The Slipperie

This post was written by Lindy Shopper.

1930's teddy = full slip with built-in bloomers

1930’s teddy = full slip with built-in bloomers

One of my complaints, and one that I hear come up over and over, is that there are no really good slips being made, at least not ones that compare to vintage slips in terms of materials, function, and beauty. I always keep my eyes open at vintage stores for good slips – full, half, camisole, tap pants, whatever, just because the quality of these items is just far superior to anything I’ve purchased that was produced in my lifetime. But what if you didn’t have time to go to all the vintage stores?

If you need a gorgeous slip RIGHT NOW, The Slipperie on Etsy could be the answer. While the undergarments of yesteryear tend to be fairly plentiful, finding them all in one place can be difficult, and finding truly special ones (as with anything vintage) is even harder. I love that these beautiful undergarments are really meant to be worn, not just saved for special occasions. Add them to your dance wardrobe for a pop of color or lace with your twirl or swish (or other functions discussed in a prior post)…here’s what I love from the shop:

1960's hot pink slip - 60's slips are hella durable and generally have a good shape, details, and lace.  I may or may not have confiscated a 60's slip from my mother's chest of drawers and never gave it back...

1960’s hot pink slip – 60’s slips are hella durable and generally have a good shape, details, and lace. I may or may not have confiscated a 60’s slip from my mother’s chest of drawers and never given it back…

Powder blue 1950's pleated tap pants

Powder blue 1950’s pleated tap pants

If only more things were cut on the bias - so flattering and comfy, as this 30's/40's rayon slip probably is...

If only more things were cut on the bias – so flattering and comfy, as this 30’s/40’s rayon slip probably is…

Tap pants with little bows - OMG

Tap pants with little bows – OMG

Another great 1960's slip

Another great 1960’s slip

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4 responses to “The Slipperie

  1. I am dying over that aqua 60s slip! And of course, every pair of tap pants ever, pretty much.

  2. Laura, does vintage elastic hold its stretch?

    • It really depends on the condition of the garment, but most of the vintage undergarments I have don’t have elastic – my tap pants are cut on the bias, so they stretch that way, then button at the top. The slips don’t have any elastic. Half slips tend to be another story – I’ve got one that was definitely produced during my lifetime and the elastic is already wearing out…so the answer is that elastic usually doesn’t hold forever, so that’s definitely a consideration when looking at vintage undergarments, whether or not elastic is part of the equation.

  3. Haha! I actually just purchased my very first vintage undergarment from The Slipperie last week! How coincidental! It comes in the mail today and I’m sooooo excited. It is a 30’s lounging top in peach that I may wear as an actual top. We’ll see…hopefully you’ll get to see it and can tell me watcha think. :-)

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