slip on a dainty padded chair in front of her dressing table---the kind with a big moon mirror, four feet in diameter---she would carefully pull on her white stockings. Then put on her duty shoes (which I had enthusiastically polished with two coats of Sani-White and buffed to a high gloss). I used to think it was a good thing that my father rarely got to see her getting dressed for work---she'd been late for sure.

Posted by: Fontessa [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 15, 2015 12:57 PM

In theory, a nice idea.

In practice, if you're wearing it under a dress and plan to go out (as opposed to staying home with your favorite guy),
1. make sure the slip is not made of a fabric that will get static cling.
2. not practical in hot weather.
Trust me on these.

And a question,
Assuming you're by yourself, why ruin a nice slip by wearing it for housework??

Posted by: Fausta [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 17, 2015 6:57 AM

Post a comment

Remember Me?

(you may use HTML tags for style)