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Go through your closet, pulling out items that don’t quite fit right or are problematic for one reason or another (for example, bodice is too low cut).
However, the beading on the bodice and skirt of the dress remain.
Plus sleeveless dresses pieced together from half-moon panels of fabric in a graduated cone, so the bodice hugged the torso and the skirt swayed just a little with the walk, engineered to harness the body’s resonance.
Her floral motif gowns came with tight bodices, unbuttoned beaded vests, dropped full sleeves and ladylike gloves.
In fact, there’s a lot of wearable, appealing stuff in this collection — blouses, jersey dresses, many of the coats, a gorgeous strapless evening dress in an icy blue satin floral print with a streak of black velvet extending from bodice to floor.
Though guarded, there is something erotic and tender about her; her pleated bodice expands, opening her chest like an accordion, as wallpaper flowers become volumetric, lift off and dance.
The dress featured a strapless bodice with a sheer overlay, and Zendaya rocked it with a delicate silver necklace, vintage-style glasses, a small watch and big stud earrings.
The gold panels lining sheer bodice and sleeves of the dress were made to resemble the armor worn by Nubian armies.
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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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