Definitions

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  • n. A fabric knitted or woven of uneven yarn with a surface of loops and curls.
  • n. Yarn with multiple plies, one of which is looser than the others, producing loops and curls.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a fabric of uneven yarn that has an uneven knobby effect

Etymologies

From French boucler ("to buckle"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Chanel inevitably has the crème de la crème of boucle jackets, with feather trim from £21,926.

    Must Haves for Spring

  • Associated Press A crowd of editors, retailers and celebrity clients like Cindy Adams sat in the front row admiring things like flannel coats, jackets in jacquard and boucle.

    Carolina Herrera Shows Fall Collection

  • A little farther along at Chanel's boutique, as one might expect, one can recline on tweedy, boucle sofas, leaning back against gold pillows whilst trying on the classic two-tone ballet pumps.

    Does the Shoe Fit? Finding the Perfect Flat

  • Fur made its way into and onto everything including bags, the traditional Chanel boucle jackets, boots, shoes and ingenious knitwear.

    The Great Winter Coat

  • Navy is the new black and sparkly boucle is the new day fabric of choice.

    Cameron Silver: Let's Get Serious

  • ÂNavy is the new black and sparkly boucle is the new day fabric of choice.

    Cameron Silver: Let's Get Serious

  • From right to left, Jil Sander's paisley separates; a simple white boucle suit from Chanel; Louis Vuitton's Broderie Anglaise; the perfect denim and silk trousers from Balenciaga; Dior's cropped pants; Prada's ¾-length coat.

    What to Buy Right Now

  • Leather on wool boucle, fur on transparent plastic and glitter on chiffon were just some of the combinations.

    On the Runways: Mixed Media

  • Sheath dresses in mohair and boucle were a like a field of wildflowers in bloom.

    Dior Haute Couture Show: Galliano Designs Vibrant Garden (PHOTOS, POLL)

  • Lazy male dressers aside, other gaps for us females include those created by mandatory attendance at Saturday soccer games; "informal suppers" given by people we don't know well be sure to wear some serious jewelry if you take this route — "informal" is a ruse to test your mettle and it certainly doesn't mean "don't try"; and periods of unemployment when Marni dresses and Chanel boucle simply get in the way of dishwasher loading.

    True blue: The importance of jeans

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