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bodice ripper

A historical romance novel typically published in the 1970s and 1980s. Before heading to the beach, Justine grabbed her chair, her sunglasses, and the latest bodice ripper from her bookshelf to read while she relaxed in the sun.
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So out went the tight corset and countless layers of clothing and in came the liberty bodice, so named as it was supposed to give the wearer more freedom.
The black dress had a daring plunging neckline, a semi-sheer bodice, a dramatic billowing skirt and shimmering sequins down the front.
A boned, fitted bodice and flare into a full skirt made it a much-copied design that decade, although few brides would also opt for a 17-footlong train as Sarah did.
Yedda Romualdez shined in a Cary Santiago white off-shoulder with a heavily embroidered bodice and a fitting black skirt; and Sen.
While womenswear winner Bodice scored high on adaptability, commercial viability and creativity of the look, menswear winner Antar-Agni created something true to his belief.
Continue reading "Inside 'The Ripped Bodice,' A Romance Bookstore in L.A.
Thigh-high stiletto boots and a skimpy bodice matched her pink hair, sunglasses and sequins.
The flamboyant outfit featured a feathered bodice, floor- sweeping cape and overthe- knee pastel hued boots.
The cap sleeves, lace-front bodice and full fluttery skirt all evoke the delicate and innocent girl who quickly falls in love only to have her heart tragically broken.
Costing PS595, the gown features an elegantly scalloped lace V-neckline over the sweetheart bodice, mixed with delicate lace and a luxurious satin skirt.
Bargain This gorgeous burgundy lace bodice dress will create a great shape due to the panelled bodice, flattering your waist and chest.
Her dress featured a huge voluminous skirt with a black gossamer geometric bodice, but she really dropped the ball with her hair and make-up.
The lace applique for the bodice and skirt was hand-made by the Royal School of Needlework.
The bodice was accented with covered buttons and crimped fabric edging at the sweetheart neckline.