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[mass noun] A fine-quality semi-glossy satin, used in dressmaking and for dancing slippers.
- ‘We chose a soft boning contour of slipper satin overall for the front, adding slightly heavier bridal satin panels over a softer nylon lining.’
- ‘A starry cloak like this on silk velvet with slipper satin lining would cost $595, and on wool flannel lined with slipper satin it would be $495.’
- ‘Strapless slipper satin ballgown with pleats, silver embroidery and semi-cathedral train.’
- ‘Satin coutil is a cotton viscose blend, tightly woven much like slipper satin and very strong.’
- ‘I draped the slipper satin mantle on the transformed peaceful Mary, arranging her hair in a smooth fashion.’
- ‘Stylish luxurious slipper satin and high-quality felt, this item has long been the favorite gift idea.’
- ‘This boned set features white slipper satin and contrasting gold trim, satin lining, a faux lace up in the back, bell sleeves and an invisible zipper on the side so you don't need assistance to dress.’
- ‘Each is produced with a vibrant slipper satin lining, selected from the palette above.’
- ‘The gown itself comprises a skirt and bodice of salmon pink and maroon slipper satin trimmed with chemical lace.’
- ‘Rita arrived one wet morning in class wearing a tightly belted deep purple rubberised slipper satin raincoat and not the regulation navy blue gabardine.’
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