bodice definition

  • noun:
    • The fitted part of a dress that expands from the waist towards neck.
    • A woman's laced exterior apparel, used like a vest over a blouse.
    • Obsolete A corset.
    • An article of garments for women, within the human anatomy from neck toward waist, lacking sleeves or with removable sleeves.
    • a female's blouse-like apparel, especially with European people gown.
    • the top of portion of a one- or two-piece dress, in difference to the skirt and sleeves.
    • some sort of under waist stiffened with whalebone, etc., worn specifically by women; a corset; remains.
    • some sort of under waist stiffened with whalebone, etc., worn esp. by ladies; a corset; remains.
    • A close-fitting outer waist or vest creating the upper part of a lady's gown, or a portion of it.
    • a kind of internal remains or corset, laced in the front, worn by females, and quite often by males: also known as a couple of systems, or a bodies.
    • An outer laced apparel, since the waistline and bust, donned by women in some European styles of outfit, frequently as an ornament.
    • even more usually, the close-fitting waistline or human body of a gown.
    • section of a dress above the waistline

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