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.
This time she made no attempt to pull the bodice up.
She had gained enough weight to fill out the bodice completely.
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.
elaborate forms. The bodice has a high peaked collar at the back.
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.
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.
His free hand stroked her neck softly and slid down to the bodice of her blouse.
His gaze returned Carmen, following the line of the bodice and caressing her neck.
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.
Claudette brushed some lint from the bodice of her dress.
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.
Alex was busy talking to a lady with a low-cut bodice.
His fingers touched her chin and slid down her throat, exploring their way down to her bodice.
She was a vision, wearing a pale taupe nightgown with a lace bodice.
She leaned her head back on his shoulder and released a deep contented sigh, smiling as his hands released hers and lifted to her bodice.
The upper classes wear a sleeved polka jacket instead of the bodice.
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.
One had a bodice cut so low and her breasts shoved so high that they were in imminent danger of escaping.
He eyed her suspiciously, his gaze lingering on the swell of her breasts above the dress bodice.
bodice of the dress was trimmed to correspond.
Rounded neckline with 3/4 length sleeves, darted bodice with overlapping shaped seam, decorated with two big pale blue buttons.
It has an empireline fitted bodice with double straps, bust darts and contrasting chevron striped design.
The finale outfit had a denim bodice with a gathered ball gown style tulle skirt.
I wear a yellow bodice borrowed from the painter.
strapless white zibeline corset bodice with satin ribbon laces to fasten back.
Fit: fitted bodice, neat waist, perfect for smoothing curves!
tight bodice, long flowing, jagged edge skirt, long sleeved.
A woman then used her dress for Court Presentation after marriage, usually with a different bodice.
sleeveless bodice darted at the bust and at the waist front and back.
bodice ripper, is also kept in check.
bodice tie to the front as the picture stipulates.
Important Note: Please be aware that the dress does not have a lace bodice tie to the front as the picture stipulates.
In soft bright red an £ 42.00 Empireline 70's white a-line dress with polkadot bodice Sweet 70's summer dress by Spinney.
Contrasting navy blue and white cotton polkadot empireline bodice decorated with orange, yellow and green flower bouquets.
Granny made her outfit from pink spotted chiffon and net over a white bodice.
The bodice is laced and would probably have had a deep lace collar and cuffs.
darted bodice with overlapping shaped seam, decorated with two big pale blue buttons.
georgette tank dress with delicate beadwork along front bodice and hem.
lace bodice and her train was 20 minutes late.
The bodice features a round neckline, with a sweet fold-over peter pan collar, edged in lilac.
The dress has a fitted bodice, ¾ length sleeves and a deep scoop neckline, with shawl collar, decorated with fabric flowers.
The dress was made of white Duchesse satin and had a form-fitting bodice with a demure boat neckline.
ribald humor, the overuse of which might potentially have ruined this bodice ripper, is also kept in check.
The ribald humor, the overuse of which might potentially have ruined this bodice ripper, is also kept in check.
rouleau loops to fasten down the bodice.
zibeline corset bodice with satin ribbon laces to fasten back.
Nipped waist and eleven faceted red buttons and rouleau loops to fasten down the bodice.
Curve enhancing fit with little cap sleeves, fitted darted bodice with nipped waist and scoop neckline edged with blue piping.
Whether you come up with twenty-four inches, or thirty-six inches, knowing this key number will ensure that the bodice of your dress fits correctly.
There are spaghetti straps, halter bodice styles or no straps at all.
This snow-white dress features yards and yards of tulle, with a fitted bodice and strapless look.
When paired with a silk taffeta fabric or a corseted bodice and tulle skirt, a ball gown dress is fit for a princess.
In fact, if anything, it's tres elegant; a claim that's supported by the beautifully encrusted bodice.
Second, the bodice of the gown is very form-fitting and features jewels all along its base for even further enhancement.
A discreet strip of Mossy Oak camouflage on the bodice, camouflage lace, or inserted panels, are all options when choosing a woodsy gown.
