Origin of bodice
Examples from the Web for bodice
Since the film is set in the 19th century, Jones was outfitted in a series of Victorian era gowns, replete with bodice and bustle.
Many of the looks, like a bodice worn with a figure-hugging pencil skirt, remained seductive and sexy despite its muted colors.
It was so big that it took me an hour to get into it and the only way for me to go to the bathroom was to take off the bodice.Diane Kruger Couldn't Pee in Her Dior Dress; Lady Gaga Takes Sides in De la Renta v. Horyn|The Daily Beast|September 19, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Also, coins did not conveniently slide into the “vault” (Bunny-speak for bodice) the way paper money did.
She too holds a fan, and wears a gown of rich brocade with bodice and sleeves thickly sown with pearls.Christina of Denmark, Duchess of Milan and Lorraine, 1522-1590|Julia Cartwright
The bodice was cut rather low in the neck, and the sleeves did not come down anything like as far as the wrists.Light O' The Morning|L. T. Meade
The Norwegian bodice goes quite well with it, and that's big enough, at any rate.A Pair of Schoolgirls|Angela Brazil
The upper classes wear a sleeved polka jacket instead of the bodice.
A flutter of interest passed through the closely-packed benches as a woman in petticoat and bodice was led in by two nurses.The Man from Archangel|A. Conan Doyle
British Dictionary definitions for bodice
Word Origin for bodice
Word Origin and History for bodice
1560s, oddly spelled plural of body, name of a tight-fitting Elizabethan garment covering the torso; plural because the body came in two parts which fastened in the middle. Bodice-ripper for "racy romance novel" is from 1981.