Cotton slips are designed to be worn with a variety of garments. There are full-length slips that are intended to be worn under dresses, and half-slips which are used with a skirt. Slips can also be a number of different lengths and colors. Some may have thin spaghetti straps, while others are strapless. They can also have slits on the side, back, or front.
Full slips are those that have a top and bottom piece to them. These cotton slips are designed to be worn under a dress. They could have wide straps, thin straps, or be strapless. The straps can often be adjusted for individual comfort. There may also be lace trim around the bottom of the garment.
Women generally wear half-slips with skirts. These garments consist of only the bottom piece, covering a woman from the waist down. They typically have elastic at the waistline to hold them in place. These cotton slips generally fit loosely around the hips and thighs, but are not baggy.
Cotton slips range from very short to full-length garments. Short slips might have a skirt that extends only to the upper thigh area. These can be worn with mini-skirts. Longer slips may come to just above the ankle. These can be ideal for wearing with dresses that are more formal, such as bridal gowns or prom dresses.
Some cotton slips have slits in them, so they can be worn with dresses or skirts that also have slits. These slits may be in the back, side, or front of the slip. The length of the slit may be only one or two inches (2.54 to 5.08 cm) long, or it could extend from the hemline to the waist.
Although most of these garments are white, cotton slips can also be other colors. The most common are beige, off-white, and black. Generally speaking, black slips are worn with outer garments that are a dark color such as navy blue or black. White, beige, or cream-colored slips might be worn with light-colored or print garments.
Although adult women usually wear cotton slips, some models are designed for young girls. These often look like those that adults wear. They might also have lace, ribbon, or embroidery to make them more appealing to children.