Chemisier: the pinafore that suits everyone - Donnamoderna

S.to perfection to perfection for street-style, oversized or asymmetrical for a night show and with sash to emphasize the waist: the shirt-dress has occupied a front row place among the passe-partout garments of the women’s wardrobe for decades

Can a purely male garment become a real symbol of femininity? The answer is yes, because the chemisier did it decades ago. And he still does it today in all its variations.

The beloved “pinafore”

The “pinafore” – which owes its own French name “chemise”that is to say shirt – and initially created by taking up the fabrics of men’s shirts, for several decades it has occupied a place of rigor among the passe-partout garments in the wardrobe of women of all seasons (we must admit that lives its moments of glory especially during the spring-summer).

In different colors, fabrics and lengths (above or below the knee, mid-calf or ankle), the chemisier is reinterpreted in many ways and by all designers, from the most classic and traditional ones, on a daily basis, at work as well as in free time. to the trendy avant-garde. And to think that this boss was packaged for the first time by the great Hubert de Givenchy between 1955 and 1957! Despite its age it is more current, minimalist and glamorous than ever: if in the 1950s it was the missing creation in the wardrobe of the Parisian par excellence, today it is the essential piece for all aspiring Parisienne of the world thanks to its modern simplicity.

C.hemisier for summer 2022

Here are the models of trendy shirt dress for this summer:


– The freshness of this striped? To wear every day
Alessia Santi (213 euros)


– This lace shirt dress with belt is almost wedding-like
Ermanno Scervino (2,690 euros)


– Solid color long sleeves for this dress to be worn with flat leather sandal
Mantero 1902 (780 euros)


– Printed in silk, this shirtdress, which is also available long, makes you want days in the countryside
Martina Bavaro (206 euros)


– Long silk crewneck dress, perfect for a cocktail
Mantero 1902 (780 euros)


– Midnight blue with side slits and mother-of-pearl buttons: made to measure!
Martina Bavaro (177 euros).


– Midi chemisier in patterned silk
Mantero 1902 (710 euros)


– Long silk chemisier
Alessandro Enriquez (720 euros).


– Silk shirt
NONAME by Raffaella Curiel (450 euros).


– Chemisier by Paul & Joe


– Moschino shirt dress

Star with the shirt dress

From Jennifer Lopez to Pippa Middleton, from Letizia of Spain to Meghan Markle, here are the photos of the celebrities who love the shirt dress:

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The chemisier between past and present

Already at the beginning of the 1920s the visionary Coco Chanel featured jersey dresses with flowing lines, worn with comfortable masculine-cut shirts. But, despite her foresight, she had failed to make women accept the men’s shirt as essential piece of women’s wardrobe. It took three decades for this idea to turn into a great success.

From then on, even the greatest designers like Dior and Balenciaga they propose their versions of the chemisier: pointed collar, short puff sleeves, waist tightened by the belt (always in the same color and made with the same fabric) and wide knee-length skirt.
Audrey Hepburn, muse of the French designer, did the rest: in the blink of an eye the shirt went from the “uniform” of divas and actresses (who complemented it with colorful décolleté, handbags and hats) to street style. Although it was certainly not what we imagine now.

Here come the Sixties and Seventiesthe hems are shortened and the line becomes more flared: the chemisier, from immaculate becomes jaunty and sparkling with Faye Dunaway. In a moment we are in the economic boom of the Eighties and the chemisier becomes the again uniform of the “good-girls” who go to school wearing pinafore, epaulettes (a must in those years), leather belt and sneakers. In the following decades they are Ralph Lauren with his lines from the Hamptons, Stella McCartney with the sporty version and rolled up sleeves e Diane Von Furstenberg in its soft lines to give the chemisier new vital lymph. It is even hazarded by Yohji Yamamoto superimposed on cigarette trousers.

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Chemisier: the timeless dress

Today the chemisier adapts to every woman, to every shape and silhouette, to every style and every moment of the day. It can be the simple one, in cotton or linen, for the day; it can be in Sangallo perhaps decorated with a long row of sophisticated buttons. Others show it off in leather, denim or lace. Many prefer the silk version for the evening. But, in whatever version you decide to wear it, thanks to its versatility, it is able to always convey that touch of sober elegance and the right degree of sensuality.

Chemisier, how to make it trendy

There trendy version of the shirt dress for this season it is undoubtedly monochromatic in pastel colors (with fluo hazards), worn with a soft “collegiate” cardigan resting on the shoulders, rope wedges or ballet flats and a straw bag. With or without a belt we let you decide!

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