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26 Half Slips to Keep Your Summer Dresses from Going See-Thru

  |   By Estelle Puleston

Half slips were once a staple undergarment. But today, most people don’t wear them, and most lingerie brands don’t even make them. It’s a shame because they are fantastic for so many reasons!

Even if you don’t care about wearing beautiful lingerie, half slips can make your outerwear look better. As the article title suggests, they’re the perfect solution to a skirt or dress that’s just a bit too see-thru, especially in the bright summer sunshine. My slips are essential to me for just this reason.

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Half Slip by Chelsea 28
Available in sizes XS-XL
via Nordstrom

Slips also prevent skirts and dresses from getting caught between your legs when walking. And stop tighter styles from riding up. They’re smoothing too. Not in a shapewear kind of way. But a slip can effectively hide VPL, for example.

Some styles, sold as ‘skirt extenders,’ are even designed to be seen. They tend to be a little longer and with a decorative hemline. It pokes out from under your outfit, adding a few inches of modesty attractively.

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Light Pink Lace/Tulle Ruffle Trim Slip Extender by Vezanie
Available in sizes XS-2X and 21” or 25” lengths
via Etsy

And it’s not just aesthetics. A slip creates a barrier layer between you and your clothing. Your outerwear stays cleaner for longer, and won’t require washing so often.

Full slips, at least, have made something of a recent comeback. Often called chemises, these resemble thin-strapped dresses. But if you are looking for a half slip, you may have a hard time. Sometimes called waist slips, these are the skirt part only. And they’re much rarer.

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17” Satin Half Slip
Available in sizes S-XL
via Farr West

Half slips range from mid-thigh to ankle length. Because of their design as practical garments, you’ll find that a number of the styles below come in a choice of lengths. So whatever height you are or whatever hemline lengths you like to wear, you should be able to find something suitable.

Unfortunately, being practical-focussed, they can also be a bit boring. The vast majority are black, white or beige. But I’ve searched hard to find all the stylish ones too! There’s everything here from simple basics to colorful silk and lace skirt slips.

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Do It Again Skirt
Available in sizes S-L
via Amoralle

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Silk Knit 15 Inch Half Slip by Linda Hartman
Available in sizes S-XL
via HerRoom

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Slip Extender Skirt with Crochet Lace by JustElleLA
Available in sizes S-L
via Etsy

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Gina Black Silk Half Slip by Gilda & Pearl
Available in sizes M-L
via Jane’s Vanity

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Body Foundation™ Half Slip
Available in sizes S-XL and 16-24” lengths
via Vanity Fair

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Basic Navy Flounce Slip Dress Extender by Kolouri
Available in sizes S-4XL and 21” or 24” lengths
via Etsy

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Hayley Half Slip in Silk Cotton by Indigo Boutique Design
Available in sizes XS-XL
via Etsy

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7969 Silk Half Slip
Available in sizes XXS-5XL
via Jane Woolrich

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Velrose® Cotton Batiste Half Slip
Available in sizes S-2X
via Shadowline Lingerie

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Pearl Satin Half Slip
Available in sizes XS-2XL and 25-29” lengths
via David Nieper

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Half Slip by Commando
Available in sizes XS to L/XL
via Nordstrom

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Sophia Half Slip
Available in sizes S-2X
via Secrets in Lace

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Half Slip
Available in sizes S-XL
via Jockey

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Black Ruffle Slip Dress Extender by Kolouri
Available in sizes S-3XL
via Etsy

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Leighanne’s Half Slip
Available in sizes XS-XL
via Free People

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Maxi Waist Slip with Cool Comfort™ Technology
Available in US sizes 4-20
via Marks & Spencer

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Wool Silk Half Slip by Dana Pisarra
Available in sizes XS-M
via Jane’s Vanity

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Eleanor Damson Silk Slip
Available in sizes XS-XL
via Harlow & Fox

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Daywear Solutions Tricot Double Slit Half Slip
Available in sizes S-XL and 18-32” lengths
via Vanity Fair

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Pure Silk Thermal Half Slip
Available in sizes S-XL
via Patra

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Plain Silk Waistslip
Available in sizes S-XL
via Sulis Silks

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Liz Half Slip
Available in sizes S-2XL
via Hot Knickers Lingerie

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Satin Deluxe Half Price by Hanro
Available in sizes XS-L
via Neiman Marcus

Will you be joining me to help kick off a slip revival? Do you prefer full or half slips, and why?

 

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Estelle is a twenty-something mum who recently emigrated from the UK to sunny Spain. She launched her online boutique, Esty Lingerie, in 2009 while at university, and after adding a blog to the site realized that writing is really where her passion lies. She now spends her days waxing lyrical about bras and knickers for a living, as a full-time blogger and a freelance copywriter and digital marketer for the lingerie industry.
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