Lycra development led to closer fitting 'vest tops' - now 'camisoles' in the late 2000s.
In modern usage a camisole or cami can be either a loose-fitting sleeveless woman's undergarment, or conversely a tight-fitting garment which covers the top part of the body but is shorter than a chemise - normally extending to the waist but is sometimes cropped to expose the midriff, or extended to cover the entire lower waist.
Camisoles are normally manufactured from light materials, commonly cotton-based, occasionally satin or silk, or stretch fabrics such as lycra, nylon, or spandex.
A camisole typically has thin "spaghetti straps" and can be worn over a brassiere or without one. Since 1989, some camisoles have come with a built-in underwire bra or other support which eliminates the need for a bra among those who prefer one.
A variety of sleeveless body shaping undergarments have been derived from the camisole shape, offering medium control of the bust, waist and/or abdomen. Such control camisoles are the most casual of shaping garments, covering the torso from above the chest to at or below the waist. They look similar to tight-fitting cotton or silk camisoles, but the straps are usually wider, the hems longer, and the stretchy, shiny fabric provides a smoothing touch.
NOTE: Camisole (usually "camisole de force") is also a clinical term for a straitjacket.
A unique selection of Fashion Camisole Tops
manufactured from a smooth easy-care
Satin-Polyester fabric with a permanent vertical pleating matrix.
These fashion accessories will look and feel
perfectly comfortable with either a trouser or
any skirt combination..
No fasteners - just pull on and stretch to fit !!
Lycra-Type Fabric - a versatile tank-top camisole which can be worn as a support garment in Winter, or as a cool casual top in Summer.
Made from a polyester stretch-type fabric, this camisole will fit a size-range from 8 to size 16.
Choose a beaded or plain strap
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