Ten reasons why you need a chemise in your life

Bingo really is fun. Ballroom dancing is awesome. And knitting? It’s totally addictive. The older generation have been proved right about so many things in life - and perhaps 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, 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
We dare you not to feel as vampish as Elizabeth Taylor in Cat On a Hot Tin Roof the minute you put one a silky, white slip like this little Love Lace number from Pour Moi. Trust us, you won’t care if your nail varnish is a little chipped or your hair’s on its third day without a wash. A silk chemise just makes you feel instantly put-together, and as a result you’ll exude glamour and poise.
2. They make business-wear more feminine
Adding a pretty petticoat to your usual work get-up is, of course, entirely optional. But having something as soft and sensual as our Amour Chemise next to your skin can lift your spirits faster than a trip to the office vending machine. 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
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 our Opulence Chemise will prevent the dreaded cling - and stop you flashing the queue of people waiting for the number 27.
4. They stop full skirts from bunching
As if banishing static wasn’t enough, a half slip like the Body Comfort Half works wonders if you’re wearing a full skirt. No more bunching between your legs as you walk. Result!
5. They’re like shapewear, only sexier
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 our Dusk Chemise. Not only does it make visible knicker lines a thing of the past, slips just help your clothes ‘hang’ better, letting the fabric skim gracefully and comfortably over your body.
6. They keep you warm in winter, cool in summer
Under dress slips are great in the winter, adding an extra layer and making dresses sit so much better when you’re wearing tights. But a full slip like our Body Comfort Long comes into its own in summer too. Its lightweight, luxe fabric gently drapes the contours of your body to help summer dresses feel floaty (not sticky or sweaty) no matter how hot it gets.
7. They’re great if you’re curvy
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 our Flora Chemise. It’s available up to a size 22 and comes with cute bows and tantalising lace inserts so you can still see your body, without having anything clinging to it.
8. They’re great if you’re shy
Sexy lingerie newbie? Chemises make a great first foray into the world of sensual undergarments. Our Eden Chemise is perfect if you’re looking for extra bedroom confidence as it offers full coverage while still being super sensual. Almost like a mini dress, its sexy swing shape and side slip look flirty and feminine, without leaving you feeling too exposed.
9. They make great nightwear
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 Cherish Chemise in Forest looks decadent thanks to its gorgeous back detail. Yet this soft satin nightdress is beautifully comfortable to sleep in, too. Plus, it takes up practically zero room in your overnight bag - more room for shoes!
10. You can wear them as outerwear
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. Our Mini Maxi 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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