: a garment (such as a dress) having a close waistband with blousing of material over it

Examples of blouson in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web My personal favorite piece is the pure cashmere blouson. Steven Vargas, Los Angeles Times, 13 Sep. 2023 For the sporty event, Kate looked lovely in a cornflower blue Beulah London maxi dress with blouson sleeves and all-over patterns while sipping from a flute of champagne. Sophie Dweck, Town & Country, 6 July 2023 The feminine piece featured a delicate white floral print, a high neckline, and billowing blouson sleeves. Chelsey Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, 6 July 2023 In the short time that the collection has been available, Lotan says that the leather jacket (a minimalist blouson with patch pockets) and button-up shirts (classic in washed cotton poplin) have emerged as best-sellers alongside the Luna and Carpenter pants. Kareem Rashed, Robb Report, 10 Aug. 2022 Not long after, the stylist Harry Lambert commissioned Reed to make garments that Harry Styles could wear on tour, including an outfit that went viral on social media: a taffeta blouson shirt with puffed and ruffled sleeves and a dishevelled frilly collar. Piczo, The New Yorker, 20 Sep. 2021 Cable knit skirts with high slits worn with shirts and faded oversized knits made for a realistic take on ‘the generational suit,’ as did a stone-washed leather blouson with a matching box-pleat skirt. Laia Garcia-Furtado, Vogue, 7 Feb. 2023 His blouson bomber jackets and Raf Simons’s MA-1s have reinvigorated interest in the silhouette, all bubbly and bulbous up top. Steff Yotka, Vogue, 1 Feb. 2022 Paired with the blouson sleeves, this blouse will make your cottagecore dreams come true. Celia Shatzman, Forbes, 28 Jan. 2022 See More

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Word History


French, from blouse

First Known Use

1952, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of blouson was in 1952

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“Blouson.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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