|Liz Taylor |
"Cat On A Hot Tin Roof" 1958
There are few garments that cry femininity better than the slip. It is an in-between look that is not exactly an "unmentionable" under garment and something you would not wear in public.
I remember my mother getting dress for church on Sunday and having a slip on as she completed her hair and makeup. I tried not to stare but was fascinated by the look. After putting her dress on I remember my mother asking, "Is my slip showing?"
Whenever I would sneak into her closet it was always my try-on favorite.
Getting back to Liz: I think she probably did more for slip sales than any lingerie advertising agency could dream of. Can you imagine the slip sales after her appearance in a lacy full slip in her 1958 movie, "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof". Overnight slips became dramatic, provocative and sexy. That was not the last time either.
Then she did it again in 1960> The movie *BUtterfield 8 and more seductive slips. Liz again showed us lingerie can be fabulous and not just meant for under a dress. Thank you Liz.
|Liz in "BUtterfield 8"|
Amazon describes "The Skip" this way:
SOFT AND SKIN FRIENDLY LACE SLIP DRESS
July 7, 2017
|Available on Amazon|
But it seems clear from the testimony of celebrity stylists, fashion historians, manufacturers and retailers that sales of slips for their original purpose have been slipping, and for some time.
*Anyone else remember why the "B" and "U" (both) would be capitalized in the movie title "BUtterfiled 8"? I was "GLobe 4".