What the Addict Wears to Bed: Vintage Slips
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What the Addict Wears to Bed: Vintage Slips

I'm not sure if I've mentioned this before, but I love vintage slips. Not only are they a glamorous throwback to a bygone era, they're the perfect introduction to a world of vintage lingerie... inexpensive, widely available, and beautiful on everyone.

As a brief aside, there's one key difference between vintage lingerie and retro lingerie. Vintage lingerie was made in the past. Retro lingerie just looks like it was made in the past --- it's actually constructed in the present-day.

E-bay is always my first choice for vintage slips, with Vanity Fair and Van Raalte being my preferred brands. I've found some great deals for under $10 so even the most budget-conscious diva can indulge. Etsy is another great choice, though their prices tend to start a bit higher... around the $20 mark.

What do you think of my slip? I wore one of these on a recent date with The Boyfriend and he loved it even more than more traditional "lingerie." Funny how that works, yeah?

In other news, the "L" key on my laptop keeps sticking. I can't begin to tell you how inconvenient that is when you're writing a lingerie blog. There's an "L" everywhere! Good night, lovelies.

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Cora Harrington

Founder and Editor in Chief of The Lingerie Addict. Author of In Intimate Detail: How to Choose, Wear, and Love Lingerie. I believe lingerie is fashion too, and that everyone who wants it deserves gorgeous lingerie.

35 Comments on this post

  1. Lisa Walter says:

    Lovely slip. I am also a slip/ lingerie addict. I have mostly retro slips, not vintage….I’m not sure how to determine if they are vintage.

  2. Mori says:

    Love the pic! and will look for a few for my own collection.

  3. Lacy Slip says:

    Very sexy piece…love it !!

  4. frankufotos Lingerie says:

    I read a recent newspaper article about how slips are so out of fashion and hard to find, now.

    My girlfriend has a few, but hasn't slept in them. We may have to change that ; )

    Then again, maybe it's that we're in our mid-20's that makes them more interesting to us – they're sort of glamour-from-the-past.

  5. Panty Buns says:

    You look very sexy and hot in that petty slip. Thank you for sharing the photo – it's a treat. I hadn't thought of wearing my slips to bed before. I do wear Vanity Fair full brief panties to bed and have a collection of vintage half-slips by Vanity Fair and by Kayser. I bought them about 30 years ago and believe they're probably still in good shape (some never worn). Next time I go up to the attic I'll have to dig them out and try sleeping in one to see how it feels. Thanks for the idea.

  6. Jerica says:

    Wow girl you look gorgeously sexy in that! You modeling things like that makes me want to go out and buy something similar, in hopes I will look like that! hehe

    Thanks for defining vintage and retro, makes sense. I sleep in slips/nighties but I'm not sure if they're vintage or retro lol. *oblivious*

  7. Marz says:

    Wow, that's gorgeous! And the price points are amazing. I love how men will often give us nice surprises as to what they love in lingerie, its fascinating.

  8. Joanne Faith says:

    Vintage slips are gorgeous & I especially love yours. The color is perfect. :)

  9. badside says:

    Love the pic! I'm not surprised BF had such a strong reaction…yum! We must be on the same wavelength, I've been working on a sleepwear post myself, look for it tomorrow.

  10. C. says:

    Oh vintage slips are so so pretty!


  11. Dustjacket Attic says:

    I love the soft shade, I so should wear something like that to bed.

  12. Mish Dish says:

    the vintage slip is absolutely gorgeous. xo Mish


  13. trishie koh says:

    I love vintage lingerie too, they're sexy without being overtly so.

  14. maiddiane says:

    Hello Treacle,

    What i think is it's wonderful! Delectable! Great picture – slips are so sweetly feminine & You look great. You do this classic garment justice. Lucky Boyfriend!

    Sorry about the 'L' though. :o(


  15. Cafe Fashionista says:

    Ohmigosh that is stunning! Why is it that sleepwear is often more gorgeous than streetwear?! :)

  16. clarewbrown says:

    whew! How cute are you!! I love this slip. I only have one, but you inspired me to get more.

  17. Monika P. says:

    you look, so , so , so good! To be honest I love going sleep in something 'pretty' too, everyone feel better then.

    Monika from J'adore Fashion

  18. A red lipstick says:

    I love vintage slips! You look lovely in yours :)

  19. Mary Jo from TrustYourStyle says:

    This is such a great idea! I may have to abandon my cozy pjs forever now! I'm going to look for some of these, they are super sexy! :)

    xo Mary Jo

  20. Leah says:

    So sexy… so gorgeous… how I wish I can wear vintage slips to bed. I'm always in my PJs.

  21. Things That Excite Me says:

    Very beautiful. Your boyfriend is very lucky!

    I adore vintage lingerie. It feels like it ties into something sexy and mysterious from the past… A hidden connection with a primal past. Gorgeous.

  22. Kallie says:

    i love the color of the slip. i could never sleep in anything but pants, but now i wish i could!

  23. Kelly says:

    I usually do not have the patience for vintage shopping, but I do loooove going to bed in slips. All my favorites hang on a hook in my room so every night I can pick which one strikes my fancy.

  24. cervin says:

    Very nice :)
    You are sexy and very chic.

  25. MissNeira says:

    I do too! slips are so comfy..and im not going to forget to say theyre so friggin sexy
    I love your slip.. you look hot!

  26. Couture Carrie says:

    Totally gorgeous, darling!
    So luxe and chic!


  27. daisychain says:

    I'm totally on a slip mission now.

  28. Sher says:

    Very nice, they look so comfy and sexy at the same time!

  29. bad-penny says:

    This is just blatantly pandering to slip-fetishists. Hurrah!!, can we see some more please?

  30. Nina says:

    Oh wow! This is something new to me … soooo lovely!

  31. rach says:

    I sleep in little nighties and things, so these would be perfect and sound like they're a bargain! Since they're vintage, do the sizes run about the same, or do you have to go up a size?


  32. Patricia says:

    I wear vintage slips to bed every night! I get the white ones at thrift stores (Sally's, Goodwill, etc.), usually for $2.00 or less on their sale days, then tie-dye them. We also carry vintage slips on our vintage site. They make great house dresses, especially in the summertime. And of course, they can be worn in the traditional manner.

  33. Petra Bellejambes says:

    I am inspired to do a little slip shopping my dear. I am more inspired to tell you that you are simply gorgeous.

    Oh, and the leopard print body briefer in the linked post – outstanding.

    Keep shopping, snapping, and posting!

  34. Ligeia says:

    absolutely gorgeous!! I so love them but as I tend to sleep in lingerie I resist to buy them hehe


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