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part of a dress above the waist

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"What do we talk of marks and brands, whether on the bodice of her gown or the flesh of her forehead?" cried another female, the ugliest as well as the most pitiless of these self-constituted judges.
So the beautiful woman led the way; and the four maidens (one of them had sea-green hair, another a bodice of oak bark, a third sprinkled a shower of water drops from her fingers' ends, and the fourth had some other oddity, which I have forgotten), all these followed behind, and hurried the guests along, until they entered a magnificent saloon.
And the nymph with the sea-green hair made a courtesy down to the ground, and likewise bade him welcome; so did her sister with the bodice of oaken bark, and she that sprinkled dew-drops from her fingers' ends, and the fourth one with some oddity which I cannot remember.
The nymph with the bodice of oaken bark (she was the hamadryad of an oak) threw a handful of acorns among them; and the two and twenty hogs scrambled and fought for the prize, as if they had tasted not so much as a noggin of sour milk for a twelvemonth.
I send thee here a green hunting suit that my lady the duchess gave me; alter it so as to make a petticoat and bodice for our daughter.
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.
Winnie Verloc was a young woman with a full bust, in a tight bodice, and with broad hips.
From the linen fabric, cut two front bodices, two side-front bodices, two back bodices, two side-back bodices, two front sleeves, two back sleeves, four lapels, two collars on the fold, two front neckline facings, one back neckline on the fold, two sleeve cuffs, two skirt fronts, two skirt backs and two pockets.
Structured, fitted bodices are the perfect place to show off heavy embroidery that might otherwise interfere with the flow of fabric and ruin the garment drape.
Pastel pink corsets & featureadorned bodices were highlights of the show
"Some of the children from the outlying homesteads were actually sewn into liberty bodices, old corsets etc for the winter!
I design and make felted bridal bodices that are each unique and made from natural fibres.
They wore knee-length celadon tissue taffeta sheath dresses accented with soft ruching, fitted empire bodices, and pleated cap sleeves.
The rose-printed silk taffeta creates the background colours of rich reds and oxblood on this boned bodice top - bodices are still around heavily and the trend for underwear as outerwear is sticking around for the rest of the year.
Three bodices which belonged to the French Empress Eugenie, and are now in the Bowes Museum at Barnard Castle, County Durham, are being loaned for a prestigious exhibition.