- a woman's close-fitting, sleeveless, strapless top, often elasticized, usually having boning or facing to give it shape, and worn as a blouse.
Origin of bustier
- having a large bust; bosomy.
Origin of busty
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Examples from the Web for bustier
Mary, Queen of Scots on Reign is more likely pop off a bustier than a one-liner.A Fan Night Out: The Return of Veronica Mars
March 14, 2014
The new vests have received complaints for offering little room in the chest area, making them painful for bustier employees.Diane Kruger Is Chanel’s New Face; Yves Saint Laurent Films Face Off
The Fashion Beast Team
April 8, 2013
Her sensibilities tend more toward, say, an Agent Provocateur bustier than business wear.Inside the High-End Fashion Sensibility on CBS’s ‘The Good Wife’
October 23, 2012
- a type of close-fitting usually strapless top worn by women
- (of a woman) having a prominent bust
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Word Origin and History for bustier
1979, from French bustier, from buste "bust" (see bust (n.1)).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper