Do any stores sell slips any more?

@Suzieqmom (2763)
United States
June 12, 2012 2:37pm CST
I was cleaning out a pile of my mother's clothing and came across a drawer containing her full and half slips. I remember wearing slips as a young girl, but haven't worn one in years and years. Out of curiosity, I checked out a couple of lingerie departments at the mall and none of the department stores seem to carry them any more. Can you buy them anywhere, or are they not even made anymore? Does anyone still wear them? I will donate my mother's slips because they are still in very good condition, but not sure if anyone will have a use for them.
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@PageTurner (2827)
• United States
13 Jun 12
Hello Suzieqmom This Discussion sort of slipped up on me. I remember my grandmothers' slip slipping up over her head when I gave her a ride in my Jeep and she stood up, held the windshield, and yelled, 'Weeeeeeeeeee' as we went down the highway. It seems that I recently saw some slips for sale in a department store, but the name seems to be slipping my mind...
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@Suzieqmom (2763)
• United States
14 Jun 12
Hahahahahah! Ok, the story about your grandmother. . .is that true? If it is, I hope you captured it on video!!!!! Because the difference between truth and fiction can be a slippery slope . . .
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• United States
14 Jun 12
Well played, Suzieqmon. Well played, indeed. Yes, the story is true, and is one of the most endearing memories I have of my grandmother. And, no, I didn't video record it, as I couldn't drive and video record at the same time. Plus, this was a spontaneous moment...I had no idea she would do this!!
@Suzieqmom (2763)
• United States
18 Jun 12
what a great story--one to share with the new generations!
• United States
12 Jun 12
hi suzieqmom! this discussion is making me chuckle! i always hated hated hated being made to wear a slip as a child...the name for them is right, they slip...straps down your shoulders, hanging under your dress hem, and if you live in a hot climate, it is just another layer of clothing...i still feel like wearing a slip is like wearing two dresses at once....as soon as i was on my own i dispensed with the slip to this day...my mother was scandalised...in her day one was not properly dressed without a slip,,,and a hat, stockings, gloves and (horrors) a girdle!!! i think all this stuff is just another way to keep women down...i think if one wants to wear all these antiquated garments it is up to them, but it shouldn't be a rule! same with stockings, i hate them, but i did grow up in a very hot climate...now i will wear them during really cold weather...but that is more functional than a fashion rule....i am sure that somewhere they sell slips suzieq, but i don't think a lot of people wear them anymore and good riddance i say! these fashion rules persist though, my husband and i were drilled in the "don't wear white before easter and after labor day " rule and i think that is the stupidest fashion rule ever made! well, except maybe corsets...
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@Suzieqmom (2763)
• United States
13 Jun 12
Oh, I was drilled in the "white clothing rule," except where I grew up, you couldn't wear white before Memorial Day (Easter was an exception). I actually still follow that rule a bit, to be honest. . . The discussion is making me chuckle, too--people really do seem to have many memories and opinions about slips--if they know what they are! I am also glad that they are not really worn nowadays. I am ambivalent about pantyhose--I do not think they are necessary, especially when it is hot. However, I do think some types of clothing, such as fancy dresses or business suits often look better when the person is wearing pantyhose. Personal choice, though.
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@AmbiePam (49082)
• United States
12 Jun 12
You know I haven't worn one in so long I don't know. I hated wearing them when I was a child and teenager, so when I grew up I made sure I bought clothes that didn't need slips. I know my mom has a couple, but I don't remember the last time she purchased them was.
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@Suzieqmom (2763)
• United States
13 Jun 12
I'm with you--I hated them too. I seem to remember that they were very staticky, and would often end up hanging lower than my dress/skirt. I haven't worn one in a LLOONNGG time.
@carmelanirel (20979)
• United States
13 Jun 12
What an interesting conversion Suzie, I haven't worn a slip in a long time, but I do have a half slip and full slip that was my grandmother's. I won't get rid of mine in case I need to wear one.
@Suzieqmom (2763)
• United States
14 Jun 12
Thanks! I too am thinking I should keep one of each, because you never know. . .and it's hard to find them, so they might become collector's items!
