HOT huh!?! If you are thinking, "Who wears slips these days anyways?" I understand. Really, this was my belief too. Old people wear slips.
I wore an adorable cream-colored cotton dress, that I had just found on clearance, to work one day last spring. (I had a spray tan, ok? I know my skin well enough to know that cream isn't really a fashion "do" for me!) I was well aware that this was risky; but, I wore beige undergarments (because everyone knows that white will show through), and I asked Jeff to examine me in the bathroom lighting - oh boys! I'll admit, I left the house feeling pretty good.
Then, around 2nd period, one of the "more experienced" teachers at my school "politely" pulled me aside and said: "You REALLY need a slip with that dress. You can see right through it, and all the boys are probably looking right at your underwear." Excellent. Not only did I then feel super professional but, at least for the next six classes, also totally obscene.
Adorable cream-colored cotton dress went back on the hanger, never to see the florescent light of day again.
Later, when tights and leggings season approached, I thought my problems had been solved. NO ONE can see through opaque black tights. Need for hideous slip = gone. Excessive static electricity that made sweater dresses stick to me in a grossly unflattering way = very present. And, so, the search for a slip officially began...
This started with a change of attitude. I told myself that a slip was just like a camisole for my bottom half. Then, I purchased two half slips - simple beige and a black half - at the Jockey outlet this winter. I was well on my way to becoming a frumpy, slip-wearing, non-vulgar, teacher. And, of course, I proudly showed of my new purchases to said co-worker.
I wish I could tell you that all my problems stopped here. But, alas, that was not the case. As it turns out, my little "fashion must have" keeps riding up on my legs and forming a tire-like formation around my midsection. Trust me, I do NOT need this. I'm pretty sure I'd rather people just see my underwear. (At least they are cute. Slips are just ugly.)
What should I do? I'm considering suspenders under my dress. Any better options?