Slips. Why don’t we wear slips? And, really with Madame Liz has inspiration, you think every woman in the world would be slipping into a slip. That’s how you wear a slip!
Here’s a little video from the ’40’s of the great slip. There is so much to love here. The music is perfect, the choreography is Balanchine worthy and, the camera work is amazing. Oh and the slips. Let’s pretend they’re made of silk, aren’t they beautiful?
My grandma wore slips like that. With the hot nights in southern Minnesota wearing a slip was the only thing to wear at night.
I remember going into her bedroom once. It was unspoken but generally a place we didn’t go. It was a room that connected to double glass doors that led out to a small balcony where me and my sisters would pretend we were Juliet to the dog’s Romeo. Her room had a unique smell that was comforting, mixed with my grandpa’s pipe tobacco smell; earthy, vanilla and a hint of flowers. Her dresser had a pretty doily on it and her silver hand mirror and dainty bottles filled with creams and perfumes. Her slips were in the top drawer, all folded, cool and slinky.