Embellishments: Cache dresses often have rhinestone embellishments that bring attention to the waist or bodice of the dress.
While the lines are simple, the sweetheart top and fine beads over a white bodice create a stunning look that will have your friends talking about your dress for weeks.
This designer likes using snippets of color along the waist and bodice of her gowns.
If their bridal dress has crystals on the bodice or a chiffon skirt, they may want to look for a dress with the same design.
An accent color (used in flowers and décor) in a sash or on the bodice would also serve to tie the flower girl dresses into the bridal party.
This type of dress has a fitted bodice with an empire waist and a long, full, flowing skirt that makes you appear to float when you walk.
Classic Cinderella gowns often have velvet or lace on the bodice, too.
If you find the perfect dress, keep in mind that a seamstress or tailor can take the top or bodice of the dress in or adjust the hemline if necessary.
The skirt is tiered to give a cascading appearance, and the ruched bodice is adorned with crystals.
There are beads and shirring across the bodice at the empire waist.
A novelty cake design might be carved and decorated to look like a bride's bodice or a setting from a TV or movie that is meaningful to the marrying couple.
When Jackman dipped Beyonce, her sequined bodice slipped ever so slightly, resulting in a quick nip slip.
A classic dress appropriate for Easter or any summer outing features puffed short sleeves, a fitted bodice detailed with ribbons, ruching or some similar design element, and a poufy skirt that comes to about knee length.
InFashionKids.com offers a full line of girls holiday dresses, including a gorgeous black and gold party dress with a black stretch velvet bodice, short sleeves, sash with removable flower and tulle lining for added fullness.
It includes a black stretch velvet bodice and silver skirt with metallic sheen and black-flocked design.
The dress features a knit bodice in black with a red tartan woven skirt.
Many of the other dresses here also have the smocked bodice design, which allows for a level of creativity and cuteness unmatched by other dresses of a similar price.
Since necklines were notoriously high during this time period, girls ornamented the bodice of their dresses with buttons, ribbons and pins to give their tops interesting lines and ornamentation.
Get a smock dress with a thinner band of smocking in a yoke shape, instead of an entire bodice of smocking.
There's a version for girls as well, with an embellished front in lace, plus a tight, simple bodice in a radiant fabric.
The classic style of formal dress for little girls remains the most popular - a fitted bodice with a sash and a wide, frilly skirt.
Bodice - Measure from armpit to armpit across the chest.
Decorate the neckline, sleeves and bodice, or replace ordinary buttons with sparkly rhinestones to get the look your daughter craves.
A princess coat, with a fitted bodice and wider skirt, is elegant and flattering, no matter the age of the wearer.
Why not purchase a sweet dress with a smocked bodice decorated in hearts for your little girl?
Rompers-Choose from long or short-sleeved rompers with or without the smocked bodice.
This dress features a satin bodice, full tulle skirt and extra tulle underneath.
The most common cut of dress you'll see is a sleeveless dress with a fitted bodice and either an A-line or full skirt.
For example, a wrapover effect on the bodice is found on various dress styles.
The dress itself is simple, yet stunning, with beadwork at the top of the bodice and a gathered ruching at the midsection.
This gorgeous plus size evening dress by Faviana Couture comes in a beautiful shade of red and features a gathered bustline, a floor length flowing skirt and stunning rhinestone detailing on the straps and bodice.
The floor-length gown has a pleated bustline, beaded halter straps and beaded bodice in sizes 12w to 24w.
Featuring an empire waist, a long full chiffon skirt and a beautiful pleated crumb catcher bodice, this dress can be worn with or without straps and comes in sizes 12 to 30.
Featuring an A-line skirt with a mid-thigh slit, this glamorous black evening dress by Ferrera has a v-notched bodice, a halter neckline and a peaked empire waist.
A simple bodice flows into a minimally detailed skirt.
A strapless bodice will look best with simple jewelry.
