Eight Reasons Why You Need A Chemise In Your Life

27th July 2021
Models wearing a selection of Pour Moi chemises

Bingo really is fun. Ballroom dancing is awesome. And knitting? It’s addictive. The older generation have been proved right about so many things in life - and it’s time we took a tip from them when it comes to our undergarments, too. If you thought no one under a certain age wore a petticoat, it’s time for a rethink because this is one long-forgotten piece of vintage lingerie that deserves to make its fashion comeback. 

The epitome of retro glamour, a sensuous satin slip can help you nail that screen siren look faster than you can say ‘I’m ready for my close-up.’ You can wear a chemise as slinky nightwear, under your clothes to smooth your silhouette, or even as daring outerwear. In fact, if you don’t have one of these sensual slips tucked away in your lingerie drawer, you could be missing a trick. Because not only are chemises ridiculously sexy, but they could also turn out to be one of the hardest working pieces of lingerie you own. Soft, fluid and oh-so-feminine, we love our chemises to pieces here at Pour Moi, and we think you’ll love them too. Still need convincing? Here are our top ten reasons why Granny had it right all along...

1. They make you feel like a glamourpuss

Model wearing Pour Moi chemise

Add a touch of luxe to your nightwear wardrobe with the Dusk Satin Chemise. This soft and stylish nightwear staple features luxurious satin and lace detailing with adjustable straps to fit and shape your body. A silk chemise just makes you feel instantly put-together, and as a result you’ll exude glamour and poise. It’s hard not to feel fabulous in this beautiful chemise.

2. They make business-wear more feminine

Model wearing Pour Moi chemise

Having something as soft and sensual as the Aura Lace Chemise next to your skin can lift your spirits faster than a trip to the office vending machine. You’ll feel supported throughout your day with fully adjustable straps. Keep this luxurious slip as your sexy little secret - or let the delicate lace trim peek out over the top of your conservative business attire.

3. They give static the slip

Model wearing Pour Moi chemise

Don’t you hate it when dresses cling to your tights and ride up your body, revealing all as you walk to the bus stop? That’s static, my friend, and a silky slip like the Opulence Chemise will prevent the dreaded cling. This luxe style is perfect for luxury lounging around the house but don’t let it stop you from venturing out. With cross dyed lace cups and a super soft microfibre skirt, you’ll feel stylish and feminine all whilst banishing the dreaded static affect.

4. They’re like shapewear, only sexier

Model wearing Pour Moi chemise

At the risk of sounding like our mothers, any sheer, unlined or tight-fitting dress is vastly improved by the addition of a satin slip like the Milan Chemise. Not only does it make visible knicker lines non-existent, slips just help your clothes ‘hang’ better, letting the fabric skim gracefully and comfortably over your body. This luxury chemise also features a soft microfibre skirt and fully adjustable straps will leave you feeling comfortable and supported all day and night long.

5. They keep you warm in winter, cool in summer

Model wearing Pour Moi chemise

If pyjamas in the winter aren’t your thing, chemises still work great in the summer. Opt for a longer style chemise such as the Sofa Loves Lace Secret Support Midi Chemise made from soft jersey fabric to keep you warm during those colder months. Lightweight and breathable chemises are key to keeping you cool during the summer months. The Sofa Loves Lace Secret Support Jersey Chemise is comfortable and cool, made from lightweight, luxe fabric that gently drapes the contours of your body for a floaty finish. Hold on though. You can still wear this chemise during the winter. Slip on the Sofa Loves Lace Longline Soft Jersey Gown over the matching chemise for a warm, comfortable, and stylish look.

6. They’re great if you’re curvy

Model wearing Pour Moi chemise

Chemises are designed to flow over your body and flatter your curves, making them perfect for bootylicious babes. Choosing a plus size babydoll will make the most of your bust, but the rest of the fabric skims your body, creating a soft, romantic silhouette. Feeling tempted? Try the Luxe Woven Secret Support Chemise. It’s available up to a size 22 and comes with an inner secret support shelf, leaving you feeling comfortable, secure, and stylish.

7. They make great nightwear

Model wearing Pour Moi chemise

Snuggly PJs are perfect for every day, but special nights (like when you’ve been whisked away to a gorgeous hotel) call for a nightdress that oozes femininity. Choosing something like the St Tropez Embroidered Chemise looks decadent thanks to its gorgeous lace details. Yet this soft nightdress is beautifully comfortable to sleep in, too. Plus, it takes up hardly any room in your overnight bag - more room for shoes!

8. You can wear them as outerwear

Model wearing Pour Moi chemise

The underwear as outerwear trend shows no sign of going away, but if the thought of wearing a bralette in public fills you with dread, the right chemise can be a far less revealing way to nail the look. The Sofa Loves Lace Removable Cup Jersey Chemise would make a lovely summer dress, plus it’s got secret support built-in, so there’ll be no chunky bra straps to spoil the ‘barely there’ look.

Have we made you crave some petticoat power for yourself? Browse the full range of ladies slips and chemises at Pour Moi.

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