Many of the looks, like a bodice worn with a figure-hugging pencil skirt, remained seductive and sexy despite its muted colors.
Also, coins did not conveniently slide into the “vault” (Bunny-speak for bodice) the way paper money did.
Since the film is set in the 19th century, Jones was outfitted in a series of Victorian era gowns, replete with bodice and bustle.
It was so big that it took me an hour to get into it and the only way for me to go to the bathroom was to take off the bodice.
Passing slim was the lady, sweet of bodice and slender of girdle.
She took out a handkerchief from inside the bodice of her dress and dried her eyes.
She wore a fresh white dress with coquettish bits of blue about the bodice.
Nana no longer needed to stuff wads of paper into her bodice, her breasts were grown.
The slope of her bodice displayed her elegant and dimpled neck of dazzling but not transparent whiteness.
She was quite flushed, and her bodice, generally so still and lifeless, began to heave.
1560s, oddly spelled plural of body, name of a tight-fitting Elizabethan garment covering the torso; plural because the body came in two parts which fastened in the middle. Bodice-ripper for "racy romance novel" is from 1981.