A little bit of slip showing was kind of the 1950 equivalent of Victorian admiration for a woman's well-turned ankle -- something which was not at all revealing of the body, and rather innocuous-seeming in itself, but which some males enjoyed nevertheless.
Also, women would commonly tell each other "I think your slip is showing" in the same way that men would tell each other "Your fly is undone"... AnonMoos 13:30, 24 April 2011 (UTC)
- P.S. The photo reminded me, publicity photos of actresses in only their slips were also prominent in the 1950s... AnonMoos 06:10, 16 May 2011 (UTC)
- The new pic is good -- for ordinary wear in the mid-20th century, I think women far more often wore slips of white, beige, or black than bright red... AnonMoos 06:12, 18 May 2011 (UTC)