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bo dis

  • n  part of a dress above the waist

  • If you, dear reader, enjoy romance novels but prefer bodice lacers to bodice rippers, Karen Kingsbury appreciates your restraint.
  • After Bram Stoker, Anne Rice and Joss Whedon (who created the venerated Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Feehan is the person most credited with popularizing the neck gripper as bodice .
  • It has now burst completely out of its bodice.
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  • Eva Longoria's Sexy Nurse Suit: Gotta Have it or Make it Stop?
    If Nurse Ratched had worn this look, things might have ended up very differently... We can't decide if it's the all-white thing or the bell shape on the bodice, but something...
    June 18, 2013 - E! Online
  • Emmy Hopeful: Mandi Line - 'Pretty Little Liars'
    It's been more than a decade since a contemporary series took home the Emmy for Outstanding Costumes -- Sex and the City's 2002 win was followed by American Dreams, Carnivale, Deadwood, Rome, 3 wins for The Tudors, Pushing Daisies, The Borgias and Game of Thrones. And while it's hard to deny the beauty of an intricate bodice or expertly welded chest plate, the same could be said of the couture ...
    June 17, 2013 - ET Online via omg!
  • Michelle Obama Wore Belted Burberry in Belfast
    Arriving in Northern Ireland for the G8 summit today, the Obamas dressed sensibly for the weather, with Michelle in a snappy new corseted Burberry trench with a leather belt. This is one of her best silhouettes — a fitted waist with structure throughout the bodice — and it's interesting that she ... More »
    June 17, 2013 - New York Magazine

  • Manohla Dargis in New York Times
    In The Times in December Ms. Dargis wrote: "The movie's pleasures are as light as its story. No matter. Albert may never rip Victoria's bodice, but he does eventually loosen it, to her delight and ours."
  • Diane Pershing in Huffington Post (blog)
    The President of the RWA, Diane Pershing, explained that the association was "tired of seeing the same old sneering references to 'bodice rippers' and the generally immature way the genre was treated in the press."
  • Dan Stevens in
    The men - Ferrars, Willoughby, Brandon - are stronger characters here,says Stevens. "They're three viable love interests - sex objects, I suppose. Rather than a bodice-ripper, this is more of a 'britches-ripper'."

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