Recent Examples of bodice from the Web
Here, Plath implies that Esther’s façade, like her bodice, is faltering, and The Bell Jar promises to reveal what’s underneath.
The humble bodice winks at me, rolls over Sarah’s shoulders and plunges straight down to her waist.
The off-shoulder dress featured a wrapped bodice, floor-length pleats and a billowing cape that gave her a dramatic, yet delicate look.
The duchess wore a gorgeous black and gold dress with a sheer bodice by the designer in her official engagement portraits with Prince Harry back in December 2017.
Wearing a custom Versace gown—complete with an embroidered bodice that took more than 600 hours to make—and $2 million of Lorraine Schwartz jewelry, Lively was widely considered one of the 2018 ball’s best dressed attendees.
The pale gown by J. Mendel was made of chiffon, fitted in the ruched, off-the-shoulder bodice and falling from the waist in a princess-style sweep of faint pleats.
His abs have glistened and his hair has rippled in many bodice-ripping situations.
The actress topped off the eye-catching look with a green bodice and chic hat.
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The Fashionable History of bodice
The term bodice is derived from body. One sense of the word body is “the part of a garment covering the body or trunk.” In the 17th and 18th centuries a woman’s corset was often called a “pair of bodies.” The plural bodies, or bodice, was eventually interpreted as a singular. Bodice is now most often used to refer to the upper part of a woman’s dress.
BODICE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of bodice for English Language Learners
: the upper part of a dress
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