It was a black dress with a bodice that fell as a cape over one arm and shoulder, leaving the other bare; the naked shoulder was the gown’s only ornament.
The huge hoop skirt of the wedding gown brushed against the walls when she moved, her slender figure swaying above the skirt in the dramatic contrast of a tight, severe, long-sleeved bodice; the gown had been made by the best designer in the city.
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My dress, black silk with a corset-tight bodice and diamond-patterned skirt, is the finest thing I’ve ever worn.
Sabaa Tahir -- An Ember in the Ashes
Natalie’s dress had flowers blossoming on the bodice, and her full skirt was fluttery blue tulle.