(from French, "little
is an article of women's
worn to fill in the front and neckline of
any garment. Chemisettes give the appearance
under the outer garment without adding bulk
at the waist or upper arm.
were often worn with day
in the mid-19th century, and could be decorated
pagoda sleeves were fashionable (1860s),
chemisettes might have matching
engageantes (false undersleeves).