body stocking


: a usually sheer close-fitting one-piece garment for the torso that often has sleeves and legs

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Cambell’s first cover, in late January 1965, introduced a startlingly young-looking Peterson in a geometric black one-piece; inside the magazine, among other images, there was Peterson lounging in a nude body stocking and a white fishnet jumpsuit. Penelope Green,, 7 Dec. 2022 However, Kardashian took her fashion to another level at the Met Gala in 2021 after showing up to the glamorous event in an all-black, head-to-toe Balenciaga body stocking. Shafiq Najib,, 13 Feb. 2022 Where other performers opted for a body stocking, Ewing took the literal route. Jessica Gelt, Los Angeles Times, 12 Jan. 2022 First in Los Angeles, then at Covent Garden in London and in Washington, Ms. Ewing chose to forgo a body stocking or a stand-in and do the dance — and drop the veil — herself. Washington Post, 12 Jan. 2022 And an incognito Kim Kardashian arrived at the Met Gala in a haute couture Balenciaga body stocking-dress complete with a blackout mask and a trailing train. Ingrid Schmidt, The Hollywood Reporter, 29 Dec. 2021 Ramona is actually, surprisingly, on theme, with magenta and purple flowers and braids in her hair and a mesh body stocking over some crystal pasties. Brian Moylan, Vulture, 11 May 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1964, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of body stocking was in 1964

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Cite this Entry

“Body stocking.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Mar. 2023.

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