The bodice is red and white striped (with a bow, of course!) and the bottom is a black pencil skirt style.
Alight: Be on trend with this Boho inspired tie-dyed sundress that features a smocked bodice and gently flowing skirt.
Sun dress - Quite possibly the dress that summer dreams are made of, this strapless sundress boasts a multicolored bodice and hem accented by a floral skirt.
If you have a feminine chest, try a sweetheart bodice that opens up your neckline.
A sexy sweetheart neckline, fitted beaded bodice with a dropped waist will show off your fabulous figure in this metallic lame gown.
Wispy georgette chiffon, a hi-low tiered skirt with an empire waistline and beaded bodice make this A-line dress a romantic choice.
Perfect for proms, quinceanera celebrations or any special occasion, the elegant ball gown, with its long, full skirt and fitted bodice, will make you stand out in the crowd.
Show off your curves with a Basque waist or dropped waist style; or perhaps a lace up back or corseted bodice is more your style.
Made of stretch viscose jersey for a great fit, it has a sexy open neckline, crossed surplice bodice and a cinched waist.
Features like lace-up backs or a crisscross bodice can offer support and elegant detail.
Paired with a carefully selected bodice, the look comes together seamlessly.
An empire waist is a nice selection because the bodice rests beneath the bust line.
A surplice bodice can be slimming as it is created by wrapping fabric to meet in the front or the back of the gown.
Vera Wang suggests that the bodice is the foundation of the gown, making is a very important aspect of the selection.
Other bodice styles for plus size special occasion dresses are available on Wedding Attire.com.
A ribbon lacing through eyelets in the front of the bodice provides the illusion of a corset.
Ball gown - Truly a fairy tale style, a ball gown has a fitted bodice and waistline.
In the 1950s and early 1960s, dresses were fitted at the bodice and full from the waist.
Beach Living Paisley Tankini Top : This tankini top is done with a pleated bodice and an underwire bra with sewn-in soft cups for added support.
The bodice is lightly fitted and the skirt is A-line.
It has three-quarter sleeves, a ruched bodice with halter neck design and a flared skirt that falls just below the knees.
It has an empire waist, fitted bodice, jersey straps and waistband in contrasting color and is fully lined.
The style of dress you want will depend upon the party, but you will never go wrong with a dress that has a fitted bodice, flutter sleeves, a sweetheart neckline and A-line or full skirt, falling to about the knees.
You could wear a bodice low enough to suggest what was underneath but keep people wanting to see more and the crinolines worn under the skirts created that lovely curvy silhouette.
A cocktail dress that can work for many occasions, this rich blue dress has an asymmetrical stretch bodice, a high waist inset belt that acts as a cincher and a fully lined knee-length skirt.
It has three-quarter sleeves, a fitted bodice and flared skirt.
It has a draped surplice bodice and a V-neck, empire waist and skirt that falls to just below the knees.
The overall cut of the costume and the blue crisscross ties down the bodice help define the waist, making this an ultra shape-friendly costume.
The bodice of a western dress is often decorated with embroidery, beading and sometimes fringe.
The surplice bodice has pleat shaping over the wrap tie, and the set-in waist can be adjusted for your most flattering fit.
Perfect if you want to show off your arms and back, this is a maxi dress with a ruched fitted bodice in black with criss-cross straps at the back.
A pleated bust over an empire waist, the knee-length dress has thick straps and a lined bodice.
With a sexy ribbon tie closure, adjustable straps, and crotchless bodice, this teddy is the ultimate in sexy chic.
The grand design of a wedding gown that was fitted at the bodice and blossomed into enormous skirts was never completely out of vogue, however, and this sort of dress continues to be worn at many weddings.
The large skirts hide bulges while the uplifted bosom and curvy cut of the bodice create an appealing hourglass silhouette.
The stretch mesh bodice makes for an instant fit and you can just see the matching thong underneath.
It is a tea-length dress with a V-neck, high back and pleated bodice.
