Your Guide to Buying a Chemise

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Your Guide to Buying a Chemise

A chemise is a shirt or top that happens to be a component of the prelude to any love scene, and it makes a woman feel like the most special person on earth. A chemise is an undergarment that is now considered sexy lingerie. Today, the chemise is commonly linked to lingerie and may be part of a baby doll set, bikini underwear, or it could be a short sleeveless gown that is about mid-thigh length. It is commonly sold in sets and may come with a pretty matching robe.

A chemise is typically made from comfortable fabrics like satin, silk, and cotton, but you can also find popular chemises made from crushed velvet, mesh, or lace. It is commonly associated with petite women, but it is available to women of all shapes and sizes. A chemise is flattering on all bodies and suits various purposes, from comfortable sleepwear to lingerie worn during intimate nights with your special someone. If a woman wants to purchase a chemise to expand her wardrobe, she should know about the various types available to her.

The Origins of a Chemise

The chemise, which means shirt, was invented 500 years ago in France. When it was first created, both men and women wore a chemise. Women wore it mostly to protect their outer garments from sweat, while men wore them with robes. However, the chemise has evolved from being just a comfortable garment to an essential part of a woman’s lingerie ensemble. It is designed to make women feel sexy and beautiful while providing the comfort it became popular for. Today, a chemise is commonly known as a slip or camisole, an undergarment made from flimsy, sexy materials.

An Essential Part of Every Woman’s Wardrobe

Whether you are a femme fatale or a baby doll, the chemise is now an essential part of every woman’s wardrobe. It will always be in fashion. Women can wear a chemise as simple sleepwear because it is comfortable and breathable. Some women still wear a chemise as an undergarment to prevent their clothes from becoming sweaty and oily. A chemise is available in many different colours, styles, materials, and textures, so you will have no trouble finding the right chemise for you. The creation of movies has only helped to promote the chemise as a romantic, sexy piece of clothing. Even authors adapted the chemise into their stories so that their heroines had the same romantic, sexy feel as those in the movies. This inclusion in popular culture has only helped make the chemise even more popular not just with the older crowd but also with the younger generation as well.

Types of Chemise

The chemise is a flattering piece of lingerie for all body types. It can emphasise the curves you love and minimise the ones you hate. Whether you are slim and petite or larger and plus size, the chemise is available in all sizes and looks great on all body shapes. A chemise can be anywhere from thigh length to full length and can be trimmed with anything from lace and sequins to ribbons and mesh. The combinations are endless. The most popular chemises come in cream, white, or black, so if you do choose to wear it as an undergarment, it is easily disguised. In its most simple form, a chemise is considered sexy and is found in most women's wardrobes.

Classic Chemise

The classic chemise of modern times is commonly made from crushed velvet, which gives the wearer a sexy, sweet appearance. The soft texture of the crushed velvet is pleasant to touch and does not reveal too much. It makes this chemise seductive and flirty.

The Playful Chemise

The playful chemise, made from satin or silk, is much more sensual. It comes in plain silk or satin or can be combined with other materials, such as lace, mesh, embroidery, or sequins for that extra pizazz. These are sexy items usually worn for intimate occasions.

The Everyday Chemise

A chemise is not just a lingerie item; it can also be worn as an everyday undergarment protecting the wearer's clothes from sweat and body oils. These chemises are usually longer in length and not as revealing. The chemise comes in an array of colours from solid colours ranging from pastels, bold bright colours to earthy tones. There are also two-toned chemises that have a wide range of colour schemes and patterns.

Chemise Sizing

As a chemise is an undergarment or a sleepwear, garment sizing is quite easy but very important because a chemise is supposed to be sexy, flattering, and most importantly, comfortable. Below is a chart comparing four different sizing systems to help you navigate the various chemises sizes you may encounter and help you choose the correct size.

UK

4

6

8

10

12

14

16

18

20

22

24

26

Europe

32

34

36

38

40

42

44

46

48

50

52

54

US

1

2

4

6

8

10

12

14

16

18

20

22

Aust

4

6

8

10

12

14

16

18

20

22

24

26

The second chart below is more detailed and expands on UK sizes by showing bust, waist, and hip measurements that correspond to each size. Please note that sizes are in cm first and then in inches.

Size

UK / XS / 6

UK / S / 8-10

UK / M / 12-14

UK / L / 16-18

UK / XL / 20

Bust

78.5 / 31

81-86 / 32-34

91-78 / 36-38

101-108 / 40-43

116 / 45.5

Waist

60.5 / 37.75

63-68 / 24-26

73-78 / 28-30

83-90 / 32-35

98 / 38.5

Hips

93 / 36.75

88.5-93.5 / 34-36

98-103 / 38-40

108-116 / 42-45

123.5 / 48.5

With the above charts, you should be able to find a chemise on eBay that fits your body perfectly. Always use these charts as a guide only and have someone you know help you to take your measurements.

Buying Your Chemise on eBay

There are so many chemises available for purchase on eBay that it will be hard to stop at buying only one. With the lower prices and huge selection, there is no need to stop at just one. If you are unsure of what type of chemise you want, the best thing to do is to type 'chemise' into the eBay search bar and scroll through all the options until you find what you are looking for. If you know what type of chemise you are after, add some extra words into the search bar, e.g., 'velvet chemise', and you will see only velvet chemises. You can do this with all types of materials or styles of chemise.

Once you have found the perfect chemise, you need to check a few things. First, you need to make sure the seller actually ships to your country. Second, you need to get confirmation on the shipping price so there are no unexpected costs on the arrival of your chemise. And third, you need to make sure the seller has a return policy, so if your chemise does not fit properly, you can return it for a different size or get your money back. This information should be on the seller’s advertisement page; however, if it is not, then you can contact the seller directly to ask any questions you may have. Once you are satisfied that you have all the required information, simply place your order.

Conclusion

All women are different, and it is very important that you have your sizing figured out before you purchase a chemise. Ask a friend or family member to help you take your measurements so that you can be sure the you are happy with how it is going to look on you, that way you know it will cover all the parts you want to cover and shows off your best assets. You will only feel comfortable and confident in a chemise if you are happy with how it looks. Just because you go into a store and try a few on does not mean you have to purchase them, try some on, pick a style you like, you can always go home and buy off eBay once you know what you are looking for. With such a wide variety of chemise available, it is very easy to find one suitable for all body shapes and sizes.

A chemise is a great way for a woman to feel sexy with her body regardless of what society deems as sexy. If you settle for good quality chemises and work with the vast colour scheme available, you will have no trouble setting the intended mood for a special occasion. If you want to feel good at work, you can wear your chemise as an undergarment, or you can also wear it to bed as a nightgown. A chemise is not just about intimacy with that special someone; a chemise is about making you, the wearer, feel good about yourself and make you feel sexy. Women can use eBay to find that perfect, special chemise.

 
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