Recent Examples of bodice from the Web
There was a night look and a day look (the former was a black dress with a peach snakeskin bodice, the latter was a peach dress that camouflaged the snakeskin a little more), a bomber jacket and sneakers.
The dress was made of satin with extensive lace appliques on the bodice and skirt.
The gown featured a sheer bodice with floral appliqués and what appeared to be a white skirt.
The lace appliqué on the skirt and bodice of the dress was handmade by the Royal School of Needlework, based at Hampton Court Palace.
Silver-winged bodice of strapless floating-net gown.
And as the novel continues, the sought-after image of white female perfection so often associated with 1950s culture rips at the seams, much like Esther’s ersatz bodice.
In their engagement photos, Meghan looked radiant in a Ralph & Russo gown featuring a sheer bodice and tulle skirt.
Last year when attorney Princess Ariana married Prince Yoel of Ethiopia, the bride wore a sleeveless gown, with an embroidered bodice that featured a lace underlay, low-cut back design, and long layered tulle skirt.
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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
BODICE Defined for Kids
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