Friday, April 9, 2010

The Jay Jays Camisole - updated

Here’s what it looks like. The bodice has a double layer of fabric.

Here’s where you can get it. JayJays has stores in Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa. More details at www.JayJays.com.au.

The lace camisole is a Jay Jays perennial. It’s so popular that they’ve decided to keep it in store every season. You can choose from the bottom-covering style shown above, or a shorter version (minus this lacey border), priced at NZ$20 each or 2 for $30. They’re available in a rainbow of colours. I usually stick with white and black because they go over or under everything.


2010 Update:

The NZ website has disappeared and the Australian website now lists both Australian and NZ prices. http://www.jayjays.com.au does not list the Jay Jays camisole, but it is available in their stores. View the Store Locator tab on their website for where to shop.

CAMISOLE TIPS

1. Keep an eye on the state of your camisoles. If the lace is pilled and has elastic tails flying at the seams, the garment looks like underwear. It should be worn where it can't be seen or retired from duty.

2. Are your camisoles stretched to the point you don't get the coverage you need? If you're not at liberty to purchase new ones, try wearing two at once. I've found this works provided I'm not wearing a clingy t-shirt over the top.

3. If you find with the rising skirt and trouser waistlines that you no longer need the extreme length of the long camisole, or if you get annoyed with unauthorized roll-up activity of the camisole's hem, Narelle's suggestion for a quick, easy fix is to chop off the lace. The knit fabric won't unravel, so there's no need to hem it.

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