The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Bodice \Bod"ice\, n. [This is properly the plural of body, Oe.
bodise a pair of bodies, equiv. to a bodice. Cf. Corset,
and see Body.]
1. A kind of under waist stiffened with whalebone, etc., worn
esp. by women; a corset; stays.
2. A close-fitting outer waist or vest forming the upper part
of a woman's dress, or a portion of it.
Her bodice half way she unlaced. --Prior.