Modesty piece

a narrow piece of lace worn by women over the bosom.
- Addison.

See also: Modesty

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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The strapless A-line gown featured beaded floral applique detail and a tulle modesty piece at the neckline.
She may pine for an age of long skirts, quaint courtship rituals, modesty pieces, and Talmudic injunctions against touching, along with every other cultural barrier that ever has been erected between the sexes.
If modern society suddenly adopted calling cards and modesty pieces, it would not enjoy an instant moral restoration.