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gorgeousgirl Sat 26-Sep-09 20:23:04

I want to get some lovely wool dresses for winter to wear with opaque tights and knee length boots... But will the dress stick to the tights? I don't really want it to cling/ start to ride up.

So what do you girls all do? I was thinking about underskirts, but I have never owned one...

Advice desperately needed!!

onepieceoflollipop Sat 26-Sep-09 20:26:17

I haven't worn an underskirt since school days. They used to be called "petticoats" too didn' they?

I think that if the dress isn't man made fibre, then you may be ok. Fabric conditioner will also reduce static/clinging (I hate fabric condition btw but I guess it has its uses!)

tulpe Sat 26-Sep-09 23:12:03

Any clinging can be resolved by spraying your tights with hairspray.......seriously

But yes, I agree with onepiece, that if the dress isn't made of manmade fibres you should be okay

<<shudders at crunchiness of acrylic......its like nails down a chalkboard to me).

scrimble Sun 27-Sep-09 10:00:47

I've been wondering about underskirts too. I have a cotton skirt (it's fairly stiff fabric) that clings to tights. Annoying. Also, I have a couple of skirts that aren't lined and I think they'd hang better with just a little bit more fabric underneath.

I did some googling* but didn't unearth anything useful. Does anyone know where one can get underskirts?

*Not sure I used 'underskirt' as a search term now that I think about it...

MrsBadger Sun 27-Sep-09 10:30:27

they're called slips these days


gorgeousgirl Sun 27-Sep-09 10:37:50

I didn't know my terminology was so out of date!! I must be getting old!! shock

scrimble Sun 27-Sep-09 10:54:32

I actually thought 'slips' was the old fashioned terminology. blush

Lilymaid Sun 27-Sep-09 11:01:28

Here they are!

MrsBadger Sun 27-Sep-09 11:03:07

can't fight M&S re lingerie terminology

janeite Sun 27-Sep-09 14:28:31

Mine is from M&S but it's rubbish, as I find it does exactly what its name says and 'slips'. Better, in my opinion, is a slip-dress shaped one, so it can't creep down and escape from the bottom of your dress or bulk up around your waist and give you an extra tyre. I have been on a quest for several years to get a short black silk one but have so far failed.

Hope this serves as a bump for you anyway.

Fleecy Sun 27-Sep-09 14:39:14

I bought a mid-calf length one from a local independent shop that sells things designed to appeal to someone a few years older than me!

I chopped it when I got home so it's now a mini - goes under anything but stops the worst of the cling.

You could try that?

StayFrosty Sun 27-Sep-09 14:46:49

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

MrsBadger Sun 27-Sep-09 14:54:07

Janeite you need Sulis

not cheap but lovely - I still wear the one DH bought me before we were even engaged

janeite Sun 27-Sep-09 14:57:36

Mrs B - that is perfect. Have you used their online delivery before?

MrsBadger Sun 27-Sep-09 19:50:05

yes but as I say it was years ago

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