What a dievca might wish for…
if you have a bit of extra pocket change!
Hustle and Bustle, Running Around
Planning, Organizing, Executing
The greatest gift?
A moment of adoration.
A bodice ( /ˈbɒdɪs/) is an article of clothing for women, 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 part 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 The term comes from pair of bodies (because the garment was originally made in two pieces that fastened together, often by lacing) of matching or coordinated fabric, possibly with embroidery or beadwork.
This construction was standard for fashionable garments from the 18th century until the late 19th century, and had the advantages of allowing a voluminous skirt to be paired with a close-fitting bodice, and of allowing two or more bodices to be worn with the same skirt (e.g., a high-necked bodice and a low-necked bodice allowed the same skirt to serve for both day wear and evening wear). One-piece construction became more common after 1900 due to the trend for looser, more simply constructed clothing with narrower skirts.
One mid-19th-century style included the Agnes Sorel bodice, named after 15th-century royal mistress Agnes Sorel. This style was a day wear bodice, with a square-cut neckline that had a high front and back and bishop sleeves.
In current usage, bodice typically refers to an upper garment that has removable sleeves or no sleeves, often low-cut, It’s the type of bodice worn in Europe from the 16th century to the 18th century, either over a corset or in lieu of one. To make a fashionable shape and support the bust, the bodice was often stiffened with bents (a type of reed), or whalebone. The bodice was different from the corset of the time because it was intended to be worn over the other garments.
Bodices survive into modern times in the traditional or revived folk dress of many European countries (see, such as, Austrian dirndl or the Aboyne dress worn by Scottish highland dancers). They are also commonly seen today at Society for Creative Anachronism events or a Renaissance Fair.
What’s the meaning of the phrase ‘Bodice ripper’?
A sexually explicit romantic novel; usually in a historical setting and always with a plot involving the seduction of the heroine.
What’s the origin of the phrase ‘Bodice ripper’?
These books owe much in style to the work of English romantic novelists like Jane Austen and Emily Bronte. Nevertheless, the term itself is American. The first note in print is from The New York Times, December 1980:
“Women too have their pornography: Harlequin romances, novels of ‘sweet savagery,’ – bodice-rippers.”
It soon caught on and appears many times in the US press from that date onward. Here’s an early example, in a story about [then] emerging novelist, Danielle Steel, from the Syracuse Herald Journal, New York, 1983:
“I think of romance novels as kind of bodice rippers, Steel says.”
The genre is commercially highly successful, but isn’t taken seriously by most literary critics. Most examples are judged by more base criteria than the classic works of Austen or the Brontes. Bodice rippers are strictly formulaic and the plot usually involves a vulnerable heroine faced with a richer and more powerful male character, whom she initially dislikes. Later, she succumbs to lust and falls into his arms. The formula requires the books to be fat ‘page turner’, that is, a plot device, usually a seduction scene, must happen at frequent intervals. Depending on the author or publishing house style, the principal characters must marry. It is almost obligatory for the cover picture to show the swooning, ample-bosomed heroine.
Thank you to Wikipedia, Phrases.org. uk, etc.
Dealing with muscular thighs makes finding “Thigh-Hi and OTK Boots a Challenge…”
Why would dievca want them?
she has a memory from University days of a floormate from NYC with a stunning pair of black thigh-hi boots in black leather (mid-1980’s) Those boots have sat in her memory banks forever.
dievca did get a pair of Alaia black boots that worked, but the wedge isn’t quite “in” anymore…
dievca tried the Stuart Weitzman Highland Suede Boots and there wasn’t enough give….
VELVET ESSENCE by AQUAZZURA MIGHT BE THE ANSWER
Soft to the touch, stretchy and sexy.
A lovely option for presenting in black lingerie or a black dress.
Repost from June 29th, 2014 with the addition of defining a Nightgown.
What is a Nightgown?
A nightgown, nightie or nightdress is a loosely hanging item worn for sleeping. In the past it was worn by men and women, today, it is almost exclusively worn by women. The nightgown acquired prominence during the Victorian Era. From that early stage, nightgowns were being used to keep one on winter nights and as a stylish home wear as well.
- A nightgown may have any neckline, and may have sleeves of any type, or be sleeveless, and any shoulder strap or back style.
- The length of a nightgown may vary from hip-length to floor-length. A short nightgown can be called a “shortie” or a “babydoll”, depending on the style. The sweep (taper from top to bottom) of the night-gown can vary from almost straight, to full circle sweep.
- A nightgown may be made from cotton, silk, satin, or nylon and may be decorated with lace appliqués or embroidery at the bust and hem.
- A slip nightgown may be used as a nightgown or as a full slip.
- Nightgowns may be worn with a matching outer garment, a robe, sheer chiffon peignoir or dressing gown, to make them proper for receiving guests.
All Vintage Lingerie pieces were found on Etsy, prices ranging from $15.00 to $425.00.
Sometimes elegance is called for when serving your Sir or Madame.
The best things in life are unexpected – because there were no expectations. Eli Khamarov
dievca’s Master asks for variation.
Master does not want anything to become stagnant or expected for himself or for his dievca. The variations do not have to be large, they just need to exist. dievca keeps an eye on what clothing/shoes she wears with Master, the presentation outfits she creates, the jewelry that accentuates her creations, and her hair/make-up, etc with variation in mind.
One simple way that dievca makes her Master happy is with beautiful unexpected surprises. Nipple nooses, clit clamps, body chains, pasties can work, but a favorite for dievca and something surprising for Master is the crystal anal plug. The plug is not noticeable under clothing and it feels lovely for dievca to wear– she feels a bit full. Plus, the anticipation that she will be giving Master an unexpected treat is delicious.
Master will not see or feel the plug until he begins to play with his dievca. dievca can always sense when Master runs into the plug. He pauses, smiles and then taps the crystal to let her know that he is pleased.
With the variation theme the plug is not used all the time and dievca makes sure that it’s appearance does not coincide only with certain outfits. Both Hi and Lo styling have seen use of the plug.
dievca just wanted to mention the plug to other submissives and Vanillas because it is an inexpensive way to make your Master or partner smile.
Now that your bottom is dressed, let’s get your weekend started…..
From Nov. 8th, 2013