The main difference between Bodice and Corset is that the Bodice is a type of clothing for women and girls, traditional tight-fitting sleeveless garment for the torso and bust; later, the portion of a dress that covers the upper body and Corset is a garment, reinforced with stays, that supports the waistline, hips and bust.
A bodice ( ) is an article of clothing for women and girls, covering the body from the neck to the waist. In modern usage it typically refers to a specific type of upper garment common in Europe during the 16th to the 18th century, or to the upper portion of a modern dress to distinguish it from the skirt and sleeves. The term comes from pair of bodies (because the garment was originally made in two pieces that fastened together, frequently by lacing).
A corset is a garment worn to hold and train the torso into a desired shape, traditionally a smaller waist or larger bottom, for aesthetic or medical purposes (either for the duration of wearing it or with a more lasting effect), to improve posture, or support the breasts. Both men and women are known to wear corsets, though this item was for many years an integral part of women’s wardrobes.
Since the late 20th century, the fashion industry has borrowed the term “corset” to refer to tops which, to varying degrees, mimic the look of traditional corsets without acting as them. While these modern corsets and corset tops often feature lacing or boning, and generally imitate an historical style of corsets, they have very little, if any, effect on the shape of the wearer’s body. Genuine corsets are usually made by a corsetmaker and are frequently fitted to the individual wearer.
A sleeveless shirt for women, sometimes provided with detachable sleeves.
Blouse; any shirt for women, particularly the upper part of a two-piece dress or European folk costume.
The upper portion of a women’s one-piece dress, equivalent to a shirt.
Underbodice: an undershirt for women, particularly a corset or other undershirt stiffened with whalebone.
A woman’s foundation garment, reinforced with stays, that supports the waistline, hips and bust.
A tight-fitting gown or basque worn by both men and women during the Middle Ages.
To enclose in a corset; to wear a corset.
“Mabel dreaded the upcoming ball and the preliminary corseting it would entail.”
To restrict or confine.
“”I will not remain corseted by your notions of what is and is not proper!” she exclaimed.”
the close-fitting upper part of a dress, covering the chest and back above the waist.
a sleeveless, close-fitting waist-length garment, typically lacing up in the front, worn over a dress or blouse or as underwear.
a woman’s tightly fitting undergarment extending from below the chest to the hips, worn to shape the figure.
a tightly fitting undergarment worn by men or women to support a weak or injured back.
a tightly fitting laced or stiffened outer bodice.