Camisole


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Camisole

 

(Russian, kamzol), a man’s garment, fitted at the waist, knee length, sometimes sleeveless, and worn under a caftan. The camisole was introduced in France in the first half of the 17th century; in the 18th century it became widespread in other Western European countries and in Russia, with the introduction of Western European dress among noblemen. The camisole was made from broadcloth, silk, or velvet and decorated with embroidery, lace, or buttons. In the national costume of the Bashkirs, Tatars, and Kazakhs a sleeveless garment fitted at the waist that is worn by both men and women is called a kamzol.

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Position the camisole and lining with right sides together at the armscyes; pin, and then stitch (2).
OUTFIT 2 - jersey dress, pounds 30; OUTFIT 3 - broderie anglaise tunic, pounds 30; camisole, pounds 8; zip capri jeans, pounds 35; spotted scarf, pounds 6; OUTFIT 1 - square neck top, pounds 30; red camisole, pounds 8; zip capri jeans, pounds 35.
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As it happens, the young woman in front had two little girls with her, aged about six and eight, and she was actually holding two camisoles and two thongs.
J by Jasper Conran washed lining turquoise camisole, pounds 30, Topshop's peach silk embroidered V-neck top, pounds 40, and River Island's red gypsy cap-sleeved embroidered top, pounds 19.
underneath, camisoles shine out in peacock blue, hot fuchsia pink and sophisticated dove grey.
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A PRETTY top is a great summer basic which you can wear on its own or as a cover up over a delicate camisole.
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5 Light Control lace camisole, pounds 25; Light Control lace string, pounds 12.