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Old 04-19-2015, 11:46 AM
 
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This may be a silly question but I don't normally wear dresses. I want to get a slip of some sort to avoid any see through moments, but I noticed there are now a wide variety of undergarments and plain old slips are hard to find. I see a lot of shapers that are either shorts or skirts, which ones are best for dresses? I would think the skirt ones but having shorts underneath has its own appeal. I'd live to get everyone else's thoughts and experiences. There are too many choices and I don't know where to start.
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Old 04-19-2015, 12:13 PM
 
Location: League City, Texas
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Have you looked at many dresses recently? I rarely wear them myself, but the ones I have purchased recently are always lined, so there's no need for a slip.

I think that while comfortable, shorts wouldn't prevent the "see-thru" effect.
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Old 04-19-2015, 12:13 PM
 
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You can buy slips at many place (brick & mortar and online). There is no one "best" for dresses. It all depends on your preferences and the fabric/fit of the dress. If you can afford it, get one of each and try them. You'll be able to use both for all types of outfits.
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Old 04-19-2015, 03:01 PM
 
Location: Fredericksburg, Va
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Shorts under a dress would NOT be comfortable! Get a dress...wear it around the house until you "get used" to it! As mentioned, few are "see thru" nowadays!
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Old 04-19-2015, 03:18 PM
 
Location: League City, Texas
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Shorts under a dress would NOT be comfortable!
Actually, I do bike shorts with a casual polo-shirt type dress, & it's not bad! Don't think I'd want to try regular zip-up shorts!
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Old 04-19-2015, 04:03 PM
 
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Shorts under a dress would NOT be comfortable! Get a dress...wear it around the house until you "get used" to it! As mentioned, few are "see thru" nowadays!
Shorts under a dress are VERY comfortable, especially for us curvier girls who want to avoid 'chub rub'
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Old 04-19-2015, 07:03 PM
 
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If you are worried about appearance, I'd be more averse to weird bumps and puckers created from wearing shorts than from any "see-through" issues. If my skirt was too sheer, I'd be far more self conscious of the underlying athletic wear than of a brief flash of silhouetted leg, etc.

Hellpaso's observation about lined garments is a good one. Well-made skirts of very-sheer material are usually lined or layered. Once at home, a dim room, a mirror and a reading light or table lamp will let you know what a worst-case lighting situation looks like.

If you find that you *do* need a slip, any place that sells women's clothing for dress or office wear will have a number of options.
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Old 04-19-2015, 07:15 PM
 
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When we're talking about shorts, we're not referring to athletic wear. We're talking about the shapers that have legs rather than a skirt.

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Old 04-19-2015, 08:48 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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I really like gap skips, but ut seems they are being phaser out.

Slips at GapBody | Gap - Free Shipping on $50

The jockey slip-shorts are great too.
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Old 04-19-2015, 09:32 PM
 
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Have you looked at many dresses recently? I rarely wear them myself, but the ones I have purchased recently are always lined, so there's no need for a slip.

I think that while comfortable, shorts wouldn't prevent the "see-thru" effect.
^^^^ Agreed.

Part of the purpose of a slip under a see-through dress is hide the silhouette of the crotch area and the legs. So wearing shorts would not prevent this. I think skirt slips are better.
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