The draped surplice bodice, empire waist, V-neck and flared skirt create a sexy style that works for every occasion.
If you're planning to breastfeed, you may wish to purchase a pair of maternity pajamas with a wrap bodice or discrete nursing slits.
To make her dress, cut the bodice and skirt pieces out of cotton calico and the apron out of white lawn.
For the doll bodice, stack two pieces with their right sides together.
Turn the bodice piece right side out and iron flat.
Then repeat with the other bodice piece.
Place the two bodice pieces together, and sew both shoulder seams and one side seam.
Adjust the gathers on the skirt piece so that it matches the width of the bodice piece, matching the open side of the bodice with the raw edge of the skirt.
Solid Pleat Front One Piece: Done in a cool light blue, this swimsuit features a square, yet low-cut neckline that is quite flattering to the bodice.
This lovely and very flattering suit features a one shoulder strap and is done in slimming black, but what really helps this style to standout is the attractive knot tie at the very center of the suit's bodice.
The suit straps are deliciously delicate, while the bodice of the top offers a small, but tasteful key-hole accent.
Additionally, most pregnant swimwear has bodice detailing to accentuate rather than de-emphasise the expectant woman's blossoming waistline.
The print flame on the bodice of this bikini is tame compared to the suggestive placement of the flames on the bottom of the bikini!
For older teens, there is the pleated one-piece by Kiyonna; a classic, flattering suit with a pleated front bodice lined with power mesh for control and smooth shaping.
A twisted bodice, diagonal stripes, or large prints builds up the allusion of a stylish bust area.
The suit may resemble a bikini loosely connected by straps between the top and bottom pieces, or it might be a slightly more substantial one piece with large cut outs along the bodice, complete with a plunging neckline.
The one-piece Cherry Swimsuit features a skirted bottom, gathered bodice and halter straps.
The first thing you'll notice about this swim dress is its incredibly flattering "twisted" bodice.
Gathers in the center of the bodice and skinny ties define the top, while matching gathering on the moderate bottom showcases the back.
The sleeveless dress, often with wide straps, a fitted bodice and a flowing skirt has been the mainstay of summer fashion for women in some variation or other since the 1920s.
Michelle Obama's inaugural night gown was a white, floor-length, one-shoulder dress that featured a fitted bodice and flowing skirt.
Many 80s fancy dresses had shoulder pads, often with a slim-fitting, drop-waisted bodice to further enhance the effect, finishing in an above-the-knee skirt with many layers of ruffles.
True, a classic sheath looks and feels great, but a sleeveless dress with a fitted bodice and A-line or circle skirt will also keep you cool while looking fabulous.
Her mermaid-style dress would make any bride look stunning with its curve-hugging bodice and tulle skirt.
Another celebrity-inspired gown is the Brown Sequined Strapless Gown with sequins on the strapless bodice.
While many are found in smocked styles also seen on more youthful dress designs, they are also seen in a shaped, structured bodice design that can even incorporate boning.
The idea of a corset top dress has its origins in the clothing of Renaissance peasant and merchant women, where the bodice was worn over the dress.
The bodice could be plain or in a contrasting color or brightly decorated with embroidery.
Whether the bodice has lacing - built in or decorative - in the front or in back, it creates a lovely slimming effect.
Whether for the Oscars or a banquet, a tight, constricting bodice over a more flowing skirt does a lot for a figure.
The corset bodice is often seen on the "mermaid" style dress - the unmoving bodice over the straight skirt that flares at the ankles.
If you are looking to wear a cut out gown to a formal event, it is best to sport this style with cut outs along the bodice accompanied by a flowing dress skirt as opposed to a long tight fitting skirt.
One of the most popular styles of misses' summer dress is the classic combination of a fitted bodice and flowing skirt.
The strapless, fitted bodice gave way to a form-fitting skirt that fishtailed out at the ankles, leaving behind it a long, elegant train.
Her memorable Elie Saab gown was a mesmerizing piece featuring a full, wine colored A-line skirt and a sheer, boldly sexy bodice embellished with beaded flowers in almost fairy-like shades of pink and green.
