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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).
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FUCHSIA silk bow blouse, pounds 40, worn with a white camisole, pounds 8, underneath and jeans, pounds 35.
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`Ooh la la' gathered camisole pounds 6, french knicker thong pounds 5
It's the perfect wardrobe for party season, and Julien offers his own picks of the range, 'I have lots of favourite pieces in the collection, but I'd have to say the rainbow dress, the lace-tipped camisole top, and the bag with the little sparkly chain are stand-outs for me!'
'I have lots of favourite pieces in the collection, but I'd have to say the rainbow dress, the lace-tipped camisole top and the bag with the little sparkly chain are stand-outs for me,' he said.
Cropped jeans, pounds 39.99, from River Island; flower corsage, pounds 4.99, from Bliss at Debenhams; silk camisole top (part of set), pounds 28, from La Senza; pink velvet shoes, pounds 39.99, from Sandalwood
1: searsucker camisole (pounds 22), denim blazer (pounds 30), patchwork cord skirt (pounds 40) from Dorothy Perkins, 2: D&G embroidered tie front top (pounds 280), Dents fake fur cossack hat (pounds 15) from House of Fraser, 3: Preview mock sheepskin gilet (pounds 70), Hooch aran bobble hat (pounds 16) from House of Fraser, 4: Hooch faux sheepskin fur trim coat (pounds 140), Hooch patchwork jeans (pounds 65) from House of Fraser, 5: patchwork fitted top (pounds 25), uncut cord jeans (pounds 32), long sheepskin coat (pounds 85), camel cord bakerboy hat (pounds 10) from Dorothy Perkins, 6: georgette embroidered top (pounds 28), uncut cord waistcoat (pounds 22), macrame belt (pounds 12), denim jeans (pounds 35) from Dorothy Perkins
Floral camisole and matching knickers from Urban Outfitters, pounds 30 (tel: 0171 761 1001)
She developed and patented a postsurgical camisole called Look Better Than You Feel and established a program for gifting the camisoles to patients undergoing treatment.
Like many, I have succumbed to their simple appeal and am the proud owner of more than 20 in various hues and styles with varying necklines and details, and many more camisoles and vests.