This post was written by Lindy Shopper.
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:
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I am dying over that aqua 60s slip! And of course, every pair of tap pants ever, pretty much.
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.
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. 🙂