Otherwise, take inspiration from certain elements of the gowns - Kidman's ruffles or Berry's embellished bodice, for example - and incorporate those into your existing eveningwear wardrobe.
They often featured a slim bodice, with or without draping or shirring, and long skirts that fit closely to the body or only slightly flared.
Popular knit dress styles that can work well with petite frames include wrap dresses, twist bodice dresses, and a-line style dresses.
For example, the Bell Sleeve Formal Dress from Janique combines sheer long bell sleeves with velvet detail on the bodice, a long skirt, and a rich burgundy color.
Since black is always a safe bet, look for an LBD with a twist in the form of a bandeau-like bodice in a contrasting color.
Ladies with broad shoulders or large busts wear halter top dresses especially well as long as the bodice is fitted and the skirt isn't too clingy at the hips and thighs.
Nordstrom: This retailer offers a selection of casual and cocktail dresses with the halter style bodice.
A scaled down proportion for the bodice is a signature component of petite women's halter dresses.
The bodice is made of semi-stretched dense fabric with a transparent insert on the chest and matching straps.
The bodice is on elastic straps, made of semi-stretched dense fabric and covered with guipure.
The bodice has elastic straps and is made of semi-stretched dense fabric.
Men can wear a basic shirt with simple slops, boots and a hat, women have a jolly time with a blouse, a bodice, an underskirt and shorter overskirt in contrasting colors and either a straw hat or garland of flowers.
The bodice is gold and red and a cape is included, but no boots or accessories come with the costume.
This pattern consists of a bodice, chemise, skirt, bumroll and handkerchief overskirt.
Butterick #3906: a good gypsy costume pattern that includes a bodice, skirt and dress pattern.
This pattern includes a jumpsuit, short skirt, long skirt, dress, bodice, hat and wings.
They have a fitted bodice with short sleeves, and very full layered circle skirts.
It is a floor-length dress with a fitted black velvet strapless bodice with white piping over a full satin skirt.
If you want to go the very sexy route, Yandy has a vampire vixen costume consisting of a black strapless dress with a red-lace bodice designed to look like a corset and red panels at the hips.
Dress your mini vampiress in a stunning velvet trimmed vampire costume dress with drawstring bodice.
The top or bodice of the dress was usually a stiff bone corset top, which pushed the breasts upward and cinched the waist in tight.
You can also get more elaborate, earlier costumes, such as a bodice and skirt for girls and breeches, waistcoat and jacket for boys.
A sexy Mrs. Claus costume is usually a miniskirt in red, green or maroon velvet, a tight low-cut bodice and sexy black knee high boots.
The bodice of the dress usually has a high neck or a non-revealing rounded neckline; the waist is at the natural waist.
Many costumes have some sort of ornamentation on the bodice, such as a rhinestone cross in the fabric itself, a shawl collar, a shawl accessory, or a belt.
PrAna's Sabin Racer Top features a shirred bodice, built-in bra, and recycled performance fabric that effectively wicks moisture.
Sexy babydolls: A slinky, sexy babydoll can have a low bodice, sheer bottom or a skinny satin straps.
The lace bodice is delicate and very sexy, and the skirt flows.
A classic nightgown from the 1970s starts at 19.99, and with its tied waist, fitted bodice and charming embroidered daffodils, it almost begs to be seen in public.
Notice that both the bodice and cuffs are trimmed in lace.
Made of 100 percent organic cotton, the pink baby doll is trimmed with white lace and features adjustable straps and a drawstring bodice.
Made of polyamide and elastane, it also has lovely lace in the front bodice that would look perfectly presentable and feminine peeking out from a blazer or jacket.
The light-weight chemise, bloomers, and bodice were introduced.
In warmer weather, there's the Halftime Diva Cami in the same rich Chiefs red with pretty scalloped gold trim around the bodice, shirring for a snugger fit and the team logo screenprint above the left breast.
