Are you like thousands of other women that believe dress slips or petticoats are old fashioned and only for your grandma?
Coco Chanel once said, “A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous”. But why wear a slip? Slips are great if you can see:
Trust us – a great dress slip will make you feel like a movie star.
A modern day dress slip is quite a functional wardrobe essential. It provides modesty when wearing sheer dresses and tops and protects your skin from fabrics that may irritate, for example wool. They also enhance your outfit with a nice line and fall to your dress or skirt and preventing garments from sticking to your body or stockings.
Slips were originally designed to not be visible, however with the advent of fashion “layering” the slip has evolved, becoming also a “Slip Dress”. Resortwear is the perfect example of how a slip has crossed boundaries and can add impact and colour to your outfit.
When choosing a slip for a sheer dress you have a few options. If the fabric is patterned the depth of the print is altered by the slip. A darker coloured slip black, brown or grey will deepen the print and by contrast a lighter colour slip nude (crema) or white will brighten and lighten the print. Resort wear allows you to venture into different colours adding interest and vibrancy to your outfit. Some handy tips:
Natural fibre or man-made they both have their own special qualities. I previously thought that natural would have to be better, however I have found through research and wearing man-made fabrics they have some wonderful properties. Keeping in mind there are varying qualities of nylon. Breathable nylon micro fibre is cool to wear and easy to care for. It also drapes nicely over the top. Micro fibre also does not seem to have as much static as regular satin nylon. Cotton voile made from natural plant fibres is also a very lightweight fabric which layers well under free flowing resort wear making it a great summer slip. It can adapt well as a “nightie” or a slip dress.
The truth is, we all have varying preferences with how we like a fabric to feel, whether it be silky, soft or light. We also know how we like a garment to fit – close to the body or more loosely fitting. Maybe we have a dress slip for you?
Are you looking for cool, wearable and practical cotton pieces for your next trip away? Travelling somewhere warm, hot or humid? There is nothing like cotton to keep you cool in the heat. Cotton is a lovely fabric choice as it breathes and is light to wear. Cotton voile is the lightest cotton and the coolest with a more open weave, which allows air movement from your skin through the fabric. Weightless and light to pack, cotton pieces allow more room in your suitcase and outfit options for your holiday. You will find with good quality cottons, once it’s on the hangers many creases will fall out and only a light iron should be necessary.
Whether you’re poolside or out and about, a sarong is such a useful accessory. It can also be a wrap for the beach or a cover up to and from. If made from beautiful soft cotton voile, it will protect you from the sun and double as a colourful scarf or shawl. Forgot your towel? A sarong will do the job. Spirituelle cotton beach sarongs are supplied with matching fabric carry bags – perfect for the beach and so handy for keys, sunscreen etc.
For all those beautiful sheer kaftans, dresses and tunics in need of a slip, Spirituelle cotton dress slips provide a great cool under layer. Made from quality cotton voile, they are so light you will barely know you are wearing one but at the same time they’ll solve any ‘see-through’ problems. Many feel that some fabrics cling to cotton. We have found adding a soft voile slip ‘moves’ as one on the top layer without riding up or sticking. So even with 2 layers you will feel cool and comfortable in the heat. They can be worn under all fabrics, including cotton, viscose or silk. For those of us that feel the heat they can also be worn as a nightie or a ‘slip-dress’ on a warm Summer’s night for some cool cotton comfort! There are several styles to suit all body shapes in straight and A-line designs with adjustable straps in S-3XL. Watch our video below for an overview of all styles.
When it is too hot for formal pants or jeans these 100% cotton crinkle gauze pants will provide relaxed comfort. They team well with an assortment of casual holiday tops, tunics and kaftans, or on their own over swimmers. Great to pull on poolside or for a day out cruising for sun protection, these pants are cool relaxed and easy to wear.
Both are easy to wear in relaxed comfortable styles that reflect the energy of the holiday season! Our collection of tunics and kaftans come in beautiful colours and prints that will take you many places as a dress or layered with pants. Wear as a cover-up at the beach or poolside and layer with a cotton slip. Our kaftan dresses and tunic dresses are perfect for a casual lunch or dinner.