What’s A Chemise? (And Why You Need One)
Every now and then, the world of lingerie throws around lingo that you kind of think you understand—but you aren’t totally sure you’re picturing the right thing.
One of those words? Chemise.
Here on our blog, fabric education for women is one of our favorite things to talk about. (Everything from gussets to thermowelding.) So, let’s talk chemises.
What is a chemise?
According to Merriam-Webster, a chemise is “a woman’s one-piece undergarment” or “a loose straight-hanging dress.”
Good ol’ Wikipedia describes it as “a classic smock, or a modern type of women's undergarment or dress. Historically, a chemise was a simple garment worn next to the skin to protect clothing from sweat and body oils, the precursor to the modern shirts commonly worn in Western nations.”
Our definition? A chemise, or chemise dress, is one of the most versatile, easy, and comfortable pieces of clothing you can toss on at a moment’s notice. And something every woman needs at least one of in her closet.
What can a chemise be worn as?
A sleep dress. Uwila’s chemise is made with the same lightweight fabric as our Happy Seams underwear and camisoles, making it the most luxuriously comfortable nightgown you can imagine. It also has a removable tag, so you can drift off into dreamland without anything itching your skin.
A swimsuit coverup. Whether you’re at the beach or pool, or just lying outside in the sun, a chemise makes for the perfect coverup to throw on over your swimsuit. Our signature chemise is also quick-drying, which is clutch if you’re headed for the poolside bar for some lunch. (Also nice: Because it’s so thin and lightweight, it’s incredibly easy to fit into overnight bags, beach totes, or even handbags.)
An around-the-house dress. Paired with boxers, leggings, or even just our No Brainer undies, a chemise is a nice alternative to tee shirts or tank tops when you’re just lounging around the house on a Sunday afternoon. The T-shaped back and delicate gold trim detail help it pass as a daytime look, and if you just have to take a nap… You’re already dressed for it.
Why buy a chemise from Uwila Warrior?
Aside from our ridiculously comfortable fabric, whether you need an XS/S chemise or a plus-size chemise, we’ve got you covered. Our collection comes in sizes XS/S, M/L, XL/XXL, and 3X/4X and includes the colors Tap Shoe Black with Gold Trim, Living Coral, and Jester Red.
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