Ever since you noticed Alicia Wikander’s camisole and boyfriend jeans, you must have thought of replicating the look for yourself. And why not! Camisoles are not just stylish, they are sexy as well. Also known as cami, the camisole is a loose fitting sleeveless woman’s undergarment that covers the top part of the body. This waist length, button-less undergarment came into existence in early 20th century and was worn under the corset, and then as the dressing style evolved it started to be worn over the bra.
Back in the 1910s and 1920s, the chemise was known as camisole, as chemise was considered an old-fashioned word. But a camisole is different from the chemise. It is shorter than a chemise as it extends to the waist. Sometimes, it is cropped to the midriff as well. It’s commonly cotton-, satin-, or silk based, though stretch fabric such as lycra, nylon and spandex are also popular.
A camisole typically has thin straps and can be worn over a bra or without one. Since 1989, some camisoles come with a built-in bra or other support which eliminates the need for a bra. Camisoles became an outerwear somewhere around 2K. A variety of sleeveless body shaping undergarments
have evolved from the camisole shape, offering not only medium control over the bust and waist but also adding a good shape to the fall of the garment. Shaping-camisoles have thicker straps, longer hems, and stretch-ier fabric.
Thanks to its versatility it can be worn in many different styles. Silk, loose fitting camisoles can be paired with jeans or tucked into a skirt. A more fitted, cotton camisole can be worn under sweaters or sweatshirts for added coverage. Camisoles of the stretchy kinds can be worn inside garments for a more slimming effect. You can layer a strapless, smooth cupped bra underneath your camisole for a polished look. Or, you can wear a cami under a blazer or cardigan as work wear. You can also surprise yourself by wearing a lace trimmed camisole with boyfriend jeans
! But don’t wear a tight fitted camisole with tight-fit jeans or an overly skimpy cami if you’re busty. And don’t forget to accessorize your neckline with necklace or choker if you’re wearing a cami outdoors. Get your camisole at beverlyheels.com.