Manifatture Mario Bianchetti

Manifatture Mario Bianchetti, Roma.

The Bianchetti family is the main supplier of ecclesiastical clothing from Italy, and one of the suppliers to the Vatican. Bianchetti is the expert in high quality sacred garments. For many generations, it has manufactured and supplied the same liturgical garments to a world where dress code has hardly changed since the 12th century and a simple alteration is considered a “revolution”.




Made in Italy.


Poplin (65%polyester - 35% cotton)


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The Nun Pinafore Dress

60,00 €

The authentic ecclesiastical garment. Sleeveless pinafore dress of the nun.

  • 2 sizes: S and M.
  • Opening at the back.
  • We recommend you fasten it at the back with a small stitch if you wish to wear it without undergarment, as shown on our photo.

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Worship side

“Elegance is less” Coco Chanel said. If one can enjoy the occasional sequins, furs and sumptuous embroideries, it is always a good idea to adopt the uncontested elegance of monastic minimalism. A theme that fashion has played with for a long time...

Several fashion movements, headed by the St Graal of Antwerp, advocate a return to sobriety in their creations, which they assure doesn’t restrict the sensuality of the pieces. Calvin Klein, Raf Simons, Celine, Comme des Garçons in particular, have rejected artifice with a resounding success.

The modern and minimalist elegance of the monastic wardrobe was first explored by designers in the 1920’s and throughout the following decades, it was regularly revisited with remarkable genius (Jeanne Lanvin and Valentina Schlee).

Monastic fashion owes a crucial debt to the avant-garde culture of the 20’s for its simplified, clean and geometrical designs. Later, the 60’s would return to the monastic lines for a new futuristic approach, a reflection of contemporary art at the time.

From then on, the monastic style has often been synonym for luxury, with its basic and clean lines, the simplicity and purity of each garment, and always, the importance given to the quality of materials. Marni is the master in monastic fashion, then Kenzo, followed by The Row.

The nun pinafore dress is the authentic model from the Roman tailor that supplies the Vatican. The dress scrupulously follows the pattern common to all communities of nuns. At deTOUJOURS, we return directly to the source to present this quintessential ecclesiastical garment, with its traditional cut and quality materials.

Italian fashionistas have known this secret address for a long time: from mother to daughter, this is the place to go for the best cut shirts and pinafore dresses, to play with the codes... When the lines are straight and the colours are non-colours, it is the skin, hair and eyes that are emphasized.

The exceptional quality of the cotton fabric (black or white only) is enhanced by its simple cut. Usually worn over a long dress shirt, it is open on both sides which definitely deserves some new interpretation. Either topless, by subtly revealing your bare skin, either over a bandeau bra or a light tank top. We recommend that you add a stitch to the skirt as it is only held together with two buttons.

It has 2 big pockets and is comfortable. Its length is in our opinion an integral part of the look. Wear it with super high heels or flat leather sandals, this ecclesiastical garment is the ideal summer dress; light yet elegant.

Only two sizes are available, and they size big, as this is not a garment supposed to be tight. It is up to you to adjust it or wear it loose, which is, after all, very charming.

See you at the monastery! Below Saint Laurent, Alexander McQueen, JW Anderson, Valentino