Friday, May 17, 2013

Drawn to pretty things...

Do you ever wonder why you are drawn to certain things.  Why you like collecting them or why you just can't resist buying them.
I'm this way with pretty vintage slips and gowns. 

Our Moms and Grandmoms wouldn't be caught dead without a slip underneath their dress. 
 Lacy pinks, whites, creams....some with side slits, zippered...
Labels like Shadowline, Maidenform, Vanity Fair, Vassarett...


I remember watching my Mom sit in front of her vanity wearing her slip and putting on her makeup...

Slip fact:  Slips were made of rayon during the 1940's.  Because of the war rayon was the only fabric available.  It wasn't until later that nylon was used. 

Feminine, glamorous and so very girlie...

How about you...do you still wear a slip????

                                              ~~hugs~~
                                               Sissie


 

29 comments:

Okio B Designs said...

I wish I had lived during the fifties. I feel like women dressed so classy then. Gloves, pillbox hats, etc. Love that time period!

Jeanine

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I don't wear dresses....I think I would like to but never do. So no...I don't wear slips. I sure remember them though! And girdles! lol

Kathy Moreland said...

If I wear a dress, there's also a slip! We are telling our age, Sissie. :) I love your collection of slips, the soft colors are so feminine. Have a fab weekend!

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

well i still have all my slips! does that count? and that old time photograph? I just did a vanity paint job on one similar to that...with the big moon mirror! Those were the days when girls were girls!

micol said...

HI, I love slips and I've found some of my grandma, but i don't wear it because i wear jeans very often. Ciao Micol

Cindy said...

I would probably wear one of those slips as a dress! I love pretty lingerie too. Very romatic...

Cindy

Dewena Callis said...

This took me back to memories of my mother in her pretty slips, my aunts in theirs getting ready in my bedroom when they visited and were given my bedroom because it had a small half bath. Slips were indeed as pretty then as any lingerie dress today, little rosebuds embroidered, all those tucks, and lace encrusted.

When I was pregnant with my first two children I always wore my prettiest slip to visit my doctor! You just did in those days. And of course we were always told to wear nice lingerie in case you were in an automobile accident. Every birthday or Christmas Day was likely to bring you a box with a pretty slip in it and were the first choice when you visited the lingerie counter for a gift for your own mother. They were pulled out from beneath the counter folded and then shook out across the glass counter for you to admire and choose from.

Any girl walking down the street with the sun shining through her skirt revealing that she wore no slip was considered, well, at the very least, fast.

Delightful memories and I bet there are many of these beautiful creations still available at thrift stores. Such a sweet post that brought back these forgotten memories!

Lucille said...

Your post brought back memories, especially after reading the responses of your readers. My mother had a dressing table with a huge moon mirror. So did my grandmother. I wear a slip only when I wear something transparent. Otherwise, I don't. Especially in the summer, it can be very warm to do so. You might be surprised to know that I like to wear one around the house but only in the summer. I love them and I still buy them from time to time.

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Hi Sissie Sweetie...
This ole country gal still wears her Vassarette and Maidenform slips.I can't imagine not wearing one under my dresses. They flow so much prettier. I love the patterns, the colors, the little bows, the details, yes the details.

I too, can remember seeing Momma in her slip getting ready for work, or on Sunday for church, what a lovely memory. She always looked so beautiful through my child eyes, and today she is absolutely gorgeous in my mature heart.

Thank you for taking me along on this memory today. I so enjoyed myself. I have been away from blogging since Raja passed, but I have finally found my mojo again. Have a glorious weekend. Many hugs and much love, Sherry

stefanie said...

they are beautiful!!! ok, slips are hard to find now in stores...my daughter had a dress that needed one, we went everywhere, jc penny's...no slips, macy's, no slip, can you believe that...some of the employee's didnt even know what we were talking about!!!

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME/Doublewide Decor said...

I have a couple for the cotton skirts...cuz, I don't want people to see through them....but usually, I don't wear one anymore...

Bente said...

Hi Sissie. Beautiful slips. In fact, I always use them, but I don`t have that waist like the beauty in the picture (smile).

Love your new header.

Hugs from here

June said...

If I would wear a dress once in awhile I just might :) I love all your pretty slips hanging in a row Sissie!
I remember wearing a slip a lot when I was younger, and my mom wouldn't be caught without one either. She even wore a girdle most days. Now that---I couldn't do!
sending hugs...

Lori said...

My dresses aren't complete without one! Love frilly dresses galore!Lori

Dorthe said...

No slips for me!!!, now...but as a very young girl, I had one...and remember my mother wearing them :-)
I love your collection dear Sissie- they are so beautiful!
Send you hugs and love,
Dorthe

Donna said...

No, but I used to! I also remember watching my mom getting dressed up when I was little, and seeing her snap up her panty hose with garter clips. Yikes! So glad those days are over!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I use to wear slips as all good girls did. Now I don't, but they are pretty!

hugs,
Linda

Deneen@dreaming-n-color said...

I still have some slips! Did you change your blog header? So pretty!

The Bashful Nest said...

I always loved the way a slip felt against my legs and the lace was always so pretty. I don't wear them much anymore but I still have them.

Michelle. thebashfulnest.blogspot.com

Shabby chic Sandy said...

I hate to admit that I am very rarely out of sweats or jeans--but I too love these pretty slips! they are so feminine--I love girly things :)

Debbie said...

Yes, I do wear a slip under skirts, and dresses. It feels funny if I don't..lol.
LOVE your pretty slips, Sissie. Such lovely colors.
xo

Stacy's Shabby Shoppe said...

I have a few summer skirts that I wear that are very see through so I wear slips under those...not the full length ones though, just the skirt slips. I do love the vintage slips though, I think they're gorgeous!

Victorian1885 said...

Hello Sissie
I wear a slip when I wear my skirts but I never seem to dress up anymore... sad really. Love your collection of slips!

Wanda

Graceful Rose said...

Hi Sissie, I do wear slips whenever I wear a dress. A friend of mine gave me several vintage slips of different lengths so I always have the size I need. I love your vintage slips, so pretty!

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

I no longer wear a slip! Once in awhile a half slip. I can never keep the straps up on a slip! I do like pretty lacy things tho. Nancy

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hello sweet sissie!

Yes, there is definately something about these pretty slips. I had bought some at the thrift shop, with the intention of selling them on e-bay. I still have them, and can't bear to part with them. so pretty and feminine.

Hugs,
Debbie

Jenny said...

Fun post!

I have a slip.

One of my Grandlittles is forever borrowing it to wear as a nightgown!

Debra @ Homespun said...

If I wore / wear a dress, yes to the slip. And that made me recall nylons...hardly anyone wears them today either! :)

Annesphamily said...

I need a new slip! This was such a sweet memory maker for me! My momma always wore a slip with her dresses and I thought she was so beautiful! Sigh!

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