From Smock To Chemise

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Where did chemises come from?

From Smock To Chemise

Originally, in the 16th century, a chemise was a simple garment worn next to the skin to protect clothing from sweat and body oils. "Chemise" is the French term. Italians called it a "Camicia." The English called the same shirt a "Smock." Today, chemises are a staple in lingerie. They offer a fair amount of coverage but still look very delicate and attractive.

   

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