Functioning as coverage and a protective layer between skin and thin fabric, full slips come in a variety of styles such as the mini-slip, half-slip, and full slip to name a few. A full slip, like the ones made by Spanx, is an undergarment that is designed to provide coverage for sheer clothing and helps clothing fit smoothly on the body.
The different types of slips have specific purposes and can be worn with different types of clothing. A full bridal slip is made to be worn with strapless dresses and wedding dresses. The length of the half-slip starts at the waists and stops just above the skirt. It can be worn with a camisole top to give the appearance of a full slip. Mini slips are designed to be worn with short skirts and dresses. On the other hand, cotton slips are popular in countries with hot weather. This material is more comfortable than nylon and is available in half or full.
Created as a one piece undergarment with bra style straps, however this type of garment is not limited in styles. Although some styles have less shaping at the bust line, some can be loose fitting from top to bottom, while others come with a convenient built-in bra to provide an extra layer of warmth.
Material is something to consider when choosing full slip undergarments. Usually made from flowing materials such as satin, silk, polyester, or nylon, undergarments keep the clothing from clinging to the body. If the main reason for purchasing a slip is to wear it under clingy clothing, then you want to look for styles designed especially for this purpose. You can smooth your overall appearance by selecting undergarment styles that minimize seams and avoid elaborate detailed designs.
The slip dress originated from this design because undergarments are full length and looks similar to a dress. This style of dress is identified by the flowing lines, lightweight material and thin spaghetti straps. Most people do not just wear undergarments for going out, but as sleepwear. Some undergarments can have the appearance of lingerie as it is trimmed in lace.
A common design for undergarment slips are made of one piece material extending from the shoulders to just above the hem of the skirt. Regardless if the skirt or dress is long or short, this garment is intended to be worn under clothes, but can be worn over intimate clothing like panties and bras. Some styles even come with a built-in bra for a better shape and smoother look.
Undergarments are an important part of a woman’s wardrobe. Women want to look their best in public and want to feel confident about what they are wearing. The purpose of a full slip is to help clothing to hang smoothly, provide warmth, visual protection and to protect fabrics from perspiration.