Dear Dr. Julie-Ann,
I was meeting my girlfriends for lunch the other day and as I was getting out my car, my skirt rode up a bit to reveal my slip. My friends good-naturedly teased me about the fact that no one wears slips anymore unless it is shapewear under a form-fitting dress.
I was taught that I should always wear slips but now I’m wondering if my friends are right. After all, it is getting harder and harder to find pretty slips. Is it time to ditch the slips?
Dear S.L. Ping,
I understand. I’ve been “slip shamed,” too, for being a slip wearer. But, actually, both you and your friends are correct. It seems like no one wears slips anymore even though they should if they are wearing a dress or skirt. There are many beautiful reasons why you should wear a slip but I’ll highlight three of them.
Wearing a Slip Helps Clothes Hang Better
Have you ever been walking behind a woman wearing a knit dress and noticed that her dress was caught in her backside? That is because of the friction between her body and the dress. The fabric was unable to move freely and ended up in the path of least resistance with no way out. So to speak.