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The Comfort Briefing

A Guide to Chemises - Everything You Need To Know

A Guide to Chemises - Everything You Need To Know

If you're wondering what a chemise is or when you would wear one, we’ve got you. We’re here to share everything you need to know about chemises and why you might want to add one to your lingerie collection if you haven’t already. Our collection includes a wide range of Nightgowns  and Chemise lingerie  that will make you feel comfortable and sexy.


What is a Chemise

A chemise is a lightweight, loose-fitting garment that typically falls at mid-thigh or knee length. It can be worn as a dress or a tunic-like top. Originally used as an undergarment, the modern chemise has become a stylish fashion statement. It offers comfort and versatility, perfect for casual outings or as a nightgown.



How & when to wear a chemise:

- As a cozy and effortless sleepwear option for a peaceful night of rest.

- When you want to feel luxurious in a silk, lace, or satin chemise.

- Dress it up with a blazer and accessories for a chic and fashionable look for a casual outing

- For a romantic night with your special someone.

- Lounging at home in comfort (and style)



Frequently Asked Questions About Chemises:


Is a chemise a nightie? 

Yes, a chemise can be worn as a nightie, offering a comfortable and stylish sleepwear option.


Is a chemise the same as a slip? 

While similar in some ways, a chemise and a slip are slightly different garments. A slip is worn underneath clothing to prevent transparency, while a chemise can be worn as a dress or a standalone piece.


Do you sleep in a chemise? 

Absolutely! Many people choose to sleep in a chemise due to its lightweight and comfortable nature.


Can a chemise be worn as a dress? 

Yes! A chemise can be worn as a dress.



What do you wear under a white chemise?

When wearing a white chemise, you may consider wearing the following underneath for comfort and coverage:


- Nude or white underwear: Opt for seamless lingerie to avoid visible lines. Hanky Panky Body™ or BreatheSoft® underwear are perfect choices.

- Strapless or nude-colored bra: Choose a bra that matches your skin tone or goes unnoticed under the chemise.

- Cami or tank top: If you prefer additional coverage, layer a camisole or tank top underneath the chemise.