- a woman's garment of linen, lace, or the like, worn, toward the end of the Victorian era, over a low-cut or open bodice to cover the neck and breast.
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Chemisette of fulled muslin, confined with bands of needlework.
Beneath it a white under-dress, having a chemisette front down to the belt, and long white sleeves down to the wrist.
The chemisette is composed of alternate rows of narrow plaits and insertion, and is edged with muslin embroidery to correspond.
The chemisette is of lace, to match that upon the skirt, and is fastened at the throat by a simple knot of pink ribbon.
Below, and two or three inches from the edge of the chemisette, is attached a variously coloured petticoat of very bright hues.Adventures in the Philippine Islands
Paul P. de La Gironire
- an underbodice of lawn, lace, etc, worn to fill in a low-cut dress