Do you have a few dresses that are really sheer or showing a little too much of your decolletée? I have the perfect solution – a full slip! SHHHH! Don’t tell, but I wear a full slip under almost every one of my dresses and even more so in the Summer.
Wearing a slip is really comfortable and not necessarily hotter in hight heat.
It might seem old fashioned, but it really isn’t. I have lots of unlined vintage and silk dresses that look and feel better if I wear a slip beneath them. It is not hotter, as you might think, to have a layer between you and your dress. If the heat gets the better of you, you are not ‘glistening” all over your dress but on the slip. Plus it saves the dry cleaning…that is for sure! Not to mention in the colder months is it adds a layer of warmth.
Be sure to have several neck shapes, colors, and fabrics to layer underneath different types of dresses.
I own several in both nude and black and I always add one or two to my travel lingerie bag. I have form-fitting and loose ones, depending on what type of dress I am wearing.
I have the commando slips (pictures below top left in black) but I do not wear them very much because they are more form-fitting and they ride up. This makes me think I need to order a size up so I can get the benefits of the slimming fabric (!!) and then they won’t ride up. That being said, I prefer a looser style that skims my body and acts more like a lining to the dress.
Sadly, my current favorite is no longer available and I have to look for a replacement. I am looking for an a-line or semi-fitted style with a clean edge at the top that looks well peaking out at the neckline. I would also like to find a white one that I can wear instead of a tank under some of my wrap dresses.
Since I can’t go anywhere to try them on, I have ordered up a bunch of different ones to try at home and will return what doesn’t work. I just bought this white cotton v-neck style, this ultralight cotton body dress, this form-flattering layering dress that is on sale, this silky a-line style and this ultrafresh Supima cotton Style also on sale.
This is a foundation must have…