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 team noticed the word corset increasingly searched on the website as the series premiered, which led to an increase in sales for corset and bustier styles. Roxanne Robinson, Forbes, "Bridgerton, Pandemic-Fatigue And Slip Dresses Fuel Fleur Du Mal's New Los Angeles Store," 27 Apr. 2021 Vanessa Kirby, nominated for best actress for her role in Pieces of A Woman, wore a pale pink custom Gucci column gown with a dramatic train and a structured bustier top that featured a peek of abdomen. Jenny Singer, Glamour, "Oscars 2021: Crop Tops Dominated the Red Carpet," 25 Apr. 2021 In March, Stella McCartney introduced a black bustier top and utilitarian pants made out of Mylo, a material made from mycelium, the networks of threadlike roots from which mushrooms flower. New York Times, "Fabrics From Your Fridge," 22 Apr. 2021 In the last few weeks alone, Mrs. Bieber has been seen wearing everything from double denim and a plunging bustier for a night out with her hubby to a nude midi dress that showcased her penchant for monochromatic dressing. Shelby Ying Hyde, Harper's BAZAAR, "Hailey Bieber Is All Business in a Neon-Green Blazer with Denim Shorts," 20 Apr. 2021 Clad in a black Agent Provocateur bustier and towering heels, Roberts is almost unrecognizable, though no less stunning. Tatjana Freund, Marie Claire, "Emma Roberts Is a Sultry Brunette in a New Violet Grey Shoot," 18 Mar. 2021 Right after the ceremony, Tessa changed into a linen bustier top and a mermaid-silhouette skirt by Brock Collection, and pulled her hair back into a ponytail. Shira Savada, Harper's BAZAAR, "This Jewelry Designer Opted for a No-Fuss, All-Fashion Wedding in Baja," 8 Mar. 2021 Under normal circumstances, Covington resident Billie Stanga would be busy right now hot gluing beads to a bustier to wear for the 20th year of parading by members of the Divine Protectors of Endangered Pleasures, also known as Divas. Sharon Edwards, NOLA.com, "Transforming houses into Carnival "floats" to keep the 2021 season alive," 4 Jan. 2021 Dressed in a leopard-print bustier, the showed off her vocals with the catchy tune on a festive stage decorated with holiday lights, garlands, and a wreath. Anna Chan, Billboard, "Dua Lipa Rings in the Holidays With 'Saturday Night Live' Performance," 20 Dec. 2020

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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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The first known use of bustier was in 1978

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8 May 2021

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“Bustier.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bustier. Accessed 10 May. 2021.

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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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