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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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On the front bodice piece, measure in 1/4" along the side seam from your size line, up 1/4" from the waistline and up 1/2" at the underarm point.
If not, don your thermals and liberty bodice for a little while longer.
Caroline Townsend-Sawley by email Biz replies YOU need to decide whether you want to sell your bodices direct to brides or if you would rather market your work via a larger, more established, bridal dress firm.
The exhibition, which focuses on the Empress and her trendsetting penchant for the crinoline, includes the three bodices gifted to the Bowes Museum in 1953.
The strapless bodice featured a corset back and a draped panel accenting the waist at the side princess seam.
The Bridal Gallery has been inundated with requests for strapless corset bodices accompanying full skirts with layers of petticoats.
Also in vogue are gently pleated and folded bodices, double layered skirts and ribbons that crisscross up the side or back.
Bodices of different shapes and proportions are creating or accentuating sexy curves.
For women: embroidered petticoats, wide skirts with wire frames over the hips, straight bodices were tight fitting
Boned bodices and long skirts will make the most of what God has given you and they herald the return of old-style Hollywood glamour in a big way.
From the tartan fabric, cut one front bodice, one front skirt on the fold, two back bodices, two back skirts, one front-neckline facing on the fold and two back-neckline facings.
Some of the key bridal wear trends for the coming year include: lace detailing; pleated and ruched bodices; long trains; asymmetric pick-up skirts; halter necks; V-necks; strapless dresses and mermaid gowns, which feature fitted bodices to just below the hips and full, low skirts.
Even making allowance for the fact she got married in post-war Britain, at a time before strapless gowns and corseted bodices became normal wedding day attire, put simply, the dress is just not very flattering, making her hips look especially big.
The bridesmaids wore gowns of forest green satin designed with draped bodices, over-the-shoulder straps, and floor-length skirts.