|Traditionally the chemise, which is French for 'shirt,' was a loose cut shift or shirt-styled form of underclothing or sleepwear. Today the term has come to encompass a variety of short gowns, from tailored cotton styles to silky short confections. |
When made of satin, silk, lace or a sheer material, chemises can become sizzling lingerie, and sexy sleepwear. Sexy chemises will usually have fitted bodices, often embellished with lace or bows. Some styles will fall gently around the body, while more risqué styles will hug every curve. With feminine embellishments and slinky fabrics, chemises are a flattering and sexy sleepwear choice.