You might also like the American-made Farr West silk charmeuse and lace slip, a full slip with a very old-fashioned style that features criss-crossed appliquéd lace on the bodice, the edge and the slit.
The shorter Farr West Chantilly Lace chemise features Chantilly lace in the bodice and as a long hem.
Unfortunately, lace cannot be adjusted, so if you find a slip you love and the bodice is bigger than your most padded bra, you may have to resign yourself to wearing a beautiful piece of lingerie that is just a touch too big.
Shirred Bodice- A shirred bodice is a decorative embellishment for a flannel nightgown.
You may also see a touch of lace around the bodice or neck of the nightgown.
The seersucker gown is sleeveless with the classic Lanz eyelet trim comprising straps and decorating the top of the bodice.
The bodice also features gently flattering horizontal pintucking and a button-front placket for easy dressing.
The gown is trimmed with the classic Lanz lace and has smocking on the bodice, shoulder straps and a button placket.
The bodice of the long nightgown will vary.
A plunging, V-neck is a sexy choice and a squared shirred bodice is romantic.
Turn the nightgown over so the bodice is facing you.
Fashioned more like a sundress than a nightgown, this style is accented with a lace inset and has a lined and gathered bodice, while the back of the gown is fitted with elastic for greater ease of fit.
This lingerie look takes the inherent sexiness of the baby doll negligee and couples it with a bodice that is bare or open.
Peep style: The peep look is usually the more sedate of the two as the bodice offers just a glimpse of what it covers beneath.
A true open cup: A true open cup bodice is exactly that; completely open.
The straps of this style are slightly ribbed, as is the hem, but as can be expected, it's the bodice of the look that truly captivates; it's of the peek-a-boo variety.
Moreover, the slits that are open on the bodice are each topped with a large black ribbon.
Layered material gathers at the top or below the bodice of the gown.
A lace-covered bodice, cinched with a satin ribbon and organza flower looks lovely with a see through skirt.
It's done in a sheer stretch lace and features an underwire fitted bodice with adjustable straps for comfort.
This one-piece garment may have adjustable straps to raise or lower the bodice to accommodate your breast size.
It buttons up the front and has an embroidered bodice with lace trimming.
Roberta: This sleeveless nightgown has a round neck with button up bodice.
Carrie: This cap sleeved nightie measures 26 inches in length and has an embroidered bodice and pintucks on the front of the gown.
Wear a bodice with princess seams and darts to shape the bustier to your particular body type.
Knee-length robes that tie at the bodice look innocent when worn over a dainty nightgown of equal length.
The term is French and means bodice, as basques are similar to corsets but extend further down over the hips than a typical corset does.
Oval shapes look lovely in long, slimming gowns with a flirty bodice.
Medium-sized breasts: Medium-sized breasts that have good natural lift can pull of different bodice styles like spaghetti straps and short sleeves.
Lift larger breasts by choosing a nightie that has a halter style bodice.
Pick a gown that has a heart cutout in the center of the bodice for a little peek-a-boo fun.
Bodice: Sheer night attire can have a gathered or shirred bodice.
The bodice may have a square or sweetheart neckline.
Gowns may be gathered at the bodice or left to be free flowing.
The ones on the site are more traditional, with simple lace trim and a decorated bodice, and they'll provide fine balance to any collection of nightwear.
If you have a boyish shape, the fitted bodice with an empire waist and flowing skirt of any length will give the illusion of more pronounced curves.
Case in point, the Naughty by Design Long Gown with Satin Front Bodice, Underwire Cups, Lace Sides, Sheer Skirt, and Matching Panty.
Tiny roses or ribbons sewn to the bodice are ultra feminine.
The genius of this look begins with the bodice, as delicate and sheer silk is interwoven in such a way that it gives the impression that the fabric is actually floating on the skin.
The forest green dress featured a fitted bodice and a flared skirt.
She pulled up the bodice as she observed her image in the bathroom mirror.
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