cam·​i·​sole | \ ˈka-mə-ˌsōl How to pronounce camisole (audio) \

Definition of camisole

1 : a short negligee jacket for women
2 : a short sleeveless garment for women

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The More Layers, the Merrier Liu Wen’s look at Versace involved a turtleneck, an unbuttoned shirtdress, a slip skirt, and a camisole. Vogue, "Eccentric Layering Was the Trickle-Up Trend That Ruled on and off the Fall 2019 Runways," 11 Mar. 2019 Her ivory satin gowns, suits, camisoles, and trousers come with gestural, of-the-moment details like puffed sleeves and baroque pearl buttons, without a mermaid skirt or sparkly flower in sight. Emily Farra, Vogue, "Will 2020 Be the Year the Bridal Market Finally Gets Modern?," 9 Apr. 2019 Meanwhile, his other half chose to go for a simple black camisole underneath her blazer. Chrissy Rutherford, Harper's BAZAAR, "Gwyneth Paltrow and Brad Falchuk Were Twinning For Their First Appearance As Newlyweds," 5 Dec. 2018 In this case, Gigi’s belly button was just hidden underneath a tight camisole in the exact shade of her skin, which became obvious after the model turned around, revealing creases in the fabric. De Elizabeth, Teen Vogue, "Photo of Gigi Hadid's "Missing" Belly Button Is a Total Optical Illusion," 13 Jan. 2019 For the occasion, Meghan chose an all-black look, consisting of an Altuzarra suit and 'Coco camisole shantung' black blouse. Eileen Reslen, Town & Country, "Meghan Markle Appears to Be Wearing the Earrings Queen Elizabeth Gifted Her at the WellChild Awards," 4 Sep. 2018 Shrunken cotton camisoles, soft striped boiler suits, French military jackets, weighty fisherman Aran knits, and belted Burberry trenches. Zoe Ruffner, Vogue, "Headed to A Current Affair? 4 Hidden Gems to Shop at Brooklyn’s Cult Vintage Show," 12 Oct. 2018 But, as others have pointed out, the lace could have been from a camisole underneath her dress. De Elizabeth, Teen Vogue, "Meghan Markle Reportedly Had a Wardrobe Malfunction on Her Birthday," 5 Aug. 2018 Designer label Entireworld released a drop in April with core pieces including socks, underwear, tees and camisoles. Ray A. Smith, WSJ, "Designers Hope ‘Drops’ Make You Shop," 23 July 2018

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First Known Use of camisole

1795, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for camisole

French, from Occitan camisolla, diminutive of camisa shirt, from Late Latin camisia

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English Language Learners Definition of camisole

: a light piece of clothing for women that is worn on the top part of the body, does not have sleeves, and is often worn alone or under a blouse


cam·​i·​sole | \ ˈkam-ə-ˌsōl How to pronounce camisole (audio) \

Medical Definition of camisole

: a long-sleeved straitjacket

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