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Crochet Camisole Yoke
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Title: Crochet Camisole Yoke
Identifier: 980.15.5
Donor: Mrs. Helen B. Cross
Item Date: 1890-1920
Creation Date: 2011
Location: Bradley Museum

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Description: Cream crochet lace band with 2 triangular sections rising from straight edge of band and dip at join. Lace worked in a geometric type pattern.

A camisole is the garment that is placed on top of a corset to stop the dirt and other soil form getting into one's corset. Camisoles were also very useful because they would hide corset bones, thus, providing a smoother look to the bodice. Most camisoles were sleeveless but some were made with short sleeves. Camisoles were also referred to as 'corset covers'. In general camisoles differ from chemises because they are much shorter and often had a casing around the waist to adjust the waist size and to make the camisole tight fitting. Chemises, on the other hand, are placed before a bra or corset and are loose fitting and longer in length.
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