Sunday, 17 May 2009

Popular Sexy Lingerie For a Very Good Reason

Chemises are adorable pieces of lingerie that have a very long
history. What today might be considered a piece of naughty
lingerie used to simply be a utilitarian garment. While chemises
were originally used to keep outer clothes from getting dirty,
our modern usage of this piece of clothing has more to do with
getting "dirty" in the bedroom!

Chemises have also been called "shifts" and "smocks" and have
undergone quite a transformation in the centuries they've been
around. They date all the way back to the Middle Ages, in fact,
when they were worn underneath regular outer clothing. At the
time, clothing was not washed as regularly as it is today, and
chemises were worn next to the skin to protect clothes from
sweat and body oils. The idea is similar to that of a modern
man's white t-shirt. In those times, however, the chemises would
be washed often, but the outer garments would not.

Modern chemises probably have more in common with a camisole or
a teddy than they do with a t-shirt, though. They are generally
about thigh-length and have straps rather than sleeves. It's
true that they can still be worn as under garments. In fact,
they make great slips for short dresses. Current fashion has
even brought the chemise to the outside, as silky, short,
strappy dresses have become quite popular.

The most popular use of the chemise is for lingerie, but there
are so many styles and types of chemises. From lacy peek-a-boo
to silk and lace, it's all about your mood and the atmosphere
you are setting. Wearing a silk chemise can make you feel sexy
and also keep your partner turned on.

Chemises have a lot in common with lingerie known as "baby
doll" style. Like these little dress-type outfits, chemises tend
to hug the skin along the bust line and waist and then flare out
a bit at the hips. For this reason, they look good on pretty
much every body type, too, which is a real bonus for women who
are new to shopping for lingerie. While one can think of
chemises as being "naughty lingerie," there is something of an
air of romance to them. This is another reason they can be a
great choice for someone who is new to lingerie. They tend to be
a bit more modest than a bustier, teddy, or corset, so there's
less nervousness for the woman who is simply trying to look
pretty for a special night in.

Chemises are a wonderful gift to give. They are forgiving in
the size department because they are more relaxed in the bust
area. Fortunately, they're not as tight as other lingerie
pieces. Trying to find the right piece of lingerie for your
loved one can be easy and comfortable as long as you know what
size she is and what she likes. You'll have just as much fun
buying it as she will when receiving it.


About The Author: Amanda Cotterill has been involved in the
silk lingerie market for many years. This article outlines the
benefits of women wearing chemises of the type shown on
http://www.maryjanelingerie.co.uk/chemises/