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Line art drawing of a bodice
Countrywoman's bodice, 19th century (Detail of The Hay-Harvest by Belgian painter Julien Joseph).

A bodice ( /ˈbɒdɪs/) is an article of clothing for women, covering the body from the neck to the waist.

Further reading[change | change source]

  • Arnold, Janet: Patterns of Fashion: the cut and construction of clothes for men and women 1560-1620, Macmillan, 1985. (ISBN 0-89676-083-9)
  • Steele, Valerie: The Corset: A Cultural History, Yale University Press, 2001.

Other websites[change | change source]

  • The dictionary definition of bodice at Wiktionary
  • Media related to Bodices at Wikimedia Commons