(Closed) Finding undergarments is harder than finding a dress. Help w/clingy fabric?

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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772 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I think a slip is what will work best. Something slick like that nylon or polyester satiny stuff works great!  Like something grandma would wear. 

I would either go to target, ross, kmart, etc., maybe even a thrift store or ebay.  I personally think the cheaper ones (not the specialty spanx stuff) works best.  It should be the slick satiny fabric.

You can always wear spanx or whatever underneath it, but I find that the body by victoria style undergarment material everyone uses now just doesn’t work with the vintage dresses.  I ordered mine on ebay, so not sure how available they are if you are searching for something new at the store.  If you get one vintage or from consignment just wash it in normal detergent with vinegar and that will take the dusty smell away. 

I really never understood why women used to wear slips all the time in the past until I started buying dresses where the material made them necessary.  The old fashioned slip works so much better than all those body suits, etc. that just seem to cling and stick.

I don’t know if others have suggestions, but this is what worked for me.

Good luck!

Post # 4
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3344 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Yep.  You need a slinky slip.  If you use spanx or something underneath, the dress will cling super hard.

Post # 5
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772 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

oh, or try a local, independent lingere store.  My local lady has all kinds of stuff, and she doesn’t mind me bringing in a dress or other outfit to try to find undergarments that fit.  I even found one in another city while traveling via yelp to fit a bra for my mom’s dress and they were equally helpful.  Unlike a bridal salon, the prices are usually more reasonable and they are normally happy to help.

Post # 6
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270 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2001

I would also try Sears or JCPenny. 

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