Five Ways I Wore A Linen Chemise

cottagecore, linen chemise, chemise dress, cottagefairy, cottagecore dress, remix, sustainable fashion, ethical fashion cottagecore, linen chemise, chemise dress, cottagefairy, cottagecore dress, remix, sustainable fashion, ethical fashion cottagecore, linen chemise, chemise dress, cottagefairy, cottagecore dress, remix, sustainable fashion, ethical fashionI got this Agrimony linen chemise last autumn and styled it quite simply then, but it's the sort of piece that is so handy to have in your closet for how it pairs with other pieces. I tend to be drawn to a lot of statement clothes, or even just dresses and then will end up in a quandary on what to pair with a certain skirt or under a pinafore because I don't have enough basics! So this chemise has been a perfect addition to my closet because of how many things I can style it with. The term chemise is an old one and this chemise is inspired by that classic undergarment women would have worn historically under their dresses--they're sort of like slips in a way worn to help keep your clothes clean longer. Chemises could also be worn in ways so that parts of them would peek through and later the "chemise a la reine" was made popular in the 1780s by Marie Antoinette, although it was considered a bit shocking at the time! This modern chemise has the same simple lines of the classic pieces that inspired it and can be worn as your garment rather than underneath. I love it because it adds a bit of a vintage feeling to whatever you pair it with, while not being a statement piece, so it allows whatever you pair it with to take center stage as it were. Most recently I found it the perfect pairing piece for the Hollyhock skirt from my capsule collection with Nour & the Merchant. The Hollyhock skirt can be worn with a variety of blouses, but I love it most with something simple and romantic. Did you know the Hollyhock skirt is also available in over a dozen different shades of linen and the embroidery can be customised? Pictured here is the coral linen version with the elf dagger embroidery.

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  1. I adore this dress and hope I can get it someday! It seems so versatile and lovely. I'm a little relieved that you have the same problem with buying dresses and then struggling find tops to pair with your skirts and pinafores - I have the same problem and have actually gone through your blog (and other people's) trying to get inspired for what kind of tops would make a good basic, so it's a silly thing but it's a relief to know you also do that.

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