The slip seems to have turned into an outergarment these days. However, they were designed for a very important purpose – to reduce transparency under sheer dresses, or to prevent chafing or clinging under unlined dresses. The full slip has the added benefit of acting as an underpinning under a suit.
You’ve probably noticed in movies that when a woman is not in clothes, they have her running around or talking on the telephone in a slip. It’s simply a very classy and sexy piece of lingerie that never goes out of style. One lacy slip and one plain style slip should cover most needs. Of course a silk slip is one of life’s little luxuries.