bus·​tier ˌbü-stē-ˈā How to pronounce bustier (audio)
: a tight-fitting often strapless top worn as a brassiere or outer garment

Examples of bustier in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Complementing the edgy bustier, Sabrina opted for brown wide-leg trousers that added a touch of warmth to her look. Kerane Marcellus, Essence, 13 Feb. 2024 Before most viewers knew what was happening, the former boy-bander ripped away her bustier, revealing her breast for a mere second. Staff Author, EW.com, 10 Feb. 2024 Her black, tuxedo-style suit and white satin bustier are devastatingly chic and truly lend themselves to any manicure color and style. Marci Robin, Allure, 6 Feb. 2024 Her outfit featured a sheer bustier top, sleek trousers, high heels and a long slouchy coat draped on her shoulders. Michelle Lee, Peoplemag, 2 Feb. 2024 Presented at Pont Alexandre III– a bridge models appeared to have stumbled onto from a brothel– Galliano tightly cinched into a bustier the waists of lollygagging, rag dollish models, who sat on padded bums. Essence, 26 Jan. 2024 The strapless number had beaded accents and a bustier top with feather sequins. Jordan Greene, Peoplemag, 24 Jan. 2024 Her other contribution is a stunning Gianfranco Ferré bustier, ball skirt, and shawl; Ferré had made it as a gift for Hale’s 20th wedding anniversary and delivered it to San Francisco personally. Mark Holgate, Vogue, 17 Jan. 2024 The 31-year-old pop star wore a pinstripe three-piece suit by Giuseppe di Morabito, complete with a corset bustier and wide-leg trousers, while her 40-year-old counterpart also opted for chic suiting featuring a cape-like jacket with dramatic shoulder pads. Elizabeth Logan, Glamour, 16 Jan. 2024 See More

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Word History


French, from buste

First Known Use

1978, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bustier was in 1978

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“Bustier.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bustier. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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