French lace camisole, c.1905
Nothing can compare with the beauty of early 20th century handmade lingerie. Fashionistas of the Edwardian period felt these treasures were too special to hide under wraps; and soon the lingerie tea dress was everywhere.
The camisole came from a collection of French boudoir pieces. It is fashioned from delicate, cream colored cotton lace and is completely hand sewn. The seductive allure of the floral pattern, as it adorns and caresses your body, will not be lost on the man in your life: be prepared!
The shoulder straps and upper border of matching satin ribbon are decorated with small bows. A charming bouquet of handmade satin ribbon flowers and thread-covered balls embellish the front.
The camisole closes in front with hidden snaps. The fullness can be adjusted at the bottom with the ribbon drawstrings. The mellow cream color has a lovely patina, which confers an antique charm.
The condition is excellent. It is clean and ready to wear.
It measures 38" circumference and 8" center front length.