bus·​tier | \ ˌbü-stē-ˈā , ˌbə-, -ˈtyā\

Definition of bustier

: a tight-fitting often strapless top worn as a brassiere or outer garment

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One-shoulder gowns with big exaggerated shoulder bows, bustier and tiered ruffle minidresses, and sweeping pleated gowns completed the trip down memory lane that was a classier street on this outing. Roxanne Robinson, The Hollywood Reporter, "Alexandre Vauthier Shows "Super Parisian" Couture Collection," 3 July 2018 Per the photos, Janel opted for black pants and a black bustier paired with a smoky eye. Allie Gemmill, Teen Vogue, "The "To All the Boys I've Loved Before" Cast Reunited at Lana Condor's "Deadly Class" Premiere," 4 Jan. 2019 From the neovintage pink bustier dress to the smock white peasant top, these picks will satiate your sartorial appetite as summer winds down. 1. Lauren Valenti, Marie Claire, "6 Off-the-Shoulder Styles You Can Wear On Repeat," 28 July 2014 Two skirts were constructed for the bustier of the second gown, making for an easy transformation for the bride between her reception and after party carnival. Carrie Goldberg, Harper's BAZAAR, "Exclusive: Inside the Dior Atelier for the Making of Chiara Ferragni's 3 Wedding Dresses," 4 Sep. 2018 In addition to the bustier, Ross has created a bolero jacket made from upcycled bandanas, a belt buckle necklace, and lace-up distressed denim pants decorated with cowboy boot–inspired embroidery. Brooke Bobb, Vogue, "This Denver-Based Designer Is Reimagining Cowboy Fashion for 2018," 1 Aug. 2018 The voluminous strapless number consisted of a blush pink bustier, olive sash at the waist, and silver full skirt. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "These Swedish Princesses Showed Off Epic Royal Style at the Nobel Prize Ceremony," 10 Dec. 2018 Ratajkowski styled her hat with a bustier stripe top, Re/Done denim cutoff shorts, and sneakers. Marina Liao, Marie Claire, "Emily Ratajkowski's Jacquemus Straw Hat Stole the Show in Greece," 29 June 2018 Bella rocked a black sequined bustier top, vintage Chanel chain belt from What Goes Around Comes Around, Almaz ripped black trousers, and a neck full of chain chokers for the celebration. Isabel Greenberg, Harper's BAZAAR, "Bella Hadid Celebrated Her 22nd Birthday with a Star-Studded Bash," 10 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of bustier

1978, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bustier

French, from buste

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English Language Learners Definition of bustier

: a tight piece of clothing that covers the upper part of a woman's body and that is worn by itself or under other clothes

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