She glanced down at the straining bodice and made a face.
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.
Darting around a pole, she grabbed the top of the bodice so it wouldn't fall.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This time she made no attempt to pull the bodice up.
The tillak or peshwaz is a dress or robe the skirt and bodice of which are made in one piece, usually of red or other coloured material; it is common in Gujarat, Rajputana and the Sirsa district, and is the style usually adopted by nautch girls when dancing.
Claudette brushed some lint from the bodice of her dress.
His free hand stroked her neck softly and slid down to the bodice of her blouse.
She pulled up the bodice as she observed her image in the bathroom mirror.
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.
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.
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.