Definition of chemise in English:
1A dress hanging straight from the shoulders and giving the figure a uniform shape, popular in the 1920s.
- She was dressed in a simple chemise of cotton and flannel.
- Kendra had on a silk chemise, a shawl and one of her best hats.
- Skirts twisted around legs as ladies spun, men's doublet sleeves traded with the sleeves of shifts and chemises as couples turned around quickly to the music.
1.1A woman’s loose-fitting undergarment or nightdress, typically of silk or satin with a lace trim.
- In medieval times, Cyprus was known for its silk bridal chemises and undergarments.
- It also has a new chapter on the history of drawers and knickers and one covering the chemise and petticoats.
- She put on her chemise and her under panties then clipped on her stockings.
1.3 historical A smock.
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