One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
usually as modifier A velvet fabric with a pattern formed by burning the pile away with acid.‘a devoré top’
- ‘The high street is heaving with devore tops and ruched satin trousers, while supermarkets are stuffed with beaded dresses and strappy sandals with killer heels.’
- ‘Blair says, ‘What I've done is soften the colours, bleach and fade the prints in some cases, and put them on chiffons or devoré velvets.’’
- ‘There is a pretty, pleated chiffon one with detachable corsage and ribbon belt, a red devoré dress with wide ribbon belt and a sequin-sprinkled, pale-pink mesh version.’
- ‘It was during his college years that he learnt his trademark and highly specialised craft of working with a silk and velvet mix known as devore velvet.’
- ‘Fabrics here include silk damask devores, silk damask and stripes and plains inspired by Imperial Russia.’
- ‘The clothes feature contrasting materials, as seems to be prevalent this season: coats with felt stitching over silk crêpe dresses, and artificial leather against devoré silk.’
- ‘Burnt out devore velvets will be a strong fashion as they look great in rich jewel tones.’
- ‘Textures included silk velvets, velveteen and devorés, paillettes and satins.’
1990s from French dévoré, literally ‘devoured’, past participle of dévorer.
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