Until modern times, many women wore full slips under their dresses to provide an extra layer of modesty, prevent show-through and keep the dress clean and free from body oils. Then women started dressing more casually, wearing more skirts than dresses. That’s why the half slip was invented. A half slip hangs from the waist and looks like a skirt, only it’s made of much more delicate fabric. A half slip is the perfect solution to sheer skirts or for when you don’t need a full slip. Half slips are versatile because they may be worn alone or with a matching camisole as an alternative to a full slip. Half slips are usually made of a smooth and slick fabric such as silk, satin, polyester or nylon, so the fabric will not cling to your skirt or dress. HerRoom.com offers a variety of half slips from many different manufacturers. Check out the half slip selection at HerRoom.com today and enjoy free shipping.