Where did the slip go? You know, that thing your grandmother and mother wear underneath their skirts and dresses? Maybe it’s considered too old-fashioned. But really it’s an absolute wardrobe must

The slip is a must for a number of reasons, all of which will give you a more polished, finished and utterly presentable look.


A slip smoothes out all the bumps, wrinkles, and bunching that happens when you wear a skirt or dress. It allows the material to flow better, the way it is supposed to, and not cling to your body in an unbecoming manner.

We all know that the majority of skirts and dresses out there are a little too sheer for our own good. That leaves us no option but to wear a slip. We don’t need the sun’s rays pouring between our legs when in a skirt.


Ok, so that’s all well and good but you are probably still envisioning your grandmother’s slip peeking out from under her skirt, or seeing it in the skirt’s slit. Yeah, that’s bad. But that doesn’t mean a slip is not necessary. You might need a couple of slips of different lengths to adjust for the various skirts you have. There are full-length slips that are perfect for maxi-dresses. The long slip will smooth out every part of the dress.

Also, slips should have a slit in them as well. Twist it around and match it up exactly with the slit in your skirt. Wear a slip that is the same color as your skirt, or near it. That way you aren’t going to stand out if a little bit of your slip is seen through the slit in your skirt. And no, you don’t have to wear a slip with every skirt. Ones that are bulky enough to stop the light passing through your legs can stand on their own. Skirts that sit perfectly already or are already lined can usually forego the slip as well.


Katie Hinderer

Katie Hinderer is a freelance writer and social media enthusiast. She holds a degree in Journalism from Marquette University. Over the years she has transitioned from traditional publishing...