Slips descended from the chemise, originally a Victorian undergarment made of muslin and designed to protect a corset from sweat and body oils. When corsets and petticoats were abandoned in favor of streamlined flapper fashion in the 1920s, the chemise or full slip, often made of silk, remained as an undergarment that could be worn for modesty under sheer, tubular dresses. Starting in the 1920s, the development of elasticized fabric and...Continue Reading