Modesty without sweating to death in the heat?
June 13, 2009 12:35 PM   Subscribe

Where can I find a selection of cotton-blend slips and half-slips in Austin, Texas?

I wear a lot of light cotton skirts (mostly knee-length or just above) in the summer that require half-slips underneath. All I can seem to find are slips made of synthetic material that gets sticky and sweaty in the hot summer weather. I tried Petticoat Fair, but all of their cotton slips/half-slips are way too long for me, and seem overpriced. Target and most department stores I've looked in have nothing in cotton. As a bonus challenge, I'm really short, so I need slips that are short.
posted by ishotjr to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (5 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
If you aren't able to find any place that carries them, maybe you could find someone on Craigslist/etc. who could sew a few of these for you. Slips are kind of a specialty item these days.
posted by lakeroon at 1:01 PM on June 13, 2009

I was going to suggest something similar to lakeroon. Etsy has a feature where you can float an "Alchemy" request: you describe your needs, the price you want to pay, and makers "bid" on your request. You decide which seller to use, and they make them up. It is a really smooth transaction, actually (and you pay after the goods are ready.)

Alternately, this is something a regular sew-er or tailor in your location can easily and inexpensively do. Request cotton lawn fabric for any custom cotton slip for the coverage and undergarment feel and weight that you need. It's a very smooth, lightweight cotton.
posted by rumposinc at 1:11 PM on June 13, 2009

Do you have to buy them locally, or are you willing to buy online? The last time I looked in Houston, there were zero cotton slips... apparently women don't wear them anymore? And I know exactly what you mean about wanting cotton ones!

You can buy them online. HerRoom sells exactly two, and only one that might be the right length for you.
posted by Houstonian at 1:27 PM on June 13, 2009

Seems like The Cotton Mill offers them in custom lengths.

Just Googling "cotton half slips" gets alot of results...
posted by cabingirl at 3:51 PM on June 13, 2009

Response by poster: Thanks, all! I was preferring something where I could try them on, because I have a hard-to-fit size, but it looks line online will be the only sure bet right now.
posted by ishotjr at 6:18 PM on June 15, 2009

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