Time for the Slip?

Hanky Panky Silky Skin A-Line Slip

Silky 36″ A-line Slip

Are Slips a Thing of Yore?

Don’t give slips the pink slip! They are as useful now as ever and our Hanky Panky Silky collection offers a wide array of the “overgarments” for your undermost undergarments.

Hanky Panky Silky 14” Fitted Half Slip with Lace and Silky 30” Convertible Slip

Silky 30” Convertible Slip and Fitted Half Slip

I, too, thought that dress slips were for my mother’s generation. That was until, Gale, our creative director, pointed out what a wonderful job her slip was doing from keeping her plaid dress from clinging to her leggings. And then it hit me—a light bulb moment! Memories of abandoned skirts, dresses avoided during certain seasons, bulges of fabric from static, and awkward windy moments flew past. A slip, with its body-contouring coverage, forgiving smoothness, would have been the perfect answer to the sartorial hardships I have endured.

So What Can a Slip Do for You?

Hanky Panky Fitted Slip with Lace Plus Size

Fitted Slip With Lace

VPLs (visible panty lines) are often thought of as the practical need for slip. However, if a VPL isn’t a concern of yours, there are many other reasons to consider adding a slip into your wardrobe staples. First, slips are great to wear as a layering piece with thin garments to prevent underwear from showing through your clothes. They also add an extra layer for warmth and make for a handy transitional accessory when you want to take a summer dress into the early fall with you.

Additionally, they prevent from chaffing. So add an extra layer between you and that scratchy wool dress that’s been sitting in the back of your closet and you are good to go! And if you are tired of fabric bunching and static, our Silky slip is here to the rescue.

Show More Skin—Silky Skin, That Is

Lastly, slips are for the fashionable, just as much the practical. Like many of our other pieces, you can wear your slip out as a part of your ensemble. Take a nod from the runway shows and pair your slip with a cardigan or blazer, or wear under a sheer skirt or blouse.


From Left: Dolce & Gabana SS16, Katie Gallagher SS17, Dolce & Gabana AW17, Sharon Wauchob SS16 Photos ©WGSN

Or bring your slip all the way out and over a t-shirt.

Rebecca Minkoff Spring/Summer 17

Rebecca Minkoff SS17 Photo ©WGSN

Regardless of how you wear your slip, the important thing to remember is slips are a wardrobe essential.

-Carla, slipping up

About Hanky Panky

In 1977, designer Gale Epstein created a hand-made lingerie set for her friend, Lida Orzeck, crafted out of embroidered handkerchiefs. The original designs were the inspiration for the company name, Hanky Panky. Blending traditional with modern glam looks, Hanky Panky is a fashion favorite of countless celebrities.
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