blou·son | \ˈblau̇-ˌsän, ˈblü-ˌzän \

Definition of blouson 

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

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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 Jil Sander Coat, $4,190, Totokaelo New York, 206-623-3582 Instead of the predictable parka silhouette, Sacai designer Chitose Abe adapted a blouson shape for her sophisticated wool tweed and alpaca puffer. Alev Aktar, WSJ, "Is a $5,930 Puffer Coat Sexier Than a $200 One?," 28 Sep. 2017 Simple blouson jackets come in every imaginable fabrication for fall. Megan Gustashaw, GQ, "Score Fall’s Top 10 Menswear Trends on a Budget," 27 Sep. 2017 Beyoncé’s white Lanca Deep-V stretch-sateen bodysuit from Johanna Ortiz was accented with cap sleeves and ruched blouson bodice. Karen Mizoguchi,, "Flawless in Floral! Beyoncé Takes the Plunge in $2,275 Johanna Ortiz Ensemble," 23 Sep. 2017 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 Loose, boxy blousons in cotton poplin sometimes sported interesting Russian-style high necks. Washington Post, "Valentino headlines first day of Paris Fashion Week menswear," 21 June 2017 Half of the Topshop Unique collection, including a peppy yellow leather blouson jacket ($700) and miniskirt ($380), is available immediately. Alison S. Cohn, New York Times, "A Brave New World After London Fashion Week," 22 Feb. 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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