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[often as modifier] Yarn with a looped or curled ply, or fabric woven from this yarn.‘a bouclé sweater’
- ‘When she had created 10 of these squares, Fatica hand-sewed them together, then dissolved the Aqua Film, which resulted in odd shapes of material that resemble a series of fused threads or pieces of bouclé fabric that are soft to the touch.’
- ‘It was mostly inspired by the South of France in the Fifties but there is such a rich mix of fabrics, including Lurex, bouclé and Irish linen that you can make of it what you will.’
- ‘Coco, of course, set the template of the bouclé cardigan suit in the Fifties, which is one element that gave this idea the power of a recognisably chic ‘classic’.’
- ‘For our illustration, we paired our dress with a jacket in a loosely woven wool bouclé fabric with bits of bright pink, aqua, and gold.’
- ‘More than three decades after Coco Chanel's death, knockoffs of her bouclé suits still fill department store racks.’
- ‘Alongside the clean lines, texture also features strongly within this interior, from the bouclé upholstery of the sofa to the cashmere Rolf Benz herring-bone throw that is draped over it - great for snuggling up late in front of the TV.’
- ‘Naja Lauf's orange - yellow psychedelic chiffon, Issue's lovely rose - pink - white bouclé jacket, Cash's perfectly tailor-made checked coat and Sofie Schnoor's crème tweed were fine examples of fashion's new elegance.’
- ‘Summer pastel bouclé tweeds (jackets and coats with the requisite raggedy edges) have taken off as a cross-generational hit from Chanel itself through Zara, Per Una and most stops in between.’
- ‘Ms. Lepore was trying to puzzle out why little bouclé jackets - and in particular a tweed plaid version with a boxy shape and frayed edges, a knockoff of a Chanel original - should be the surprise hit of the season…’
- ‘If your sports jacket is a tweed or bouclé wool, look at the colors or shades that are blended and stitched into the sports jacket, and bring out that color by wearing a knit in that shade.’
- ‘Highlights of its mix-and-match range include knitwear in cable, fairisle and jersey, leather pieces in oak and black, and fabrics such as wool plaid, bouclé and herringbone.’
- ‘During the 1960s tweed got the Jackie Onassis treatment, cut into pastel bouclé skirt suits and teamed with pill-box hats and expensively coiffed hair.’
- ‘He resurrected his classical silhouette, the men's tailored suit for women, with Ling wearing his black textured wool bouclé double-breasted pantsuit and looking too delicious by half.’
Late 19th century: French, literally buckled, curled.
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