blou·​son | \ ˈblau̇-ˌsän How to pronounce blouson (audio) , ˈblü-ˌzän How to pronounce blouson (audio) \

Definition of blouson

: 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 The fitted, ankle-grazing outfit featured blouson sleeves, a black silk panel on the hem, button closures down the bodice, a white mini underlay. Barry Samaha, Harper's BAZAAR, "Kaia Gerber Leans into Loewe," 12 Dec. 2019 Shimmering with shades of red, orange and pink, Kidman’s dress features floral burst appliqués, blouson sleeves and fringe detailing on the skirt. Hannah Chubb,, "Nicole Kidman Is the Most Enthusiastic — and Best Dressed — Star at the CMAs: See Her Dance Moves!," 13 Nov. 2019 Pieces include tie-die t-shirts, cozy sweaters and a blouson waist blouse in two color-ways, and each one is under $100. Hanna Flanagan,, "Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen Make Rare Public Appearance Ahead of Elizabeth and James Kohl's Launch," 4 Nov. 2019 Tomei wore a one-shoulder style with a blouson sleeve. Melissa Magsaysay, The Hollywood Reporter, "Emmys: The Unexpected Color Combination to Emerge on Red Carpet," 23 Sep. 2019 What sets Pilati’s collection apart—other than its blouson shapes and innovative layering options—is its price. Steff Yotka, Vogue, "Stefano Pilati Returns to the Runway—No, Not in Milan, in Montreal," 8 Nov. 2018 Hayek, in head-to-toe black (those boots, tight jeans, blouson top), reminds me of a curvy exclamation point. Mary Kaye Schilling, Town & Country, "T&C 50: The Beauty of Giving," 7 Apr. 2015 For Loewe a blouson leather jacket and houndstooth trousers were jazzed up with a bright yellow low-slung belt made of interlocked triangles. Laura Brown, Harper's BAZAAR, "The Look: Totally Waisted," 25 Aug. 2015 That is: substantial terry sweatshirts with ribbed cuffs, wide-leg pants that are cropped and tapered at the ankle, nylon blouson jackets tidy enough to wear to work, and all manner of tempting knitwear. Megan Gustashaw, GQ, "Uniqlo U Drops Tonight and It’s Stuffed with More Lemaire Goodness," 5 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of blouson

1904, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for blouson

French, from blouse

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The first known use of blouson was in 1904

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26 Dec 2019

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“Blouson.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 20 January 2020.

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