^AskOxford: camisole. Compact Oxford English Dictionary of Current English. Oxford University Press. [2009-01-15]. a woman’s loose-fitting undergarment for the upper body. — ORIGIN French, from Latin camisia ‘shirt or nightgown’.
^Scott, Lucretia M. Camisole underwire bra garment description - US Patent 4798557. 1987-09-22 [2009-01-15]. Up until the present time when a woman wished to wear a camisole due to its loose fitting nature and she still required support for her breasts, she was required to wear a bra underneath her camisole to achieve the desired results.