from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Ruches considered as a group.
  • n. Fabric for ruches.

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  • 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.


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  • 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. - RSS

  • 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.

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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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • "But the ruching doesn't take Samantha too far out of her comfort zone without resorting to an A-line dress."

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  • Yes, the pattern is unfortunate, but simply taking a pair of ugly capri pants and ruching the sides does not a challenge win make.

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