Come on, let’s join the fun and rip a few bodices

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I love the term “bodice-ripper”. You can hear it, see it, feel it. Even though most of us have never worn a bodice or know the difference between one and a corset. (According to the interwebs a bodice is an article of clothing worn by females in the 16th to 18th centuries, which covered their torsos. A corset is a garment, reinforced with stays, that supports the waistline, hips and bust, and was worn by females in the 16th to 20th centuries. Now they are worn by anyone and, according to rumour, even Tom Cruise in a few movies.)..

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