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• United States
14 Jun 12
Or if they come back in style. I have a neighbor who was an older teen in the 70s and she kept her bell bottoms that both her daughters, one is 30 the other 22, have worn. :)
@Suzieqmom (2763)
• United States
25 Jun 12
hope she kept her platform shoes, too, so her daughters can wear those also!
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@petersum (4526)
• United States
12 Jun 12
As this appears to be an age thing, I am curious. In my younger days most girls would wear a slip at some time or another. So, if I may, I'd like to extend this question a little by asking - do the young women of today even know the purpose of wearing a slip? And, yes I know, so you don't have to tell me! I miss them as they were nice, not exactly the sexiest of garments, but nonetheless very feminine.
@Suzieqmom (2763)
• United States
13 Jun 12
I would guess that many young(er) women don't even know what they are! I don't feel like I am that old, but for purposes of this discussion, I guess I am!
@ryanong (9695)
• Vietnam
13 Jun 12
ya, when i read this topic, i don't know what is slip? How does it look like?
@Suzieqmom (2763)
• United States
14 Jun 12
It can be full or 1/2. A 1/2 slip looks like a skirt, and a full slip looks like a dress with spaghetti straps.
@Mayuko (1272)
• United States
12 Jun 12
I'm in my early 20s and I vaguely wearing slips when I was a child. I would have figured a lingerie store would sell slips, but probably not one like Victoria's Secrets. I'd think maybe a non-national chain store would sell them. Or better yet, there are probably online businesses that would sell slips. I'm sure someone would use it if you donated it.
@Mayuko (1272)
• United States
12 Jun 12
**I meant to say "vaguely remember wearing"
@Suzieqmom (2763)
• United States
13 Jun 12
I wonder what they would cost in a specialty lingerie shop?
@jillhill (37384)
• United States
21 Jun 12
The only place I have seen them lately are in catalogs...I remember that we used to wear them everyday when I went to school...sometimes now I do wish I still had one!
@cher913 (25891)
• Canada
13 Jun 12
i think only the older generation (like my mom, in her 70s) only wear slips anymore. i know some of the big box stores do sell something like a half slip but that's about it.
@Suzieqmom (2763)
• United States
14 Jun 12
Yes, I don't think the younger generations (like mine) wear them anymore. Do you remember which store you saw them at? Now I am just REALLY curious...
@Bhebelen14 (5206)
• Philippines
13 Jun 12
I think my mom and grandmother still using slips and it is still available in the market though not so popular nowadays.
@Suzieqmom (2763)
• United States
14 Jun 12
Where do they buy them?
@jazel_juan (15767)
• Philippines
13 Jun 12
i do remember those silky half slips.. which i could remember disliking it lol i do not like wearing those back then and my mom would make me wear it especially when i am in a dress i really dis like it lol but i bet there are still for sale.. but people are not buying it lesser now
@Suzieqmom (2763)
• United States
14 Jun 12
I am sure there are people who still wear them, but no definite answers so far on where you could still buy one (in a store, anyway!)
• Indonesia
12 Jun 12
off course there are, you just need to look every shoop in the town ,slips is still producted in factory, all you need is just to keep searching for it.
@Suzieqmom (2763)
• United States
13 Jun 12
If you have to search and search, then they are not really readily available any more. . .kind of just a specialty item I guess.
@NailTech (6890)
• United States
12 Jun 12
I'm sure you can buy them somewhere. Do you have estate sales where you live, some people might have kept them and still have them to sell. The auction sites like ebay might have some there. I'm not sure if the stores today have any newer ones, I don't wear them anymore either. I used to as a child. You might even be able to sell them on a web site instead of donating them but of course it's up to you.
@Suzieqmom (2763)
• United States
12 Jun 12
I have plenty, don't need to buy any more myself. But I was really curious about where you would get them. I think you are right--estate sales, ebay and "places" like that would be the most promising. Maybe I will sell them on Ebay--that way I can be sure that they will go to somebody who can actually use them. Thanks for the tip!