One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A fine crêpe of silk or similar fabric.
- ‘She might have been a little tired round the eyes, but in a vintage crepe de Chine tea dress and ‘Oh, these, they're ancient’ patent-leather Mary-Janes, it was hard not to envy her.’
Late 19th century: French, literally ‘crêpe of China’.
Top tips for CV writingRead more
In this article we explore how to impress employers with a spot-on CV.