The Camisole Bra Is A
Lingerie Drawer Must-Have

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The camisole bra is an often-overlooked but tremendously useful piece of lingerie.

Functioning as part bra, part undershirt, camisoles are an excellent way to eliminate extra layers of clothing without sacrificing modesty.

Having a camisole bra means that women no longer have to wrestle with a brassiere, a camisole and an over shirt!

The camisole bra is simply a brassiere with a strip of fabric (usually lace) running straight across the front.

Designed for layered looks, the bra camisole provides added modesty when layered under V-neck blouses and sweaters, and are particularly convenient in warmer months, when you would rather not wear an extra layer of lingerie or clothing.

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Camisoles and cami sets can even be worn beneath a buttoned blazer or a partially-buttoned cardigan.

Most camisoles with a shelf bra feature molded cups with underwire support, which lift the breasts and support them throughout the day.

Some feature push up bra technology or padding.

It’s also possible to find camisole bras with no underwire; these are most useful for smaller-busted women who may not find an underwire bra a necessity.

Such wire-free bras are usually constructed as shelf bras.

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The breasts are supported by a layer of elastic material without bra cups or other divisions between left and right (this type of bra support is most commonly found in a tank top camisole with built-in bra support).

Several retailers offer a seamless camisole bra for a truly luxurious wearing experience.

There are no seams to scratch or irritate the skin, and the care instructions are printed directly on the inside of the garment, rather than on a tag that may feel rough against the wearer.

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The camisole bra is also often designed with thicker straps than those normally found on standard brassieres.

This makes them more comfortable to wear for extended periods of time, and helps them stay invisible under thin fabrics and tight shirts.

The camisole portion is usually made of feminine lace and is occasionally embellished with pearls, rhinestones, or other adornments.

These fancy lingerie and intimate apparel fabrics are an amazing way to dress up a boring work suit or even an everyday cardigan.

There are also plainer camisole bras available that provide a strip of plain fabric for layering purposes.

Adding several different types of camisole bra to your lingerie collection will exponentially increase the number of wardrobe combinations you can create.

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If you’re new to this type of lingerie undergarment start with basic black and white. You’ll probably use these two colors more often than any others.

If you grow to love the look at convenience of a cami and brassiere combination, you may wish to branch out and purchase them in other colors such as red, purple, blue, or green.

These bras can be a bit difficult to find in department stores.

However, you can easily locate them in any conceivable size, color and fabric online.

The increasingly popular camisole bra makes a terrific addition to any wardrobe.

Try one out for yourself today, and you’ll never look back.

Unlimited possibilities exist for mixing and matching. Happy shopping!

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