The word chemise is French for “shirt,” and in fact, the chemise is the precursor to the modern shirt. In the Middle Ages, women's sleepwear typically was a chemise – or shift – under their long dresses to ensure the gowns stayed clean and uncontaminated by body oil; a chemise was the only piece of clothing that women washed regularly. Modern-day underwear – bras, panties, etc. – replaced the chemise as the first layer of clothing worn by women, but the chemise still exists as sleepwear today. Chemise sleepwear refers to any type of shirt-like nightgown that hangs straight from the shoulders and fits loosely at the waist. Chemise sleepwear is sleeveless and may come with adjustable straps. The chemise sleepwear category features a broad range of lingerie, including most babydolls, nightgowns, night shirts, slips and nighties. HerRoom.com offers a variety of chemise sleepwear from many different manufacturers. Check out the chemise sleepwear selection at HerRoom.com today and enjoy free shipping.
Welcome to HerRoom, the world’s premier online lingerie authority. Founded by Tomima Edmark in 1998, HerRoom has grown from bras and panties to include swimwear, sleepwear, and beyond. We offer over 250 brands, from classic brands you love like Wacoal, Chantelle, and Vanity Fair, to some you may not have heard of—Fantasie, Prima Donna, Elomi—but are sure to love. We work hard to provide you with as much information as possible, including extensive fit information, measured drawings of each bra, and honest customer reviews. Whether you’re a 28A or a 58J, we’re confident you’ll find something you love at HerRoom!