liberty bodice


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Liberty bodice

n
(Clothing & Fashion) trademark a sleeveless vest-like undergarment made from thick cotton and covering the upper part of the body, formerly worn esp by young children
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liberty bodice

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Another button-heavy clothing style that was invented in Victorian times was the liberty bodice.
IN the days before central heating, the liberty bodice - a heavy, fleecy-lined garment with rubber buttons - was worn over one's woollen vest in winter to stave off the chill.
After the game we had to suffer the indignity of the showers and I would wait until last because I knew I'd be picked on for wearing a blessed liberty bodice while most of the other girls had bras.
Mind you, if those bazookas aren't a good few years younger than Stone is, I'll strip down to my own liberty bodice and big knickers.
I can, for example, hear his voice when I read the following lines, written for The Observer in 1987: "Madonna appeared, wearing the fortified liberty bodice that has thrilled millions world wide.
But, if my instincts are correct on this - more of a young woman's character is revealed in the cut of her liberty bodice than in the smite of her hockey stick.
Girls wore a liberty bodice, a brushed cotton waistcoat with rubber buttons.
The resumption of the wearing of the liberty bodice and the string vest would certainly help individual heating requirements.
I was given two of everything in the underwear department, even a liberty bodice and black woollen stockings.
I used to run so fast until I reached the bridge that I always had a stitch in my side so that I had to kiss my knee to get rid of it and my heart used to pound like a small animal under my liberty bodice.
Previously women had worn a version of the child's liberty bodice to protect them when playing sport.