The satin bodice came down to a velvet V at her waist, and the velvet top dropped off her shoulders, exposing too much breast for her taste.
This time she made no attempt to pull the bodice up.
She glanced down at the straining bodice and made a face.
Claudette brushed some lint from the bodice of her dress.
There were wide eighteenth- century ball gowns, women in little black dresses, one in a fifties poodle skirt, and several in dark dresses with ornate brocade on the bodice, like that of wealthy Middle Age royalty.
His free hand stroked her neck softly and slid down to the bodice of her blouse.
Darting around a pole, she grabbed the top of the bodice so it wouldn't fall.
She pulled up the bodice as she observed her image in the bathroom mirror.
It was an off-the-shoulder style with spaghetti straps to hold up the bodice and a full skirt that made her waist look small.
She had gained enough weight to fill out the bodice completely.
His gaze returned Carmen, following the line of the bodice and caressing her neck.
16), but the Aegean women developed it into a bodice-and-skirt costume, well represented by the frescoes of Cnossus and the statuettes of the snake-goddess and her votaries there discovered.
The skirts were held in place by a thick rolled belt, and the upper part of the body remained quite nude in the earliest times; but from the middle Minoan period onward we often find an important addition in the shape of a low-cut bodice, which sometimes has sleeves, either tight-fitting or puffed, and ultimately develops into a laced corsage.
18) shows the bodice-and-skirt costume, together with a high pointed head-dress, in one of its most From Monunzenti antichi (Acad.
Elaborate forms. The bodice has a high peaked collar at the back.
A bodice called angiya is worn.
Country Parsis in villages wear a tight-fitting sleeveless bodice, and trousers of coloured cloth.
The maiden's gown was soft as satin and fell about her in ample folds, while dainty lace-like traceries trimmed the bodice and sleeves.
This black-eyed, wide-mouthed girl, not pretty but full of life--with childish bare shoulders which after her run heaved and shook her bodice, with black curls tossed backward, thin bare arms, little legs in lace- frilled drawers, and feet in low slippers--was just at that charming age when a girl is no longer a child, though the child is not yet a young woman.
Such as she are rare here, he thought, as Natasha, readjusting a rose that was slipping on her bodice, settled herself beside him.
Then the violins played very shrilly and merrily and one of the women with thick bare legs and thin arms, separating from the others, went behind the wings, adjusted her bodice, returned to the middle of the stage, and began jumping and striking one foot rapidly against the other.
Just as she had put on a bodice without sleeves and only tacked together, and was turning her head to see in the glass how the back fitted, she heard in the drawing room the animated sounds of her father's voice and another's--a woman's--that made her flush.
Natasha had not time to take off the bodice before the door opened and Countess Bezukhova, dressed in a purple velvet gown with a high collar, came into the room beaming with good-humored amiable smiles.