What Is Difference between a Babydoll & Chemise #Lingerie??

Admit it, you too have been confused as to what, if any is the difference between a Babydoll and a Chemise !  Even Retailers & designers quite regularly interchange the terms which adds to our confusion!

Is it the terminology used on one side of the pond to the other? is it length or style that determines if it is a babydoll or a chemise?

Well its no supprise that we like the confidence and the beautiful feel that wearing lingerie gives us, but you’ll no doubt be surprised that Men to used to wear chemise type undergarment in middle ages as it seems to have been developed from the Roman Tunica and became popular thoughout Europe in the middle ages as an undergarment.

Although the word Chemise derived from the Latin word ‘shirt’ he English later changed the term to mean ‘frock’ and the 18th Century European ‘chemise’ developed into the early 20th Century as labourers smock and then to todays ordinary plain short sleeved t-shirt.

After giving way to brassieres girdles and bras in the early 20th Century the Chemise fell out of favour until around the 1920s when they became a vital part of the Flapper Generation.

So what are we left with today?

Intimate Affair Chemise

A Chemise is usually made of silk, satin or lace, depending on you budget and sometimes chiffon.  Semi fitted ‘A’line shift slip that follows/skims the shape of the body at the bust and hips, slender shoulder straps and can be trimmed with ribbons, bows, lace etc but quite often plain and simple.

The Chemise can be different lengths from just below the hip to full ankle length.

Given the style and material of a Chemise you would not be wrong in thinking that they give the look and feel of sensuality and now with so many chemise with attached and detachable suspenders they emphasizes sexuality!

The Babydoll is a much shorter garment made to accentuate the bust and usually hits just below the booty ‘smile’ and occationally to mid thigh.  Sometimes with a bralette (formed cups) for cleavage & support, from which the body of the babydoll falls freely, usually of sheer nylon, chiffon or silk  and very often trimmed with bows, ruffles, feathers, fur, applique etc and alot of styles have either the open ‘flyaway’ front or back and comes with a pantie/thong/g-string

The name was popularized by the 1956 movie Babydoll starring Carroll Baker in the title role as a 19 year old Nymphet, which essentially marked the beginning of the enduring popularity of the babydoll nightwear lingerie.

Cherished Night     Encore Collection Babydoll     Encore Collection Halterneck Babydoll

Which do You prefer? Cheeky Babydoll or classic Chemise??

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Line We Love: Adrianna Papell

Diva Womens Wear

Born of a mission to make every woman feel beautiful, Adrianna Papell’s plus-size evening wear accomplishes just that. With delicate beading, intricate patterns, and luxurious silks, laces, and chiffon, cocktail dresses and evening gowns feature artisan details and quality craftsmanship she allows women of all ages and silhouettes to truly feel like a movie star (without breaking the bank). Her exquisite sense of style coupled with the superlative fit of her garments make Adriana Papell one of the top designers in the biz. From day to evening and traditional to modern, each piece is designed for the way us curvy gals ACTUALLY live today, transitioning seamlessly from one occasion to the next… So the next time you have a wedding, cocktail party, or just need an excuse to get fancified, you know exactly where and to whom to look! How amazing is that!

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My Recent Photo Shoots

Fuller Figure Fuller Bust

The keener eyed readers amongst you will have noticed that I recently updated my blog’s header to include some recent images. Some of those images are from my latest shoot with My Boudoir and I thought it only right to share the full set with you!

My last experience with My Boudoir was absolutely amazing, and so you can imagine how excited I was to not only get the chance to return to Nicola’s magical house of wonderment, but also to be going with none other than Caroline CurvyWordy.

Nicola and Sarah were as lovely and welcoming as ever, and I cannot recommend My Boudoir highly enough! Caroline’s fantastic write up of the day just goes to show their consistent brilliance, and if you ever want a stunning set of photos, nude clothed or otherwise, then My Boudoir is the place for you.

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The WordPress.com Dashboard Gets a Beautiful Makeover

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Every day, you blog, you create, and you make things with your WordPress.com site. Meanwhile, behind the scenes, the code that runs WordPress.com gets updated dozens of times a day, as we deploy improvements. While you can’t see the vast majority of those changes, there is one improvement we can’t wait for you to see: a brand-new, redesigned WordPress.com dashboard featuring better contrast and the lovely Open Sans typeface.

Back in April, I shared our goals for the WordPress.com dashboard redesign:

  • It should have a simple, uncluttered design; free of excessive decoration and focused on your content.
  • It should use webfonts for modern, legible typography that’s consistent in every browser.
  • It should have a responsive design that’s tailored to desktop computers, tablets, and smartphones.
  • It should do all this while retaining the familiar, user-tested dashboard interface that millions of users already understand.

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