… this marvelous slip.
Vassarette Body Curves Half Slip – $12.99
**UPDATED TO ADD: Hey all. Thanks to some reader feedback in the comments – which you should definitely read – I’m going to advise you to purchase this guy with caution. It definitely works fabulously for me, but so many readers have tried and really struggled with this particular slip, I’m wondering if I just got lucky with a particular fiber run or something. If you decide to try it out, keep your receipt!**
Half-slips have always come equipped with narrow elastic waistbands that INEVITABLY pinch and subdivide one’s tender midsection. And if someone could explain why, I’d be ever so grateful. I have spent years wearing the same miniskirt-length half-slip at various points on my torso because the only other half-slips I can find are miles too long for most of my skirts. And it’s always been a game of “hide the divet” because the waistband on said miniskirt-length half-slip sits comfortably at my natural waist, but squishes my flesh at just about every other point along my body. So I’ve had to position my skirt waistbands and cardigan hems carefully, or look … well, dented.
See the lacy waistband on that slip? It stretches. Stretches, people! And it is specifically designed to be a choose-your-own-length slip that can be placed high on your torso, or slid down below your navel depending on the length of your hem. Gone are the days of buying a slip at every possible length! Gone are the days of hiking a long slip up to your armpits! Gone are the days of, “hide the divet!”
Other questions I have:
- Why didn’t someone think of this before?
- Why didn’t I invent this MYSELF?
The version shown here is 18″ long, and mine is 16″. I bought mine at Target, but Target.com has a very limited size and length selection right now. At my brick-and-mortar Target I saw black, tan, and white colorways as well as 14″, 16″ and 18″ length options. So by all means, run out and buy one for yourself. You’ll thank me, I swear.
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