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  • n. Plural form of bouffant.


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  • Bring on the bouclé suits, bouffants and baked Alaskas—ladylike looks from the 1950s and '60s reign supreme for fall and spring.

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  • A free-entry Sunday session, this new weekend wind-down will also host guest decks sessions from various East End faces, who'll be playing songs that owe a serious debt to all those wonderful women in matching sequinned evening gowns and backcombed bouffants.

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  • Louis's hairdressers spent hours teasing women's hair into bouffants; Ann was convinced the future was all about blow-drying.

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  • Wig powder, a product of finely ground starch (a.k.a. flour), was used liberally by the naive queen in her legendary towering bouffants, casting her and her fashion statements in a distinctly unflattering, frivolous light.

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  • Amelia Jenks Bloomer 1818-1894, une suffragette, donnait des conférences habillée d'une jupe courte et de pantalons bouffants serrés aux chevilles.

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  • Sequins and hairsprayed bouffants were hastily ushered back to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue on February 26, 1981, when President and Mrs. Reagan honored British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher ( "the other woman in my life," joked the president) with their first lavish White House state dinner.

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  • The icing on the elegant cake were the conical bouffants and bright lips that completed the refined visage.

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  • Inside stood three women with British accents from Venus dressed in skin-tight silver spacesuits and donning sparkling blue bouffants.

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  • But some of the notions offered as good investment strategies by the “experts” interviewed -- embracing such strutting bouffants as, “entrepreneurs drive the economy” -- are logically ill-considered and, in so many other respects, flat-out mistaken.

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  • Now they reemerge in October issues of Vogue and W, which interpret the mega-bouffants for the stylish luxury consumer (i.e. pair them with Dior).

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