bus·​tier | \ ˌbü-stē-ˈā How to pronounce bustier (audio) , ˌbə-, -ˈtyā \

Definition of bustier

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

Examples of bustier in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The three-piece Carmen March look featured a bustier-style top, pleated pants, and an overcoat, but the pattern frenzy didn't stop there — even her pointed-toe boots were plaid. Catherine Santino, Peoplemag, 4 Aug. 2022 Pair it with a bustier or belt for a gorgeous hourglass silhouette. Rana Good, Forbes, 28 June 2022 The dress featured a halter top, a body-hugging bustier, and the classic handkerchief hemline. Chelsey Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, 28 June 2022 The vibrant collection features strappy and buckled separates, cut-out one-pieces, swim skirts and shorts, bustier tops, and sporty zip-up suits. Jacqui Palumbo, CNN, 27 July 2022 Still, the buttery fabric was so alluring that even our bustier testers kept pulling this bra out of the pile. Ariella Gintzler, Outside Online, 27 May 2022 The bride-to-be wore a black mini-dress from Dolce & Gabanna's 1998 collection, which features a bustier-style bodice and an image of the Virgin Mary. Emily Tannenbaum, Glamour, 22 May 2022 The dress had thin spaghetti straps and a bustier-style top with floral embroidery that fit snugly all the way down to a super low waistline. Seventeen, 28 Apr. 2022 Kardashian wore a skintight silver latex gown by Thierry Mugler that featured a bustier bodice and a thigh-high slit. Rosa Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, 26 Apr. 2022 See More

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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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12 Aug 2022

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“Bustier.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bustier. Accessed 16 Aug. 2022.

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