Above is the Lady Marlene X Half-Slip, light control, four garters, nylon/spandex blend, $31.99-40.99 (USD).
In addition to talking about stockings, I’ve realized I should talk about the things that hold them up too. I’ve recently gotten turned on to vintage style lingerie–girdles, corselettes, bullet bras, old style garter belts, etc. Not only do I believe that this style of intimate wear is classically sexy, it also helps to mold the body.
Before I continue, I should say that the comment above is not meant to imply that all women’s bodies are in need of controlling, shaping, or any synonym thereof. Some women (and men for that matter) enjoy the feeling of constriction that vintage shapewear provides, and this post is written for that audience.
If I’m not mistaken, the Lady Marlene half slip is on its way out of production so if you’re interested in owning this piece, now is the time to buy it. Sizes available are small, medium, large, and you determine the size for you by your waist size. Per usual, I’ll include links to places you can purchase this item at the end of my post.
In hand, the half slip is a bit shorter than I expected. From the pictures, I was looking for it to be about miniskirt length, however, on me, it was more like full coverage brief length, or perhaps boyshort length. So, if you’re a woman with a few curves, particularly on the hips and/or buttocks, please be aware the half slip will not come down as long on you.
The nylon slip is sheer, and the x-panel in front is opaque. If you wear your girdles and slips a little low, on the hips, as I do, the opaque panel will likely cover your private areas. The back of the slip has one seam up the back midline which make it almost look like you’re wearing a thong from behind. I particularly like the double strap detail in the garters. Though I wish there were six garters, instead of four, the style of garter does enhances the overall vintage feel of the garment and adds a little peek of skin on the thighs, which I think is sexy.
The half slip itself fit well. However this garment offers next to no shaping, so light coverage is definitely an accurate description. It’s good for you if you want a smooth line under dresses or skirts, or something with a bit more coverage than the typical garter belt, but, for actual shaping, I’m going to have to recommend a real girdle and not this item.
You can buy here, here, and here.