A slipcover is a covering that can be slipped on and off a piece of upholstered furniture. In the old days, a slipcover was used as protection for one's expensive hand-made furniture. Since a slipcover can be tailor made to fit an individual's unique style, it has become popular with consumers who want to get a customized look without the expense of traditional re-upholstery. Because slipcovers can be taken off and cleaned they are great for households with children and pets. The low cost of slipcovers has started a trend where some homeowners have slipcovers made for different seasons!