from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Ruches considered as a group.
- n. Fabric for ruches.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Ruche.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A ruche, or ruches collectively.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as ruche.
And the same tricks he employs to create flattering gowns work here too, Valvo says: The obi sash narrows the waist; halters flatter the neckline; ruching is shorthand for camouflage.
Tadashi collection cocktail dresses and gowns tend to be figure-flattering, with gathers called ruching, darts and shutter pleats coyly masking all manner of flaws.
I used a technique called "ruching", where I rolled the fabric up around a string and pulled really tight before applying dye.
The close fitting bodice is of silver tissue and the long transparent sleeves of tulle are bound loosely to the arm by twists of frosted silver ruching.
Her very short skirts, which are made of numberless layers of white tulle, and the top layer, which stands out almost like a wheel, is adorned with a bold lattice work of silver ruching and diamante and interlaced with a delicate tracery of pale blue.
I don't like imagining my future husband trying to look manly while being crowded out of his own house by a burgeoning forest of chiffon ruching, bias-cut crepe, and those fake pashminas with pictures of peacocks in metallic thread I love so much.
But now, fast-fashion retailers such as Forever 21, Zara, H&M and Topshop have mastered the art of churning out colorful fashion tops with embellishments that go far beyond basic—shirring, ruching, sequins, ruffles, embroidery and flutter sleeves.
If you're still trying and not succeeding to wiggle into that size 8 sheath, try dresses infused with a little stretch and anything with side-seam ruching.
"But the ruching doesn't take Samantha too far out of her comfort zone without resorting to an A-line dress."
Yes, the pattern is unfortunate, but simply taking a pair of ugly capri pants and ruching the sides does not a challenge win make.