The dark 'Issie' struck Michael's senses as uncorseted
, frank in her just-ripe fleshliness, a body that awed his imagination, as no wonder it did his son's.
Then again she comes to the curb to call the ice-man, fish-man, and stands shy, uncorseted
, tucking in stray ends of hair, and I compare her to a fallen leaf.
As the scholar Samuel Dorf has demonstrated, for instance, when Isadora Duncan started dancing barefoot and uncorseted
on a beach near San Francisco and in Parisian drawing rooms, her performances conflated her experience of her own physicality; images repurposed from an 1896 "scientific" classification of the meanings of the figures portrayed on Greek vases--raised arms signaling praise, etc.; popular ideas about the eroticism and "Sapphism" of antiquity (those flowing tunics must have meant a lot to the literally straight-laced Victorians); assertions about nature and the so-called natural rights that formed the basis of American freedoms; and the nascent ideologies of feminism and universal suffrage.
One of the women lounges uncorseted
with a pair of binoculars in her lap as the wind sweeps the hair from her face.
In an illustration of two female shapes in profile, the uncorseted
one is depicted as standing up straight and slender, the corseted counter-example is depicted in a slouched s-curve with a grotesquely protruding belly.
She let herself go uncorseted
. My dream was to find a photo of her at her ranch dressed in chaps."
When Maura Laverty wanted to depict a Dublin tenement-dwelling widow who was totally defeated by poverty and insecurity she focused, significantly, on hair and figure; Mrs Doyle had 'greying hair bundled into a net' and 'clasped her hands comfortably around her uncorseted
She died as she had often requested, in her sleep, uncorseted
, but in silk.
Belly dancing has captured the attention of Americans, often with risque overtones, since dancers at the 1893 World's Fair in Chicago shimmied their shockingly uncorseted
For example, she contends that all the figures in the mural wear the uncorseted
day dresses typical of French women of the time, reflecting the health concerns of the women's dress reform movement.
It is no accident, for example, that the flapper New Woman was referred to as a "Garconne," a feminization of the French word for "boy." Often associated with mannish lesbianism, the New Woman's uncorseted
dress and slicked, bobbed hair suggested her liberation from sexual mores, but in a society bound to more rigid definitions of gender, this lack of clarity caused concern.
Even in the queen's last moments, uncorseted
, her body assumed the posture that tightly laced stays had exacted throughout her life.