Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A piece of material or a part of an article of clothing that has been ruched.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as ruche.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A ruche, or ruches collectively.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Ruche.

Etymologies

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See ruche

Examples

  • 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.

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  • 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.

    Dressing Women

  • 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.

    Dressing Women

  • I used a technique called "ruching", where I rolled the fabric up around a string and pulled really tight before applying dye.

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  • I used a technique called "ruching", where I rolled the fabric up around a string and pulled really tight before applying dye.

    A picture heavy Monday

  • 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.

    Further Pavlova

  • 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.

    Further Pavlova

  • 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.

    Larissa Archer: On Not Marrying

  • 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.

    Archive 2009-05-01

  • 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.

    Archive 2009-05-01

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