Chemises were inspired by the western shirt and this is why many people may think a chemise is a shirt. This is a longer version of a camisole because it goes past the waist line to cover the pelvic area. A chemise is lose fitting and sleeveless and when worn by a woman it looks like a very short dress. Slips come in the form of a short or a full slip. Traditionally slips were worn as undergarment to conceal transparent clothing. In the modern world they now serve as very fashionable lingerie and comfortable sleep wear. Slips are made from silk, satin or sheer materials and may be decorated.