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PREFERRED TERM
bodice  
BROADER CONCEPT
SCOPE NOTE
  • Originally, tight fitting, sleeveless garments for the torso and bust, quilted and strengthened with whalebone, worn chiefly by women, but also by men. Bodices were typically cross-laced at the side or back, and worn over a blouse or chemise. The term comes from a pair of bodies, the use of the plural referring to the fact that the garment was made in two pieces laced together. The term also now refers to the generally tight-fitting upper part of a woman's dress or to any tight-fitting outer vest or waistcoat (AAT)
IN OTHER LANGUAGES
lijfje

Dutch

keurslijfje
corsage

French

Mieder

German

μπούστος

Greek

τζάκος
לבבית

Hebrew

corsetto

Italian

vitina
corpete

Portuguese

gornji deo haljine

Serbian

corpiño

Spanish

justillo
liv

Swedish

URI
http://thesaurus.europeanafashion.eu/thesaurus/10019
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