One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A dress fabric of ribbed crêpe, made of silk or wool or both.
- ‘Texture is all, with fabrics ranging from serviceable flannel and tweeds to luxurious guipure and marocain crepe.’
- ‘Examples of woven fabrics include crepe, such as crepe de Chine, palace crepe, satin crepe, morocain crepe, striped crepe, oriental crepe, flat crepe, georgette crepe and silk crepe, or various kinds of crepe weaves, such as amundsen jersey.’
- ‘The bride, who was given in marriage by her father, looked very charming in a gown of dahlia shade marocain crepe made on the long moulded lines, with hat to match.’
- ‘One of the few gowns that wasn't embellished with this stunning beadwork was a slip dress of marocain silk crepe with a matching bolero.’
1920s: from French, literally ‘Moroccan’, from Maroc ‘Morocco’.
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