Recent Examples of bodice from the Web
Counting on her innocent demeanor and chic style to avoid suspicion, Spaak routinely acted as courier, concealing in her bodice or girdle a delivery of identity documents or leaflets warning Jews of the next Nazi round-up.
Joan Smalls's look featured stems sticking out of the bodice and a skirt completely decked out in roses.
While the bodice is plain black, the skirt is a gradient of rainbow colors.
Styled by Julia von Boehm, the actress turned heads in a Calvin Klein By Appointment grenadine silk gazar pleated bodice dress by Raf Simons.
Fanning hit the carpet wearing a bright multicolored pop art gown from Versace’s Spring/Summer 2018 collection featuring renderings of Andy Warhol’s iconic Marilyn Monroe painting and crystal accents at the top of the bodice.
And in July, at a private Eiffel Tower dinner with President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife, Brigitte, in Paris, Pierre designed a red, white and blue dress with embellishments on the bodice meant to represent wheat.
The bodice boasted gold and silver decorative strips of fabric with glittering jewels throughout the collar, waist, and sleeves, making her look like actual royalty.
Beyoncé’s white Lanca Deep-V stretch-sateen bodysuit from Johanna Ortiz was accented with cap sleeves and ruched blouson bodice.
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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.
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